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    Restoring Brazilian comic book cover

    Hi!
    Brazilian comic book "He-Man Especial #1" is about to celebrate its 30th birthday (it was published on April, 1987). So to honor this date I've tried to restore/recreate the cover of this book.

    It's crazy how time flies. I had this comic back in the 80s (I even remember the exact place where my father bought it to me and the fact we've bought it at night) and I really like the cover. I think some Brazilian artists redrawn art from Marvel/Star Comics (characters look slightly different) and despite the vivid/incorrect colors (somehting very common in Brazilian comic books) I think it's beautiful and imponent.

    For this I've used an original copy of He-Man Special #1 (I lost my book decades ago - this is a copy that belongs to a friend). Cover is definitely not in excellent shape:



    After many hours redrawing, cleaning and editing I could recreate the cover from scratch:

    It's not 100% faithful but I think it's convincing enough.

    After this I tried to make a variation of the cover, this time using a weird color scheme (that appeared occasionally on these books) with He-Man wearing silver bracelets and belt (I confess that I like these colors):


    With some adjustments this is what I've got:


    And I wanted to make a third cover, changing a lot of stuff (but still trying to be faithful to the concept of the original cover).
    This is the result:


    And this is it. Just a small tribute to these old comics I loved decades ago. Hope you like! =D
    Last edited by macbee; August 19, 2019 at 03:02pm.

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    The images don't seem to work inside the thread.

    Also after clicking on couple, the links showed broken images too?
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    These look magnificent!!!
    Amazing job on the restoration on the vintage cover, and I enjoyed the variations too!
    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    The images don't seem to work inside the thread.
    Weird. I can totally see them.

    Again, wonderful work! Hope to see more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny Dreadful View Post

    Weird. I can totally see them.
    I see them as well and they look great!
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    2+ years later after the creation of this topic I've finished another recreation/restoration -- this time of the original Brazilian mini-comic from 1986:



    This is how it looks recreated from scratch:



    And this is my reinterpretation of it. Started a long time ago - but only finished today:



    Probably there are many shading errors - but I'm just practicing and doing it for fun.

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