Seeing double

I don’t often have the occasion to have more than one copy of a comic (well, aside from those I publish myself), but a recent project gave me just such an opportunity… and even though it was luck of the draw, I was surprised at how very different these two copies of Super Powers #3 (DC, 1985) actually were!

One of the copies must have come earlier in the press run when there was more ink on the press, which led to many overinked panels shown here on the right. Thing is, even though it sometimes obscures Greg Theakston’s inking of Jack Kirby’s pencils, I kind of like the mystery and sense of foreboding it lends to the art. And/or the nice texture it gives to stone, whether statues or Darkseid…

(And for those of you who might be wondering, I’m pleased to say that my own recent publications, including the extensive greytones I used in Watusi in the Emerald City of Oz, have consistent results!)

 

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