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Printing Problems with FURY OF FIRESTORM #2

First, if you haven’t picked up The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2, then drop what you are doing and head to your local comic shop! Buy it now! It’s a great read! Watch for my full review in a few days.

Second, as we mentioned a couple days ago, there was an unfortunate printing problem with this issue. Below you’ll find three versions of page two from this issue: pencil and inks, colored digital version, and colored printed version. Once you get to the printed version, the problem will be immediately evident.

 Below is Yildiray Cinar’s original pencil and ink of page 2

Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2 page 2 by Yildiray Cinar

Below is the digital version of page 2 from DC Universe The Source Blog

Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2 page 2 by art by Yildiray Cinar and colors by Steve Buccellato

Below is the printed version of page 2 (scanned from my own copy)

Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2 page 2 by art by Yildiray Cinar and colors by Steve Buccellato

I don’t know much about printing or coloring, but clearly something went wrong. I feel bad for artist Yildiray Cinar and colorist Steve Buccellato. Given the beauty of the digital version, it seems they poured their heart into this project. Their work deserves to be showcased in a more appropriate way.

To be fair, the problem is not this extreme on each page. Some pages look perfectly fine to me. If you are struggling with the coloring issues, pick up a digital copy over at Comixology.

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  1. liquidcross says:

    I noticed the “washed-out” look immediately, but I didn’t mind it too much except on one or two pages (the page with Zither looks absolutely awful). Perhaps it’ll be fixed in a second printing?

  2. beatlebrent says:

    I thought something looked a bit funky. Good to hear it was an error, and not a new art style.

  3. Ken Deemer says:

    DC will fix this when they release the Graphic Novel/Trade paperback.
    I’m totally loving the Art, Story & Direction of Firestorm! Fan the Flame & let everyone know what a Great Book this is!!

  4. Rhett16 says:

    I thought there was something off while reading the first few pages. Then as liquidcross mentioned, I got to the page with Zither introduced and it looks absolutely terrible. I feel bad for the creative team here, they obviously work extremely hard and produce great stuff and then to have it displayed like this because of a printer error is a shame. DC should include in issue 3 a code to redeem for an online copy of issue 2, so you can at least see the art the way it was intended.

  5. Doug says:

    It’s almost as though the printer was running out of black ink or lost the black plate. . . that’s horrible.

    The color slip is the horrible part, the book is actually one of my faves.

  6. […] For those that have already read the issues, in addition to the great story and art, you’ll get bonus materials such as: Yildiray Cinar pencil pages, character designs, and improved coloring (there were some coloring errors in the first few issues of the series). […]

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