Monday, March 26, 2012

Uncanny Restoration

 1979's X-Men Annual #3 featured a cover by Frank Miller and Terry Austin.
However, a printing error resulted in the full cover art not appearing on the final cover.
As seen in this black and white version, there was a color overlay that was omitted when the final cover was printed.

However, while other blogs might be content to merely show you the original art, Citizen X is not!  Through the magic of Photoshoppery, I have meticulously restored the cover to closer resemble what may have been the artist's original intentions.  Gaze onward in amazement!

That is all for now, students of the X.


  1. Now THAT is cool!!! (I figured out how to do that sort of thing in Photoshop, too. Haven't done it much, but there was this one pin-up where I made several copies of a piece of line art, deleted portions of each, then turned each section into a different color. So much "neater" to do on a computer than it would have been the old way.

  2. At the time this was published, the technique was called a "color hold", and the different colored lines had to be done on a separate page. This is probably what led to it being left off altogether.


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