Act 2 Collected Edition Out This Week, with Minor Corrections

Providence Act 2 hardcover cover – art by Jacen Burrows

This week Avatar Press released the first collected edition of Providence Act 2, which reprints Providence issues 5 through 8. The cover features Robert Black in front of the Witch House that featured prominently in issue #5. The back cover reprints a detail of Elspeth Wade from issue #6’s Women of HPL variant cover. The collected edition is currently only available in hardcover, for a $21.99 cover price. For covers and other details of collected editions, see this page.

As we did with the initial Act 1 collection, and as only hardcore Moore-Lovecraft nerds are wont, the Facts team looked over the new edition to see if we could find any differences from the individual comics that the hardback collects. Mostly we were looking to see if any of the minor errors that we had spotted (and recorded on our nitpicks page, and reported to Avatar Press) had been corrected.

Good news!

Pretty much all of the easy to fix nitpicks have been corrected – though it appears that only the ones in the body of the comic have been updated, and none of the ones in the Commonplace Book.

See below for some side by side comparisons 

Minor corrections made in the new collected Providence Act 2. Art by Jacen Burrows
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Word balloon placement correction made in Providence Act 2. Art by Jacen Burrows

Readers – did you get the new hardback collection? Did you spot any changes that we didn’t?

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Act 2 Collected Edition Out This Week, with Minor Corrections

  1. Your word balloon goof is backwards. The wrong balloon is the one on the left which has both word balloons point to Robert, the corrected version separating both speakers’ dialogue is on the right.

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  2. “Pretty much all of the easy to fix nitpicks have been corrected – though it appears that only the ones in the body of the comic have been updated, and none of the ones in the Commonplace Book.”

    I wonder if any mistakes/typos/misspellings in the Commonplace Book are intentional on Moore’s part? In the interview you guys did with Providence letterer Kurt Hathaway he talks about when the Commonplace Book entries do things like end mid-sentence, saying “That’s all in Alan’s script—if a line is suddenly 5 lines down—that’s what I do.”

    Also, Robert is not exactly in the clearest state of mind while writing some of the entries. For instance, in the first Commonplace Book entry he’s both riddled with grief and drunk as a skunk, and in the last entry he’s basically consumed with dread, turning his Commonplace Book into a last-grasp attempt at warning Detective Malone of what he’s starting to realize has happened.

    Plus, 1919 was a few years before spellcheck was invented 🙂

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