Shades of Grey or Shades of Gray?

Shades of Grey
Did you notice?

The subtitle appearing at the bottom of the cover to TMNT Vol. I #48 is “Shades of Grey Part One of Two” (June, 1992). The subtitle appearing at the bottom of the cover to TMNT Vol. I #49 is “Shades of Gray Part Two of Two” (July, 1992). Similar yet different. Pretty interesting.
The official TMNT website ( lists both issues as “Shades of Gray.” When you see these two issues in a guide or a list you’ll find that when #48 is listed as “Shades of Gray” then #49 is also listed as the same (and vice versa).
Officially, either spelling is acceptable although I’ve always been partial to “grey” myself.
What do you think? Was this done on purpose or was it an oversight?

4 Responses to “Shades of Grey or Shades of Gray?”

  1. rich

    Maybe they published in two different ways to capture both spellings and ensure no one was left out. ?

  2. Tristan Jones

    Being Aussie, I’d be saying grey. I think it just depends on where you’re from or what you grew up with.

  3. khorn

    What a cool piece of TMNT trivia! I’ll bet it was an oversight…it isn’t really a typo so it wouldn’t be easily caught.

    I personally use “gray” but find myself throwing in a “grey” every once in a while. So I can see how it could happen across different volumes. Keep the trivia coming!


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