Interesting article on how to (and how NOT to) reprint a comic book. I bought the Marvel Masterworks edition of "The Avengers" 1-10 years ago, and I always thought the art looked fishy....
This article says (and I think I'm the last to learn this), that those terrible Marvel people REDREW the original art (Kirby, Heck, Ditko, et al). Is that true? (Jimmy will set us right on this....)
I think the biggest problem with the reprints comes from the garish coloring (paging Marie Severin!). Here's a link to an original page from Avengers no. 5. It looks like a lot of the wonkiness is from the inking (so claims the Kirby site, and as a fan, I will agree with them--although really, can inking explain the way that Hulk looks at the end of his transform??).
But hey, even bad re-drawing can't hide the impact and originality of a panel like The Evil Avengers!