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  • Error in Rising Stars printing..?

    I bought Rising Stars : Born In Fire (Vol. 1) from Amazon, and I noticed the last page of Chapter 5 (a mostly white page where Lionel is speaking with the dead) has been printed as a mirror image (or just the text).

    Is this an artistic choice because he's speaking with the dead and you're meant to bother trying to read the mirrored text, or did I get a bad copy and should return it?

  • #2
    Hmm, ok as soon as I posted this I found a page where it's explained:

    Rising Stars contains a truly rare and brilliant use of the comic medium. As the protagonists leave a character who has become a hermit because he is plagued by seeing the dead, they comment on how he will be alone when they leave. The last panel is a full right-hand page of him muttering that he'll "never be alone" while huddling in a chair. It's all normal until the reader starts to turn the page and light illuminates it from behind, causing the next page to show through and outline a host of dead people and their speech bubbles clustered all around the huddled man on the chair. The entire next page is just a white space with reversed images of people and text to bleed onto the previous page.
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...gTheFourthWall

    So you're just supposed to illuminate the page from behind to get the effect and read the bubbles, but I guess it isn't as obvious in the trade paperback because of thicker pages..?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by vakie View Post
      So you're just supposed to illuminate the page from behind to get the effect and read the bubbles, but I guess it isn't as obvious in the trade paperback because of thicker pages..?
      Yeah, I recall wondering about that at the time. It's a great idea/effect, though.

      Jan
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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