Welcome to my website! Subsequent issues that appear together (like 5 one-pagers that were released in a row) are grouped together; loose issues that tie into each other (like the bonus stories in issue #22-24) are not. The bonus stories are often part of longer-running things, which don't have English translations, so I'm using whatever other people are calling them and - when I can't figure that out - my own translations.
Already a PKNA fan and you just want to know if you've missed anything? Check here instead for a more detailed overview of just the easy-to-miss content!
All the links below go to inducks pages corresponding to the stories/issues; if you don't know what Inducks is, you can click here.
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PKNA is a long-running Italian comic series about Donald Duck's superhero alter-ego, known as PK (PiKappa, previously Paperinik). The original issues of PKNA have 62 pages, and often come with an 8-page bonus story.
|1996||Issue 00||-||First pilot! (The 1998 special is set directly after this story, if you want to read that now.)|
|Issue 0/2||-||Second pilot|
|Issue 0/3||-||Third pilot|
|PBNA||-||Paper Bat Niu' Adventures: Nervoniani (Non-canon, parody story)|
|Issue 8||Angus Tales||-|
|1997 Special||-||Released the same day as issue #8, made up of 6 stories.|
|Issue 9||Angus Tales||-|
|Issue 10||Angus Tales||-|
|One-pagers||-||Il Mondo di PK, a set of 5 one-pagers.|
|Issue 11||Angus Tales||-|
|Issue 12||Angus Tales||-|
|1998||Issue 13||Angus Tales||-|
|Issue 14||Here's Trip||-|
|Issue 15||Here's Trip||-|
|Issue 16||Here's Trip||-|
|Issue 18||Burton La Valle||-|
|Issue 19||Burton La Valle||-|
|Issue 20||Burton La Valle||-|
|1998 Special||-||Released the same day as issue #20, made up of 6 stories - set between #00 and #0/2.|
|Issue 21||Burton La Valle||-|
|Issue 22||Voice Evron||The bonus stories in issue 22, 23 and 24 form one story.|
|Issue 23||Voice Evron||-|
|Issue 24||Voice Evron||-|
|Issue 31||I am Xadhoom||-|
|Issue 32||I am Xadhoom||-|
|1999 Special||-||Released the same day as issue #32.|
|Issue 33||I am Xadhoom||-|
|Issue 34||Trip's Strip||-|
|Issue 35||-||Xadhoom trilogy|
|Issue 36||Off Air||Xadhoom trilogy|
|2000||Issue 37||Off Air||Xadhoom trilogy|
|Issue 38||Off Air||-|
|Issue 39||Off Air||-|
|Issue 40||Trip's Strip||-|
|Issue 41||Trip's Strip||-|
|Issue 42||Trip's Strip||-|
|2000 Special||-||Released the same day as issue #44, made up of 6 stories.|
|Issue 48||Angus Tales||-|
Now's a 'good' time to read The Secret Origin of the Duck Avenger. It's a story that was released in 2000, and it's a sort of alternative version of PKNA. It's a three-parter, but it only spans about 25 pages in total, and everything about it baffles me. It's pretty easy to find online.
There are also some stories out there that were scrapped or lost. These were exclusively released in PK: Il Mito #36, where they were tacked onto the of the Pikappa finale.
One of those stories was a very early PKNA story, titled Incubo Sul Fondo. Uno's design is basically the same as Everett's, and a lot of classic PKNA elements are missing, but this half-completed (half of it is in text) story is interesting nonetheless!
PK² is the sequel series to PKNA! It ran for 18 issues, without any bonus stories or other material, so reading this is pretty simple. You shouldn't need a guide for this.
|2001 Special||Released the same day as issue #7, made up of 8 stories.|
You've now made it to the hiatus!
In 2002, it was concluded that a reboot was needed. They were also releasing a videogame at the time, which likely played a role in PK²'s premature ending. This also came with a comic, which is a sort of worse version of issue #1 (and which has been included in other Pikappa reprints). They decided to completely change his origin story, and let it run for 32 issues.
While a lot of PKNA fans didn't like Pikappa, it did help kickstart a few modern duck artists' careers. This was also released digitally in the USA, under the name Superduck, where the first 13 issues were available for purchase via the PlayStation store.
|Issue 11||Y||A manga-style remake of the bonus story by Claudio Sciarrone was included in PK Il Mito #29.|
|2005||Issue 30||Y||Three stories; there's a scrapped page that belonged to part 2.|
There was also a scrapped Pikappa story titled Fahrenheit. It was a manga-inspired story written by Gianfranco Cordera and illustrated by Claudio Sciarrone in 2003, that was almost entirely lost.
In 2010, Sanoma (the Dutch publisher) decided that it was time to make PKNA into a bigger thing (after failing to do so twice before). They did this by reprinting the second pilot and making their own comics. Most of them are one-pagers, released in Disney XD magazines, where they also reprinted Pikappa stories.
These stories are all incredibly short (5-7 pages), in true Dutch duck comic fashion, and are occasionally reprinted in superhero-themed bundles, while the one-pagers often make their way into normal weeklies.
In 2014, in the run-up to Paperinik: New Era, two spinoff stories were released, set in a universe where Donald and Uno never met.
The first was PK Universe, a story where Donald has to fend off the Evronian invasion with only his friends and family from Duckburg.
The second was Duck Avenger and the Fangus Machine, a story about classic Duck Avenger getting slandered by Angus Fangus.
In 2014, 12 years after the cancellation of PK², a few of the original writers and artists finally got to print a new instalment: Paperinik: New Era (a term popularised by fans, after one of the creators used it).
This series is set some time after PK², and was originally published in Topolino, before moving to a separate series (often listed as Fuoriserie).
The first few stories alternate between ones written by Francesco Artibani and drawn by Lorenzo Pastrovicchio (with some inking help) and ones written by Alessandro Sisti and drawn by Claudio Sciarrone. Just like PKNA, different writers tend to focus on different arcs and the issues alternate between them.
To make it easier to keep track of the different issues, I have added the Italian titles to some of the Fuoriserie stories.
|2014||I TL 3058-1P||There is an alternate start and alternate ending to this story!|
|2015||I TL 3102-1P||-|
|I TL 3127-10P||-|
|2016||I TL 3146-3||PK Tube (a series of 10-pagers that tie into PKNA)|
|I TL 3147-2||PK Tube|
|I TL 3148-2||PK Tube|
|I TL 3149-2||PK Tube|
|I TL 3150-2||PK Tube|
|I TL 3152-4||PK Tube|
|I TL 3153-1P||This is a crossover issue between DoubleDuck and PKNE!|
|I TL 3181-1P||-|
|2017||I TL 3205-1P||-|
|I TL 3250-1||-|
|2018||I TL 3287-6P||-|
|2019||I TOFF 1-1P||A New Hero #1 (a 6-part story)|
|2020||I TOFF 2-1P||A New Hero #2 (Danger Dome)|
|I TOFF 3-1P||A New Hero #3 Ur-Evron|
|2021||I TL 3407-2||25th anniversary story|
|I TOFF 4-1P||A New Hero #4 (I giorni di Evron)|
|I TL 3437-1P||25th anniversary story|
|I TOFF 5-1P||A New Hero #5 (Obsidian)|
|I TOFF 6-1P||A New Hero #6 (I Giorni di PK)|
|2022||I TOFF 7||-|
|I TOFF 8||-|
|I TOFF 9||-|
|2023||I TOFF 10||-|
|I TOFF 11||-|
|I TOFF 12||-|
|I TOFF 13||(Il Mistero Del Ragno)|
Last updated: 14/08/2023. If you have any additions or corrections, please message howtoreadpkna on tumblr.