Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Scott

In Reply To
pantherlord

Subj: Re: Only Color!!!
Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 at 12:52:52 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Only Color!!!
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 11:21:06 pm EDT

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Why, does Marvel and now DC have to have collections of their great heroes reprinted in black and white?

It makes no sense at all to me. Not counting manga, color is an essential part of a comic book. You might even say that it is the most essential part. Without color you do not have anything but black and white doodles. Even the best artists at Marvel and DC usually cannot do without color. Color is the blood of the American comic book.

Further, I have never seen a single Essential Collection sold anywhere at any time. I have not even seen an Essential Collection even picked up.

Image came out recently with gigantic trade paperback collections of Tomb Raider, Witchblade and The Darkness containing a great deal of issues with all of them in color. These collections are like one thousand pages long and again in color.

Marvel has no excuse to be making their cheap colorless Essential collections.

If the original colors of some issues came out looking bad, they should just fix the colors.

No one wants to read about a phantom Spider-Man with no colors, an Iron Man with no Iron, a Captain America with a blank shield, and a Hulk without his Gamma Radiation, this is just insane.

> Why, does Marvel and now DC have to have collections of their great heroes reprinted in black and white?

Because they make money off them. Plus fans are more willing to shell out $16 for 20 issues of reprints as opposed to the 10 that they get in color in an Archive or Masterwork for $50. Plus the Showcase and Essential volumes collect comics that will never be collected in a color hardcover collection like SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP and SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS.

I prefer color myself but if they aren't going to give us the desired volumes in color then I'll have to satisfy myself with a B&W collection.

> Further, I have never seen a single Essential Collection sold anywhere at any time. I have not even seen an Essential Collection even picked up.

Then you aren't looking too hard. Comic shops have them. WaldenBooks have them. Same thing with Barnes & Noble.

> Marvel has no excuse to be making their cheap colorless Essential collections.

Right.

Scott


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