Friday, April 20, 2018 • Midnight Edition • "At least we're not Bleeding Cool!"

Marvel Releases Remastered Miracleman Pages

Written by Christian on Tuesday, December 10 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel Releases Remastered Miracleman Pages

Marvel has released the first pages of its Marvelman reprints.

Source: Robot 6

Marvel has released a preview of Miracleman #1, a recolored reprint of Alan Moore's earliest Miracleman stories.  Probably the most notable part of the preview is the remastered coloring.  Marvel has totally redone the colors, giving the comic a significantly different work from the original Eclipse reprints.  

Robot 6 provided readers with a comparison between the old and new pages, which shows the significant advances made in coloring over the last 30 years.  Here's an example of the page above compared to its original.  

It should be noted that Eclipse's colors aren't part of the original artwork. When reprinting Miracleman for an American audience, Eclipse colored the black and white art from the British version, which explains some of the....curious color choices in the originals.  Take, for instance, Miracleman's purple face on the left, compared to the remastered version.  It's clear that the Marvel colorist (who's uncredited at this time) spent a bit more time on the artwork than his Eclipse counterpart.

Marvel largely does away with a lot of the purples and yellows that Eclipse used, replacing them with white space and highlights.  While this is by and large a good thing, I do think it actually hurts the comic in a few spots.  Take the page below, for instance.  While Marvel takes away the yellow coloring on the gunner's face and replaces it with a more realistic skin tone, it also bleaches the panel on the bottom left corner.  While Eclipse's coloring gives Miracleman's powers a little bit of an effect on the page, Marvel opts for something closer to the original black and white artwork, which feels out of place in an otherwise colored page.  

Largely, I think the new colors are an improvement over the originals, and I'm pretty excited to see what all the fuss is about.  Interestingly, Marvel chose not to redo the lettering in the comics, which I thought was an interesting choice considering they had redone the colors.  

Anyways, for bigger side by side comparisons, check out the Robot 6 link at the top of the article.  


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Christian

Christian is the exasperated Abbott to the Outhouse's Costello. When he's not yelling at the Newsroom for upsetting readers or complaining to his wife about why the Internet is stupid, he sits in his dingy business office trying to find new ways to make the site earn money. Christian is also the only person in history stupid enough to moderate two comic book forums at once.


More articles from Christian
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!