June 9, 2010

Soapy Smith in German


I have been searching for the above magazine for years. It is a German mag called Jack Slade, published by Bastion Publications. The website I found it on is Good Old West Western-Literatur which is in German. By using the Google translation tool I found that name of the magazine is called Jack Slade but it appears to be the author as well. I think that is a mistake on the part of the translation tool. The first issue of Jack Slade came out March 7, 1999 and this issue is #225. The title story is Die Legende von Soapy Smith which is German for Die legend of Soapy Smith.

I had to censor the woman as many of the ladies on these magazines bare their breasts. I do have schools and youngsters who check out my blog now and again.

I would love to hear from anyone who may know more about this particular issue and how one might be purchased. I would also like to know if it is graphical like American comic books. I can't read German but I can look at the pictures! 







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2 comments:

  1. "Die Legende von Soapy Smith" is actually "The Legends of Soapy Smith." If you have any questions about the German, let me know. Although I'm American, I live and work in Germany, so I'm quite fluent.

    Germans really have a strange fascination with the Wild West... When I tell anyone here that I am from Wyoming, they automatically start asking me questions about the Wild West and cowboys. The strangest question I got was whether or not cars exist in Wyoming or if we still go everywhere by horse....

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  2. Thank you very much Alex, for the lesson in German and the good laugh. Looking on the website I clicked some of the page links and found many varieties of western books and mags. I knew there was a great interest in the American west in Germany as a great friend of mine moved from Germany to the U.S. and now owns a wonderful old west town he built. I go there once a year and play "cowboy" with a hundred of his friends.

    Perhaps you could do a check online and see if you can locate this one magazine? I really hope it is on the level of comic books in the U.S.

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