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Hmmm...

19th December 2007 (14:22)

Some of you may remember me posting this picture back in May:



On the left is Willow from the comics edition of 'The Long Way Home #3', on the right is Alyson Hannigan.

And here's a scan of the same image from the trade paperback version of 'The Long Way Home #3', which has recently been published:



Spot anything different? :-)

The flashback scene of Willow telling Warren that she's currently in a state of boredom (in TLWH #4) has also been altered to give her black hair, instead of red... Nice to see someone at Dark Horse Comics has been paying attention to fans' criticisms... although this change does strike a blow at all those clever theories we thought up to explain Willow's new eye colour...

(Thanks to Rowan Hawthorn at atbvs for pointing this out).

Comments

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 14:36 (UTC)

HAH! Nice to see indeed. (But I take it Warren's still in it? ;-) )

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 14:59 (UTC)

Large as life and twice as skinless.

Sorry.
:-)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 16:06 (UTC)

Oh well, can't have everything. But maybe when the next TPB gets here, Buffy and Faith will look like adults?

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 14:38 (UTC)

I was just going to ask the same question as Beer Good Foamy.

No chance they've edited the Warren retcon out altogether?

Edited at 2007-12-19 14:38 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:04 (UTC)

Sorry. :-)

(I don't think they've changed any of the text, just the colouring.)

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:06 (UTC)

Pity.

Posted by: fix me, motherfucker! i'm standing right here. (immortality)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 14:42 (UTC)
Comeback of the Year

I love it when comic publishers go back and edit/re-color stuff. Somehow, it's nice to know I have the real, flawed comic that some people will never see. :]

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:04 (UTC)

Wonder if it'll be worth millions at auction one day? :-)

Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:07 (UTC)

Fits with what some of us were saying at the time that it was just sloppy art, pity as I preferred the clever fanwanks that were made up to explain it.

So no retcon of the retcon then.:-)

I think that maybe they've lost touch with how much analysis Buffy fans will give to the tiniest detail. Of course that's Joss' fault as he did use them for foreshadowing. Otherwise they may have run with it.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:14 (UTC)

I think that maybe they've lost touch with how much analysis Buffy fans will give to the tiniest detail. Of course that's Joss' fault as he did use them for foreshadowing. Otherwise they may have run with it.

Well, maybe there are two comics canons now? One for the monthly issues, in which Willow has teh Blu Eyez of Mystery, and one for the paperbacks in which she's plain old Willow? ;-)

Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 15:37 (UTC)

LOL. Ah but is she plain old Willow in the TPB maybe in the special hardback she's something else.

Maybe that's the plan , a choose your own canon series.

Posted by: M (spankulert)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 16:01 (UTC)
ComicB Willow cover blends

I hadn't noticed this, but I'm glad to see that they give enough crap to change it :)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 16:03 (UTC)

If I were paranoid, I'd think that Scott Allie was reading my LJ. :-)

Posted by: lusciousxander (lusciousxander)
Posted at: 19th December 2007 17:57 (UTC)
Christmas

LOL. And merry Christmas.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th December 2007 11:06 (UTC)

Thanks! And the same to you. (Although I'll probably be posting at least one or two things more before the 25th...)

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