Mr. Bull, I blew a contact trying to read the itty, bitty print on some of those covers! Please take pity on us old half-blind readers and stick with large print novels in the future!
Yes, you're right, Steven! I didn't realize how small the lettering would get when I sized the images. Next time I do somethin' like this I'll post or link to bigger images. My bad!
I refuse to believe that there is a comic where the Wrecker beats up Thor. And yet there it is. Wow...
Kind of interesting how many of these also involve transformations and/or bottles.I also didn't realize Marvel had used "Werewolf by Night" so long before the later series with that title (not that it's an especially unique or unusual title, I suppose.)
some of those looked like slow motion photography or those flip books. Has anything like this been done in the past twenty years?
Not too often, Adam. I've seen it mostly on Silver Age monster, western, and mystery comics (as somebody pointed out, it's a great way to show transformations), and on superhero comics from Marvel in the 1960s and DC in the early 1970s, but it's seldom used today or recently. Where I do see it sometimes is on humor comics: it's occasionally used on Archie books (tho' not as frequently as it used to be) and a handful of times on Bongo's Simpsons comics and DC's Cartoon Network tie-ins.I have a big ol' folder named "Continuity!" containing lots more of these on my hard drive; I'll be revisiting this theme on the future, I'm sure. There's some Scott McCloud lessons to be learned from 'em, yes, but most of all they're just plain fun.
That's a great Joe Maneely cover...anyone else like an Essential Joe Maneely or Essential (Golden Age) Black Knight?
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