Transformers classics, vol. 1 - What happened?

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Transformers classics, vol. 1 - What happened?

Postby |D.M| » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:17 am

Today I got my copy of the TF classics volume 1 (the latest edition that features Marvel characters) and what I wonder is this:

1. Why is digital re-master so sloppy? Some errors are fixed, some aren't, some things are baffling (Red, gray and white Soundwave at the end of issue 6)...

2. Why are inks thicker?
Example:
-Original (From Titan edition):
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3H/VU/4WziwhR5/tf ... -titan.jpg

-And the remastered one:
http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3C/Ia/1NipCCv5/tf-buster.jpg

3. Will future volumes be like this as well? :(
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Postby Grimlock Badass » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:05 pm

Oh my,
That's not good. Who improved that to be reprinted?

Oh my!! :cry:
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Postby The Rev » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:10 pm

I kinda wondered about the thick inking myself. They don't look natural as if someone drew over everything with a black Crayola marker. The new colorization I do like as I'm not fond of the pixel dots of old.
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Postby |D.M| » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:46 am

The Rev wrote:The new colorization I do like as I'm not fond of the pixel dots of old.

It's called halftone.
I'm not fond of it either, nor am I fond of new errors. :(
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Postby bassbot » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:02 am

Holy cow that inking looks terribly messy
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Postby RackNRuin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:12 am

I was happy enough with it to sell my Titan editions.
Some ideas to improve the comic: One: Drift needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two: whenever Drift's not in an issue, all the other characters should be asking "Where's Drift"?
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Postby CraigG » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:46 am

The Rev wrote:I kinda wondered about the thick inking myself. They don't look natural as if someone drew over everything with a black Crayola marker.

Mm. I'm not a big fan of the original colouring job, but it beats revised colours and thick inks. I was mulling over grabbing these books, but I think I'll stick to the Titan editions. Thanks for posting, |D.M|.
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Postby Jamo » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:00 pm

If it's what I'm thinking of, it's the reproduction source material.
Since the Titan books were able to use the original artwork for the reprints, there's very little, if any, change from the original floppies to the TPB form.
I'm guessing (so don't take it as gospel) that IDW isn't able to use the original artwork and have to go about it in the same manner that they're reprinting the Classic G.I. Joe stuff (from vols. 6 and up), which is why some things look different in the newer trade.
I know when I color stuff B&W artwork in Photoshop, I use a top layer that is multiplied that will thicken the lines a bit. Maybe this is what was done?
I dunno...
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