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Danetello
08-24-2016, 07:00 PM
Recently I have been attempting to read the entire of Mirage and Image from start to finish, and there were a couple of things that occurred to me.

I noticed early on there were a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes in the issues I have since they are older (this isn't a criticism of anyone, just an observation that leads to my following point). I am not in a position to go out and get all the new IDW reprints, and I wondered - were these things ever fixed later on? Did Mirage/Image or even IDW in the new volume reprints ever go back and re-letter them? And along a similar line, was any dialogue ever changed? As in, actual wording changed to something different? Obviously with the art things can't change too much because the pictures tell the story, too, but it did make me wonder.

plastroncafe
08-24-2016, 07:43 PM
The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the correction on how to spell Michaelangelo/Michelangelo.

CyberCubed
08-24-2016, 07:54 PM
The IDW reprints don't change any of the spelling, it would be a waste of time/money and most people won't even notice.

Kevin Eastman was known for being a poor speller especially early on. In the Ultimate Collections you'll see Peter Laird criticize and point out everytime Kevin spelled a word wrong in the old Mirage comics.

DrSpengler
08-25-2016, 09:18 AM
There were some corrections going on in the Mirage reprints and they can be a little strange. I listed the ones I noticed in Turtle Tips...

The Howl (http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2010/12/howl.html) was printed with a bunch of spelling errors that were fixed in Shell Shock. Ghouls Night Out (http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2010/12/ghouls-night-out.html) also had a bunch of errors fixed for the Shell Shock printing.

49th Street Stompers (http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2010/05/49th-street-stompers.html) had one error for the Shell Shock printing, but created another by accident.[/url]