Written by both Donald Arneson and Arnold Drake (Doom Patrol, Deadman), Dark Shadows was drawn by Joe Certa & Jack Sparling. Volume Two features masterfully painted covers by George Wilson, giving the series a timeless pulp look. The hardcover book with 224 pages retails for $49.99. Trivia: The quote (above) is the cover blurb from the original George Wilson cover of Dark Shadows #11 (Nov.1971).
As director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp continue to develop their Dark Shadows feature film, you can experience the 1970s Dark Shadows series in digitally remastered full-color that is of a higher quality than the original comic book's printing. Hermes Press continues to be haunted by Barnabas Collins and his supernatural ilk, as they gear up for future volumes of Dark Shadows. Thanks to Chris Irving for the heads up!
Arnold Drake, not Alvin Drake.
By Gadfry, you're absolutely right.
I wish tht I had caught that unfortunate error, since I actually know better, but since you've opted out of the "official" credit for catching this mistake ..... um, never mind folks.
I'm Mr. "Anonymous", just fooling with you!
"...digitally remastered full-color that is of a higher quality than the original comic book's printing..."
Unless they're working off the original b/w art and recoloring it from scratch, I'm afraid that's not possible.
My impression is that they're scanning the printed books and digitally-enhancing them, which can, perhaps, match the original printed pages, but certainly not surpass them.
Any time you break line art down into four colors, you lose some fidelity to the line since it's now screened, not solid.
But, if they have the original line art as separate elements, then they can surpass the quality of the first printing!
Is that the case?
BrittReid just "Kato-ed" the high expectations of fans everywhere.
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