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Gerry Turnbull
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Gerry Turnbull
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Kurt Anderson
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Wish I had comparison pages of the Kubert Tarzan pages and their Dark Horse Archives counterparts.

Nothing but clean lines and crips colors.

 

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Kevin Sharp
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Gerry,

Thanks for posting those. I expected that I might prefer the original coloring, but I didn't think it would be by such a wide margin! The new versions look too "pop art", which is fine for some books - but not this version of Batman.





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Al Cook
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Not only is the new colouring awful, but in some places Adams has actually
been redrawn! Why?!?! Arrrrgh!
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Robert Bradley
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I don't mind 'color reconstruction' like we see in the Archives and Masterworks, but I'd prefer not to see art redrawn/touched up and coloring changed.

Still, it is Neal Adams art, and it's right pretty....

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Jason Czeskleba
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Boy, I'd heard he had made some subtle alterations to the art, but I didn't realize he'd actually done so much redrawing.  That's a bit too revisionist for me... especially things like lengthening Batman's ears in the older Brave and Bold stories.
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Thomas Moudry
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The recoloring doesn't bother me. The redrawing is...jarring, to say the least.
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Sam Karns
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Thank you for sharing, Gerry.
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Troy Nunis
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hmmm . . i love the new colours, not sure how to take the redrawing -- i might actually look into getting these.
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Flavio Sapha
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I think the new colors are waaay distracting.  Then again, they´re consistent with the look Adams imprinted on his own Continuity Comics. 

The doctoring of Batman´s ears and so on is beneath him, though.  Defeats the purpose of buying these things,  that is, to  see the Adams-Batman´s evolution, eh?


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Andy Mokler
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Neal Adams' heyday was just a little before my time so he's always more of a historical figure than one of my guys, kind of like Kirby and Kubert among others.  I've enjoyed looking back on his work and held it in high esteem.

As an artist, that second page is somewhat encouraging.  There are many artists that make you feel that proverbial weight that JB described upthread and it's nice to know that even the so-called gods of the medium have trouble with certain poses.  Obviously, NA didn't like the way he had originally drawn the page, so much so that he almost completely re-drew the Batman figure.  Even in the re-draw though, it doesn't look like he nailed it. 

Adams' art always seems so precise and correct that it's almost surprising to see NA struggle with the perspective on that Batman page.  The pose, face and foot were all changed and still don't have the fluidity that so much of his other works does.

Speaking of the colors, I actually like the new stuff. 



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