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.