Dave McCaig Vs DC Printing Presses

Dave McCaig is the colourist for, amongst other books, Northlanders, for DC/Vertigo. And he just came across the printed versions of the fifth trade and the new Northlanders #41. And he has something to tweet.

Just got my comps for Northlanders 41 which printed GREAT + Northlanders trade vol 5 which printed TERRIBLY. Sigh. DC needs a press checker.

Dear internet: Here's how Northlanders vol5 printed vs what I colored. I assume the pressman leaned on the DARK lever:

Dave McCaig Vs DC Printing Presses

For the record Vertigo is a great imprint to work for in comics. I'm just bummed that no one seems to watch the presses at ANY comic company

Let me also add, that Northlanders issues 40 and 41 printed like Christmas butter. Buy the hell out of them, they're both awesome.

Anyone else notice any significant similar discrepancies?

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