Created by Jeff Wilkinson in 1950, The Shadow was millionaire playboy Jimmy Grey, who donned a mask to fight crime. When Wilkinson left the series after 12 issues, Peter Chapman took over. Here’s some restoration work on issue No. 70.
The published cover.
Before and After: A scan of the comic. Converted to CMYK, dropped the CMY channels and pumped up the black channel contrast without breaking up edge detail. Painted out the remaining noise/tones and redrew details which had dropped out. This is not quick work. Drag the slider back and forth to compare.
Vector logos added, and original colour reconstructed.
New colour versions.
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