In this panel from Jungle Action #18 there are forty Wakandan warriors. None of them can be seen. In this post we hope to show you how not to be seen.
All panels from Jungle Action #18 (November 1975), script by Don McGregor, pencils by Billy Graham, inks by Bob McLeod, colors by Don Warfield, letters by Dave Hunt
This is Mrs. L. J. M'kando of Central Wakanda City. Mrs. M'kando has chosen a most cunning way to conceal herself: through the use of camouflage.
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Mrs. M'kando has learned the first lesson in how not to be seen: keeping herself from being...heh heh heh...easily spotted.
Bonus Jungle Action #18 fun!:
True or false: The title of this story is 'Epilogue!':
A: False! What you think is the title is actually a rare cloud formation native to the land of Wakanda that to some people might appear to spell out letters than the human mind tricks into thinking it looks vaguely like the word "Epilogue"!
At certain times during rainy season on the Wakandan plains, this cloud formation can be seen for many miles, unless you're in Northern Wakanda, in which case it would spell 'EUGOLIPE'.
Native superstition says that 'when epilogue cloud hangs low in the sky, a woman by laser arm attack will die.' It's an oddly accurate prophecy.
It would be many years until Queen Ororo Munroe came to Wakanda and, through the use of her mutant weather powers, discovered that the mysterious cloud was actually an advertising campaign for Epilogue Motors, home of T'Khandra's Wacky Wednesday Wheels-a-Rama Sale. That's Epilogue Motors, conveniently located in Wakanda City, just off Panther Highway, behind the Appleby's!
The year is 1977! And NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes the new electronic age dawns with the introduction of the first color computer, the Apple II, and the foundation of ARCnet begins the rapid development of the modern Internet! This is also the year that (between lining up for Star Wars), comic book fans begin using this startling new technology and experimenting with progressive and modern techniques to transfer and share comic books via the new medium of...computers!
Unfortunately, early experiments with the jpeg format could only produce a resolution of 4 pixels per inch, rendering comic books two-dimensional and unintelligible, as shown belowat this low image quality, even true fans can't discern the difference between Dr. Strange and Incredible Hulk comic books!:
Panel from Incredible Hulk Annual #6 (November 1977), plot by Len Wein, plot and script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito, colors by Janice Cohen, letters by Gaspar Saladino
So once again, Scans_Daily is thwarted...and the safety of comic book copyright is preserved safely from rabid fans intent on sharing files illegally. But for how long... for...how...long?
Next time, on The History of Comic Book Sharing...Enter the Mimeograph!
Panels from Strange Tales #101 (1987), plot by Stan Lee, script by Larry Lieber, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Art Simek, and featuring #3,254 and 3,255 of the 5,000 Hats of Jack Kirby!