Incoming: CAMELOT 3000 Deluxe Hardcover

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Continuing their slightly oversized hardcover series, I just received this one from DC. Another of my favorites from the 1980s, I’m happy to say the reproduction is much better this time, with only a few pages showing the blurriness and poor reproduction of the WORLD’S FINEST Deluxe Hardcover I reviewed here recently. Nearly all of Brian Bolland’s art looks good, perhaps not quite as sharp as in the original issues, but very, very close. Tatjana Wood’s original coloring holds up quite well on this glossy paper, and the new cover by Bolland is terrific. While I haven’t reread it, Mike W. Barr’s story combining the legendary King Arthur and his court with science fictional themes is great fun, and well worth your time if you haven’t read it. Definitely worth picking up.

4 thoughts on “Incoming: CAMELOT 3000 Deluxe Hardcover

  1. Steve Feinstein

    I’ve read a few reviews on Amazon that state the blacks are too dark and some of the finer pencil work of the artist is lost as compared to the original comics. If you have the originals can you verify if they are at least close to being the same? Thanks.

  2. Todd Post author

    So, Steve, you would like me to pull out the two versions and go through them, page by page, and carefully compare the blacks in order to help you make a buying decision? Sorry, but I really don’t have time for that. I’ll stand by what I’ve already written in this post, the rest is up to you.

  3. Steve Feinstein

    No, I was not looking for anything that detailed (I would not have expected anyone to do that kind of research). In your post you mentioned the sharpness and coloring, I was just looking for a comment on the general use of blacks during the printing as compared to the originals since these were mentioned a few times elsewhere and you hadn’t mentioned it at all (I would have thought with the other reviews making such a big deal about this, you would have noticed some differences at a glance). I’m thinking the other reviewers may have been comparing against the paperback version that came out as opposed to the original comics. Since it sounded like you had the originals, I thought you could give a more definitive answer.

  4. Todd Post author

    Okay, well I was comparing the trade paperback and the new hardcover, actually, not the individual comics, which I no longer have.

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