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« on: July 16, 2007, 01:43:25 AM »

Forgive me if this has been posted elsewhere (or if this is the wrong place), but did anyone see that Heritage is selling page 9 from the K-Metal story?  Looks like its up to $1600 right now.
http://comics.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=825&Lot_No=41125

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007, 02:25:54 AM »

Rao just informed me of your post.  Thanks for this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 02:28:03 AM »

It is interesting to use the zoom features and see the original pencil lines.  The inking on the S shield is very vague in some panels.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007, 02:49:31 AM »

It is interesting to use the zoom features and see the original pencil lines.  The inking on the S shield is very vague in some panels.

(I'm sure Rao is going to move this to the K-Metal thread)

Yup - the biggest detraction for me of the time period is that ever changing "S".  On the project we established the non-serifed "S" early on - and kept it.  The 5 sided chevron was already established by our project, and it just seemed like a small leap to make the "S" non-serifed - then into the checked serif as the chronicles progress, too the basic pattern of the squared serifed "S" that pretty much stayed the same since.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007, 03:25:22 AM »

If you zoom into the lower left hand panel (wrench to the head), even the five sided shield is nebulous there...
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007, 03:37:23 AM »

If you zoom into the lower left hand panel (wrench to the head), even the five sided shield is nebulous there...

I think the shield was intended to be police-badge shaped instead of 5-sided.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007, 10:10:51 AM »

In the early stories, the badge is clearly a sort of crest - it's not even clear that it's got an "S" on it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 04:23:47 AM »

I wonder if some people still think that this story is a fake?
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