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Friday, 6 September 2019
DC FACSIMILE EDITION - BATMAN #181...
Heads-up, Criv-ites - the latest DC Facsimile Edition is now available, namely BATMAN #181. That's it above, and that's it again below, next to my original issue. This time, DC have gone down the convenient road by simply scanning an actual ish of the 1966 comic, so the colours aren't quite as vibrant as previous facsimiles in the series. Still worth having though.
(Note the difference to the checkerboard strip around the DC symbol and the Code stamp, as well as the lettering next to the Batman logo. Also, the shape of the ivy around the bottom cover blurb isn't an exact match from cover to cover. And I wish they'd leave the dates on, like MARVEL do.)
Below is a page from the original comic, compared to its duplicate in the facsimile. The difference is more obvious than can be seen here, because the light from the scanner tends to make old pages look a little brighter than they actually are. At least you can get a slight indication of how the colours on the facsimile page aren't quite as deep as on the original. Click on them to enlarge for a clearer indication of the difference.
And below, just for the hell of it, is the pin-up in the middle of the mag. This one's taken from the '66 issue, and as you can see, the Batman figure is the one used on the base of the CORGI TOYS BATMOBILE for many years back in the '60s & '70s ('80s as well, in fact). So what's stopping you? Get around to your local comics shop and buy one of these beauties today!
Posted by Kid at Friday, September 06, 2019