Off My Mind: Is there need to add international reprints here?


Surfing through the ComicVine, I've seen many international reprints of american comic books like  I Fantastici Quattro, Il Mitico Thor, X-Marvel (obvious reprints of Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery and X-Factor) and many others. Every title page of those reprints is a hell of a mess with dozens of missed issues and unknown releases. In addition they appear on many classic characters' pages like Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Factor and others. This is kinda annoying when you are seaching information about titles in which the character appears, and it's very frustrating when you see some international retro reprints in that part of the character/team/place/object, where you expect to see the new issues with this character/team/place/object .
Original american paperbacks or hardcovers reprints whole stories, plots, huge packs of issues, or whatever with additional information (like variant covers or sketches etc.) or without it, but the pages for these titles can be really helpful unlike those international reprints. 
I mean, those publishers ( Play Press, Editoriale Corno etc.) have their own material to be added here, so what for those minions of multilingual reprints are?
 Russian reprint of  Contest of Champions II#1
Some russian publishers are reprinting many famous comic books and manga, so I can upload this information here too, but I don't even want to do this, 'cause it will pollute this site like those other international reprints.
 So here is the question: should those international reprints pages be here or not? What do you think?

P.S. I don't mean anything bad against italians or other people and this question is not nationalistic or rasict or whatever.
5 Comments
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Posted by CiaranStatham

I don't see why reprints shouldn't be added, myself. It still counts as a valid appearance of a character, since American books will only be exported to the countries that speak English, so really, thinking about it, they're not even reprints in the first place. So yes, I think they deserve to be there, and more to the point, what does it hurt? They don't really pollute anything. You don't need to look at it, don't click on it, really. Simple as that. 
Posted by fesak

Well, all comics currently running in the U.S. Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney Comics and Stories are reprints of Italian originals.
How would you catalogue those then?

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Edited by KurtWagner
@fesak said:

" Well, all comics currently running in the U.S. Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney Comics and Stories are reprints of Italian originals. How would you catalogue those then? "

oh, that's a good point. i didn't even know that. that explains why we had those stripes with bubble-gum in italian in my childhood. :)
 
@CiaranStatham said:

" I don't see why reprints shouldn't be added, myself. It still counts as a valid appearance of a character, since American books will only be exported to the countries that speak English, so really, thinking about it, they're not even reprints in the first place. So yes, I think they deserve to be there, and more to the point, what does it hurt? They don't really pollute anything. You don't need to look at it, don't click on it, really. Simple as that.  "

 @KurtWagner said:

"it's very frustrating when you see some international retro reprints in that part of the character/team/place/object, where you expect to see the new issues with this character/team/place/object ."

  those italian issues appear on many classic characters' pages, for example, check Fantastic Four, Thor and Hulk pages. And what do you see in the section "Recent Issues"? Right, Fantastici Quatro & Il Mitico Thor. I mean, if someone adds these issues, maybe he must correctly edit the "release date" part?
Posted by nikbackm
@Kurt  those italian issues appear on many classic characters' pages, for example, check Fantastic Four, Thor and Hulk pages. And what do you see in the section "Recent Issues"? Right, Fantastici Quatro & Il Mitico Thor. I mean, if someone adds these issues, maybe he must correctly edit the " release date" part? "
 
Yes, that is the problem right there. Empty release date  ==> issue goes to the top of the "recent issues" list. The same would happen for old american issues as well, so this is not limited to international reprints. Though maybe those are more likely to have omitted release date due to the submitter not knowing it in the first place.
 
Maybe the ComicVine sorting algorithm could be changed so that empty date sorts last instead of first?
Posted by Blue_Shield
@KurtWagner said:
"@fesak said:

" Well, all comics currently running in the U.S. Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney Comics and Stories are reprints of Italian originals. How would you catalogue those then? "

oh, that's a good point. i didn't even know that. that explains why we had those stripes with bubble-gum in italian in my childhood. :)
 
@CiaranStatham said:

" I don't see why reprints shouldn't be added, myself. It still counts as a valid appearance of a character, since American books will only be exported to the countries that speak English, so really, thinking about it, they're not even reprints in the first place. So yes, I think they deserve to be there, and more to the point, what does it hurt? They don't really pollute anything. You don't need to look at it, don't click on it, really. Simple as that.  "

 @KurtWagner said:

"it's very frustrating when you see some international retro reprints in that part of the character/team/place/object, where you expect to see the new issues with this character/team/place/object ."

  those italian issues appear on many classic characters' pages, for example, check Fantastic Four, Thor and Hulk pages. And what do you see in the section "Recent Issues"? Right, Fantastici Quatro & Il Mitico Thor. I mean, if someone adds these issues, maybe he must correctly edit the "release date" part? "

I added many of those issues, and have gone back and added all release dates( I think I got them all) I had to learn a liitle Italian to read the indicia, but it is done.
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