PopDecay talks about ‘Space:1999 – Classics Remastered’ and Archaia’s plans on remastering the comic that is available at comiXology. ‘Space:1999 – Classic Remastered’ is about John Koenig and Moonbase Alpha as they find themselves at the mercy of an alien mastermind and a biological computer that eats minds. PopDecay gives a brief look on what the ‘Remastered’ means.
Archaia announced the digital debut of Space: 1999 Classic, a new series featuring restored and recolored works from comics luminaries Gray Morrow, John Byrne, and Joe Staton. The restoration project collects out-of-print stories originally presented by Charlton Comics, the British Look-In series and annuals, the German Zack series, and the Italian AMZ stories from the mid 1970s, designed to return the original art to its former glory through the digital retouching of the actual printed comic pages. The remastered series is executed by a team led by Vanguard Production’s senior restoration artist and BLAM!’s own creative director, Andrew E. C. Gaska. Gaska has worked on several of Vanguard’s restored art books in this fashion, and these volumes have received critical acclaim in preserving the past of comic and pulp art. The same techniques will be applied here.
But the remastering isn’t limited to simply being recolorized reprints—this new series will correct inconsistencies in both visuals and plotline, weaving the various, independently created classics together within the greater continuity of the Space: 1999 universe. While faithfully maintaining the spirit of each original story, the remastered scripts will be updated to account for modern technology and innovations to appeal to an adult 1999 audience.