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Is A Recolored Comic Still The Same Comic?

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This week, Marvel posted a few preview pages from its newly "remastered" first issue of Miracleman. Before the images were even officially released Wednesday, fans had gotten a hold of the new images and posted comparisons to the original black-and-white versions from the magazine Warrior, Eclipse Comics' original issues, and recolored versions from the original Eclipse collected edition.

It seems like any time the major publishers issue a high-profile reprint of a comic that's more than 25 years old, they consider it a necessity to recolor them. Maybe it is. Maybe old-fashioned colors are a turn-off to readers who are used to modern techniques. But I do wonder how much changing the colors changes the actual comic.

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Link Ink: ‘Life In Hell’ Concludes, Tasting CAKE and ‘Boy God’

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Creators: After more than three decades, The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening has ended his syndicated comic strip, Life In Hell.

Industry: Want an insight into just what comic editors do? Dark Horse's Jim Gibbons provides some insights.

Toys: If you're bummed that you didn't catch one of NECA's 5,000 standard

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The Art of Coloring: Making Comics With Dave Stewart [Interview]

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Open up a comic book and tell me the first thing you see. It isn't the story or the lettered; those elements of a comic book take time to read, digest, and comprehend. It's not the art, either. You can tell if art is dope or not at a glance, but you can't absorb any details without taking a break and really looking at a page. No, the

Dramatically Different ‘Absolute Sandman’ Recoloring is Absolutely Necessary

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In advance of three new "The Sandman" trade paperbacks coming next month, Vertigo's Graphic Content blog offered a fascinating look behind-the-scenes of "The Absolute Sandman," the remastered edition from which the new softcovers were compiled. Using technology that didn't exist when they were originally created, the first 18 issues of "Th

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