Cutting Corners with Infinite Crisis
A recent e-mail from Spencer Beck, art dealer and owner of www.theartistschioce.com:
As you may have seen, DC recently solicited a Hardcover Collection of the 7 Infinite Crisis Issues. Due to turnarounds associated with getting the individual issues out close to their original schedules, certain artistic choices were made in the interest of expediency that they are now choosing to fix as part of the Hardcover collection. Until the decisions are made as to which pages will be modified and how those modifications are to be done, DC editorial has chosen to not release the pages back from Issues 2-7 until this process is complete.
As to the other pages, I wish I had better news to tell you or be able to give you an ETA as to when DC will complete this process. Since DC does not have a schedule for the completion of this process, I don't have one to give you.
I'm sorry for any frustration this may cause you. This is the first time this has ever happened at either DC or Marvel with a book after publication and hopefully the last.
Hmmm....certain artistic choices were made in the interest of expediency? Sure, it happens all the time, but what corners did DC cut with their biggest title of the year?