Which already published Disney comic books that you don't have yet do you want to get?
My wish list: German Don Rosa Collection (books 1-9) Donald Duck: The Daily Newspaper Comics Volume 2 The Floyd Gottfredson Library vol 3 & 4 a couple of Barks Library books (the ones that contain my favourite Barks stories)
For me, it's individual comics issues I'm looking for, not hardbound collections. Last year the Dutch Donald Duck had special issues featuring Miss Quackfaster and Magica--I'd love to get those. The Magica one has a Halloween story featuring AMJ and Minima De Spell, and I own all five of the other Minima stories! And that story isn't too likely to get reprinted elsewhere, since it shows AMJ in their Dutch avatars. And there are other random stories I'm trying to find, including even a one-pager, A Helper for Helper, which is, and I say this unironically, the sweetest thing ever.
I was finally successful this summer at purchasing SPG 196 on French eBay--that has the excellent Radice/Turconi l'isola senza prezzo which heretofore I'd only been able to read extremely painstakingly in Italian. An amusing challenge in finding that issue on eBay: all the recent issues of SPG have 196 pages, and that is often included in the headline object description, so searching for "Super Picsou Geant 196" brought up a whole slew of irrelevant listings! There's a similar problem searching for issues of Journal de Mickey whose numbers are the same as recent years. There's no real way to narrow the search by specifying that the number refers to the issue number, since not all sellers indicate issue number in the same way.
And that story isn't too likely to get reprinted elsewhere, since it shows AMJ in their Dutch avatars.
Not sure what you mean. Dutch stories featuring those characters get printed in other countries all the time.
Oh, good, I wasn't sure what was generally done about the different appearance. I know in the other direction, Egmont to the Netherlands, the girls often get redrawn. What you say increases the chance that this story might show up in, say, a French or German comic this Halloween--that would be easier for me to get, since those are more likely than Dutch comics to be sold on eBay.
Incidentally, I prefer AMJ in their individualized Dutch versions. I own a few stories that originated with Egmont in both published versions, the original with identical AMJ and the redrawn Dutch version. Typically the redrawn version looks pretty good, and I usually prefer to see the story that way--e.g. Per Hedman's The Substitutes. Especially because the German version I have not only has them drawn identically, but also has their dresses colored identically in pink! But I have the Dutch publication of one Egmont story, Jensen/Rota's Neighbourhood Detectives, where AMJ were redrawn, and boy, does that look weird!! The girls look like they were filmed against a blue screen and dropped into a different movie. Rota's style is so distinctive, the redrawn AMJ stick out like multiple sore thumbs.
I know in the other direction, Egmont to the Netherlands, the girls often get redrawn.
Huh, did not know that. From what I know, Dutch stories are just printed as is everywhere else, with readers just accepting that sometimes the girls are drawn this way and sometimes they're drawn that way.
Italy has its share of fairly different designs too, so it's not like people aren't used to this.