- Posted by Johanna on July 14, 2006 at 7:47 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Gemstone and EC Crypt (?) will be publishing a line of EC Archives. Weird Science Volume 1 is due in October. Like the DC line, the book will be priced at $49.95 US for 212 pages. (I wonder if DC will complain about the similar naming and format, or if some sort of deal’s been made?)
There are a couple of choices they’re plugging as a features that make me shy from preordering a book like this:
- “[E]ach of the EC Archives volumes will also include all of the original EC advertisements, editorial pieces, and even the letters pages in order provide readers with the full EC experience.” That says too me “too lazy to reformat”, that they’re straight copies. When Gemstone’s done cheaper, similar projects in the past, I didn’t find that approach enhancing my “experience”; instead, it was distracting.
- The book will have “all new colors based on the originals, but utilizing new methods of shading and texture to enhance and improve each story’s impact.” “New methods” to me runs the risk of someone going crazy with Photoshop, as Neal Adams did on his recent Batman collections.
So, definitely a “wait and browse” item.