January 17th, 2008

pyrate, arrrrr, copywrong, anarchy


Slowly but surely, I've been working my way through the local public library's collection of Batman trade paperbacks.

Today, I was reading one (War Crimes, for the curious), and noticed consistent printing glitches. This being a 21st-century Batman tale, the art is dark -- deep black shadows, swirling black capes, great swaths of black ink sweeping across the page. And on almost every page, the black had little specks of white, or off-white.

Then I noticed that they weren't printing glitches. I could flick them off, or wipe them away.

And then I realized that I just might be looking at page after page of someone's dandruff.

I'm going to go shower now.
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