Basic info :
Title : "সঙ্ঘ" (La Machine)
Creators : Peter O'Donnell (author ) and Jim Holdaway (illustrator)
Year of publication : 1963
Total number of strips : 114
For a change, I'm posting Frank Frazetta's one of the vintage comics. This one is from 1954. In this post, you are going to read dual versions of same comic - side by side - one in original b&w work by the artist & another from the colored pages of the book it was originally published.
Now, if you look at the art closely, you will find out that many of those subtle, fine lines drawn by the artist were lost/smudged into crude, thick lines in the colored book version. All this happened due to the old printing process, specially when they were printing something in color on cheap papers. So, the b&w version will serve you the authentic/original look of the comic, while the colored version has it's own appeal. SO reading both versions side by side is like having "best of the both worlds".
This comic, along with many more, were printed in the art book on the artist : Sensuous Frazetta, where ~80 pages were dedicated to such comics by him & rest of the books were filled with his beautiful and mostly adult arts, sketches, interviews and short biography. Nowadays, many a art books are carrying b&w comics drawn by the artists, mostly shot from the original pages.
I have tried to represent the comic exactly as appeared in the book, but I should admit that art looks much better in the physical copy than the scanned version.