This super-sized special-effects spectacular features an all-new Madman story by MICHAEL ALLRED, plus an exclusive 3D gallery of superstar talent: PAOLO RIVERA, MARCOS MARTIN, JAE LEE, EDUARDO RISSO, EMMA RIOS, NICK DRAGOTTA, ANDREW ROBINSON, SEAN MURPHY, MARIS WICKS, AARON CONLEY, JENNY FRISON, DECLAN SHALVEY, BECKY CLOONAN, JOE QUINONES, MING DOYLE, NICK BRADSHAW, and more! Plus newly converted 3D versions of the acclaimed "Swiped From Dimension X," where ALLRED drew almost every panel in the style of a different artist, and "The World's Biggest Comic Book Panel."
In this special digital edition we've included the classic 3d "Anaglyphs" that you can view with your own 3d glasses at home, or the custom MadMan glasses that come with the physical edition.
No 3d glasses? Don't worry. We've included to eye-acrobatic versions as well: Crossview and Parallel, which should work for you similar to a stereogram. Read on for more detail on each image type, but keep in mind ALL are included in this special edition.
Crossview, Parallel, Anaglyph - What Does It All Mean?!
A: Excellent question! Anaglyph is with the red/cyan coloring, so you'll need to use a pair of those red and blue glasses. Crossview and Parallel are both "freeview," which means you don't need any glasses or special devices to see the 3D!
Q: Wait, what? How does that even work?
A: Another excellent question. At first glance, they look the same: Crossviews and Parallels both display the pages "side-by-side."
In order to see Crossview in 3D, stare right between the two pages. Gently start to cross your eyes. Your vision will blur for a second, but then your eyes will "converge" those two images and "fuse" them together into one clear 3D image. Your eyes should stay locked on this image, allowing your eyes to roam all over the page!
In order to see Parallel in 3D, the point is to "diverge" your eyes. Start out by staring at the pages in front of you. Then, you kind of have to stare past where you're looking, as if your eyes are focusing on something far away - with any luck, the pages will go blurry and then float toward each other, finally locking and fusing into one clear 3D image.
Both of these methods might take a bit of practice before you can do it, and you might take to one more naturally than another. Once you've learned how, though, you'll never forget! If the instructions here aren't working for you, try doing a search online using keywords like "parallel," "crossview," "freeview," "3D," etc....someone else's descriptions or tips might work out better for you.
Q: I don't get it - I figured out how to fuse the two images into one 3D picture, but everything looks terrible! What happened?
A: You're probably actually viewing a Crossview file with the Parallel method of viewing, or vice-versa. Crossviews are said to be easier to do if you lean towards being near-sighted, while Parallel is supposedly easier for people who are farsighted.
Q: So, what version's the "best" version for me?
A: Whichever one you like the best. No, seriously - each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Let's dish.
Crossview and Parallel allow you to see 3D without any "ghosting" (doubling of certain images associated with anaglyph), and you get to see the colors as the colorists intended. It's crystal clear 3D. The only drawbacks? There are a few people who just can't get either method to work for them, and it doesn't work as well for wider scenes (double-page spreads from the comic had to be shrunk down to single pages in order to accommodate this viewing method).
Anaglyph is the easiest way to see 3D and to show 3D to others, and is great for those double-page spreads (which have been kept at full size for this version). Even if you've already got the printed version, we still recommend giving the anaglyph download a try - your screen should have lots of colors that will give a dynamic 3D experience! Drawbacks include discoloration from the red and cyan filters, and having to track down a
pair of glasses if you don't already have them.