Superman Through the Ages! Forum

Superman Comic Books! => The K-Metal from Krypton! => Topic started by: Great Rao on October 20, 2007, 01:19:01 AM



Title: Page 19 online
Post by: Great Rao on October 20, 2007, 01:19:01 AM
Subject line says it:

(http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/k-metal-from-krypton/promo/19-bnr.jpg) (http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/k-metal-from-krypton/?page=19)
http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/k-metal-from-krypton/?page=19

Pencils and inks by Shane; colors by Sarge.



Title: K-Metal page 20 online
Post by: Great Rao on October 20, 2007, 08:39:54 PM
... and here's page 20:

The original 1940 artwork by Wayne Boring and John Sikela:
http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/k-metal-from-krypton/?page=20&art=old

and the completed page as cleaned up and colored by Sarge:
http://www.superman-through-the-ages.com/k-metal-from-krypton/?page=20&w=1920




Title: Re: Page 19 online
Post by: dto on October 21, 2007, 03:08:09 AM
Gorgeous work on both pages!  However, I immediately noticed that on page 20 "dilemma" is missing one "m".  While there's certainly room in that line to squeeze in that "m", I see that spelling mistake was in the original 1940 artwork.  Was this a conscious decision to strictly adhere to the original, even though it's possible that DC editors might have caught and corrected that line?  Just curious.

Only six more pages to go!  Congratulations on this truly unique project!


Title: Re: Page 19 online
Post by: Super Monkey on October 21, 2007, 09:09:48 PM
Nothing for a while.. then.. POW two pages out of nowhere!

The new treatment is just perfect and makes the whole project look very classy.


Title: Re: Page 19 online
Post by: MatterEaterLad on October 23, 2007, 02:28:42 AM
Really like the latest look, panel 1 of page 20 is beautiful...


Title: Re: K-Metal page 20 online
Post by: Great Rao on October 24, 2007, 02:32:45 PM
Gorgeous work on both pages!  However, I immediately noticed that on page 20 "dilemma" is missing one "m".  While there's certainly room in that line to squeeze in that "m", I see that spelling mistake was in the original 1940 artwork.  Was this a conscious decision to strictly adhere to the original, even though it's possible that DC editors might have caught and corrected that line?  Just curious.

To be honest, I hadn't noticed that.  Thanks for pointing it out.

I'm debating whether to keep the error or to correct it.  A tough call, since this is the first page that has been in such great condition that absolutely none of it has had to be redrawn.  Aside from some digital clean-up, it's all original inks.  I like the idea of keeping it that way, but I've had no hesitation in correcting errors that have shown up on previous pages.  I think a good case could be made either way.

Quote from: MatterEaterLad
Really like the latest look, panel 1 of page 20 is beautiful...

I agree, it is.  I'm very grateful that we got ahold of the original artwork.


Title: Re: Page 19 online
Post by: Avilos on October 24, 2007, 11:34:50 PM
The new coloring is fantastic!


Title: Re: K-Metal page 20 online
Post by: dto on October 24, 2007, 11:58:17 PM

I'm debating whether to keep the error or to correct it.  A tough call, since this is the first page that has been in such great condition that absolutely none of it has had to be redrawn.  Aside from some digital clean-up, it's all original inks.  I like the idea of keeping it that way, but I've had no hesitation in correcting errors that have shown up on previous pages.  I think a good case could be made either way.


Yes, I understand the need to be sensitive to the original material.  But here's a question -- what would DC do if they discovered the mistake back in 1940?  At this stage of production (inked, but uncolored) would they have bothered to correct this error, or let it slide?  How difficult would it be to correct that line of dialogue, given the technology and printing practices of the day?  And how common were grammatical errors at the time?  I highly suspect DC proofreaders would have spotted the mistake, but if production was rushed...

As a possible compromise, I would be satisfied with correcting the spelling on the "restored" page, but keeping the original for comparison.  At least viewers will have a chance to appreciate the untampered dialogue.  But I certainly agree that this is a difficult judgment call.