Now I know Marvel didn't do the coloring in-house in the early days; this is why there are no colorist credits and why (presumably) there are some glaring color errors (green Scarlet Witch, I'm looking at you), although, to be fair, Stan made his fair share of naming errors that cannot be attributed to defenseless third parties.
I'm assuming that this is the reason for the retouched Marvel digital subscription back issues? Something to do with making sure the original colorists can't claim copyright or something like that?
I hope there's some legalistic hand-waving going on there, because otherwise I'm mad at Marvel. At first I kinda dug the retouches, how it made things clean and newish feeling. But the more I compare scans of the real thing and the touched-up official versions, the more I hate the touched-up versions.
do you happen to have any side-by-sides as examples of this?