Tentacle Tuesday: Where in the World?

« Well, she sneaks around the world from Kiev to Carolina
She’s a sticky-fingered filcher from Berlin down to Belize
She’ll take you for a ride on a slow boat to China
Tell me, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? »*

Today’s Tentacle Tuesday is for globe-trotters only – but don’t let this post give you an itch for actual travelling: that’s verboten right now.

This Teutonic tentacled cutie appeared on the cover of Moga Mobo no. 3 (1995). The wraparound cover is the work ofJonas Greulich, one of the co-founders of this German comics magazine that began publication in 1994  (the other two artists involved are Titus Ackermann and Thomas Gronle).

Speaking of German comics, does anybody know where this page and its German Captain Nemo come from?

On the topic of Jules Verne, here’s a page from a Spanish take on his novel Twenty Thousand Leages Under the Sea.

20.000 leguas de viaje submarino, de Oesterheld y Regalado
20.000 Leguas de viaje submarino was adapted by Héctor Oesterheld and illustrated by Roberto Regalado. This 23-page story was published in Argentine Billiken Magazine (Editorial Atlantida) in 1974. For those who can read Spanish or would just like to see more images, head over to this article.

One would be remiss in not paying at least a brief visit to Asia:

HONG KONG BATMAN #19-wild-octopus
The cover of a comics anthology from Hong Kong, probably from the 1960s.

And back to Germany at a staggering speed (watch out for whiplash)!

Petzi is actually a translated version of a Danish character named Rasmus Klump, created by a husband-and-wife team Carla and Vilhelm Hansen in 1951. The adventures of the lovable bear cub were popular enough to be translated into many languages, but a hefty price had to be paid – namely, a name change. Rasmus became Petzi in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Vietnamese, and I’m slightly amazed that such different countries could agree on one name. In English, you will no doubt be familiar with Barnaby Bear. This is Petzi no. 40 (July 2008), a reprint of older material published by Carlsen Comics.

∼ ds

* She’ll go from Nashville to Norway, Bonaire to Zimbabwe
Chicago to Czechoslovakia.. and back!

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