Ashcan Proof Copy -- Photos
A proof-copy of the Danger Zone One ashcan edition just arrived today, and I couldn't be happier with the printing results. I'm also thrilled with the printer's color replication for the front and back covers. I've posted some images below so that backers can have a look at the quality, size, and interior designs. (Please note: any blurriness seen here is purely due to my camera, and not at all representative of the actual comic. The pages, artwork, and text look very sharp in-person.)
The interior pages of the Danger Zone One ashcan are a bit thicker and the blacks are more vibrant than most manga releases (which use a cheaper, rougher paper). The interior pages of the Danger Zone One ashcan have a smoother feel when touched, as opposed to what Viz, and many other publishers, currently use. Below are sample pages of Danger Zone One, Welcome to the Machine, Mechanica, and Angel Phase--all collected in the limited edition ashcan.
The cover is UV Coated 10pt Cardstock, which is one of the industry standards for most professionally released manga titles. Below I've posted some photos of Viz's One Punch Man release, sharing identical glossy cover stock. Also, both copies are exactly the same 5" x 7.5" size.
The one major difference between the two books below, is that Danger Zone One reads in the left-to-right Western format, whereas the typical Japanese manga reads from right-to-left.
Just like the ashcan, the Danger Zone One volume 1 print edition will also be printed via the same method, and the high quality seen here will be identical.