Great Covers

Here’s something of a rarity: this John Buscema FANTASTIC FOUR cover was printed with its magenta and cyan plates reverse, resulting in a wildly strange color scheme. Since all of the colors in the image were composed of percentages of magenta, cyan, yellow and black, the result of this change is a bit of a mish-mash. Only a small portion of the print run was released this way–somebody at the printing plant must have caught the mistake and corrected it, but they also must have figured that nobody would notice or care if some of the misprinted copies were sent out into circulation–cheaper than destroying and reprinting them. Up above is a side-by-side comparison of the two.

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