EDIT: I think folks were right about LANTERN JAW, didn't work in a head-on shot. Luckily i was able to sneak in an edit RIGHT under the wire and still have it hit print.
This one IS my favorite out of all the remasters, for a lot of reasons. I liked the layout of the original, but the rendering was just too sloppy and busy for it really to be effective. Now that it's all clean and crisp, it's a lot more readable and I feel like the eye is naturally drawn down the page the way I intended it to be.
Kamina's pose in the original was always a disappointment to me; it was supposed to be so much more majestic and iconic! I mean, it's the GUNBUSTER POSE!! I think I sold it better in the revised version. You at least get the sense that his jacket is blowing dramatically in the wind instead of whatever the hell it's doing in the original.
Lastly, a small but crucial detail - that final text bubble of Kamina's got cut off in the initial print job thanks to it being so low on the page. Rank amateur mistake. I pay really close attention to print guides and bleed areas and all that shit now, let me tell you.
I WILL RETURN WITH MORE. Remember, books are showin' up on AUGUST 20th. THANKS DUDEZ-previous-