Having been a long time comic book fan, as a kid I began asking people who were traveling abroad to look for comics in a foreign language. And that sort of giddiness for seeing my favorite heroes in a book in something other than English hasn't really diminished. Friends and family heading on vacation know the drill. And, on the rare occasions I am abroad, I look as well.
While any comic is a thrill, Superman and Supergirl comics are considered bonus.
My parents recently went north of the border to the Quebec area of Canada and found this slick hardcover book about Superman ... in French! And, despite my being at my advanced age, they bought me it as a souvenir.
As an added bonus, there is a great Supergirl page, showcasing both the Silver Age Kara and the New 52 Supergirl.
Cousin, cousine indeed!
My high school French is rusty but she has "des pouvoirs identiques sous l'influence du Soleil jaune" - that is the same powers under the influence of the yellow sun."
And 'aussi une grande heroine' - she is also a grand hero!
Okay, maybe I am just a big kid, but I was so pumped to get this.
Since I was on the topic, I thought I would also share an Italian comic my folks got me many years ago. These Panini books end up having three comics in one package, this cover book - Superman #16, as well as Action Comics #599 (a team up with the Metal Men) and Adventures of Superman #439.
I share this so those interested can see the first ever appearance of the Matrix Supergirl ... in Italian.