Sunday, June 29, 2014

Here, fixed that for you

I've been reminded that the covers of the L.L. Miller Captain Marvel books were in color and that's likely what Gargunza was looking at here. I still stand by my decision to poke some fun at Marvel, though!

So here's a panel from the original black-and-white version of Marvelman in the UK's Warrior:


Panel from the Marvelman story "A Little Piece of Heaven" in Warrior (Quality Communications 1982 series) #20 (July 1984), script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, letters by G. George

Now can you predict what Marvel did when they recolored the art for their recent Miracleman republishing? Why, of course you can.


Panel from the Miracleman story "A Little Piece of Heaven" in Miracleman (Marvel 2013 series) #7 (August 2014), script by Alan Moore The Original Writer, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, colors by Steve Oliff, relettering by Joe Caramagna

D'OH

(Not that the 1987 Eclipse version did it any better...)


Panel from the Miracleman story "A Little Piece of Heaven" in Miracleman (Eclipse 1985 series) #5 (January 1986), script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, colors by Ron Courtney, letters by G. George

So that's why I'm going to introduce a new feature I like to call

Here, Fixed That For You



The moral of the story is HIRE A LITTLE STUFFED BULL TO WORK AT YOUR COMIC BOOK COMPANY.

Over on Twitter, Avram Grumer makes the excellent point that this could well be the cover of an L.L. Miller Captain Marvel comic, which would have been in color.

I stand by my decision to make fun of Marvel, though.


6 comments:

Blam said...

At least the Marvel edition, unlike Eclipse's, put in a proper comma to bookend the "in the canteen" clause (and got the color of Junior's cape right).

Tony said...

Actually, there's no problem with that panel as Marvel or Eclipse had it. L.Miller & Son's Captain Marvel Adventures reprints were indeed in black & white, but the covers were not, and it's the cover that Gargunza is looking at.

Bully said...

You're likely right, Tony, good point!

Blam said...

Don't say I never did anything for you, Bully.
[previous link went straight to entire album on stupid Google Plus instead of directly to file in Picasa]

d8b6ebb2-7897-11e3-9dc5-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Gargunza's totally looking at the (color) cover of a Captain Marvel comic... the artist even drew in the staple in the right place along the fold.

Bully said...

Blam: LOL!

Numbers Guy: Yes; probably! As noted in comments above and at the bottom of my post.