You guys do know that the last response was from 2010? I just dug it up:
Originally Posted by Mat001
Originally Posted by UltimateMarvel Dude
Doesn't change my opinion.
The original printing of "Whatever..." was on newsprint using letter press printing. The reprints have been on a higher grade paper stock using offset printing. So the colours had to be redone for the reprints. By searching images I was able to find this panel for Superman 423:
Of course it doesn't. Just wanted to give you a heads-up.
Originally Posted by Mat001
Anyways, does anyone have any information about this supposed recoloring?
I'm beginning to think that originally Gene D'Angelo provided McCraw with a rough outline on the colors and he 'did' the actual work?
Originally Posted by An Ear In The Fireplace
Please don't take this as an insult, but do you have a source?
I guess it's common knowledge though, looking at that picture...
Definitely not a change worth sweating over!
I got that scan by searching Bing Images. I have the original issues and this panel was from Superman 423. Usually when colorists reconstruct colours they use the original work as a guide. But since it's not possible to duplicate the same colours, because the technology is different now, the colours are never accurate to the old comics.
For example, I like the colour shading in the original comics. In the scan you can see some subtle "grey" shading on Superman's face. But when colorists try to pull off the same shading in the reprints it doesn't have that subtlety because of the density of the colours on the page. That's one of the things I miss about the old comics--the colouring wasn't so intense--and the inker had a stronger presence in the art. The downside is that the paper is so thin in the old comics that the ink bleeds through from the other side of the page, as seems to have happened with this panel.
Watch out guys, there are some spoilers ahead. I don't get why [spoiler][/spoiler] doesnt do anything (anymore?). And, for the life of me, I can' find the "spoiler button" myself.
Just read Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow and while I can say I liked it, I don't think it's such a great story, especially not by Moore's standards. Well done, as always, but it didn't strike me as something truly exceptional.
Could be partly because I first thought [spoiler]the bay was Supes - stupid I know (in retropsect). But I totally didn't think of the possibility that Jordan Elliot is Superman. Brown hair? Seriously?
Another thing I just took for granted was that Jordan Elliot was supposed to be someone from Supes' past. I'm not that familiar with (many) old Superman stories.[/spoiler]
All in all, I like For The Man Who Has Everything way more that WHTTMOT.