The Hulk Learns Icelandic
A new, boutique publishing house called DP-IN will focus on bringing Marvel comics to Icelandic fans in their native language, Vísir reports. Publisher Bjarni Gautur Eydal wants young Icelanders to have the opportunity to read about their favorite superheroes in Icelandic, rather than having no alternative but to read them in English. Superhero series used to be published in Iceland, but this hasn’t been the case in some time.
“In the old days, before you or I were born, The Hulk and Spiderman were published in Icelandic,” Bjarni said in an interview. “But now for the first time, we’re publishing the stories in the correct chronological order and in paperback.”
Bjarni continued that in his experience working with children in after-school programs, he’s found that there aren’t enough options in Icelandic for young readers. “I grew up in Sweden,” he noted. “And grew up reading Marvel Comics in Swedish.”
The Hulk and Spiderman series are slated for release in Iceland, as are X-Men and Thor after that.
“We’re going to publish both old and new [comics],” Bjarni concluded.