Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ten of a Kind: It wasn't a rock

Hey, why is it that any time cartoonists and comic book artists draw live lobsters, they still color ‘em red, instead of green? (They don’t turn red until you boil ‘em so you can eat their delicious, delicious flesh.) And interestingly enough (if’n you’re into that thing), somebody at Western Comics/Gold Key musta noticed, because when they eventually reprinted that Moby Duck comic, they color-corrected the lobsters!:

The only covers in the Ten of a Kind above that don’t actually violate this rule are 2000 AD (which is in black-and-white), Archie (which doesn’t show a lobster) and Marvel’s Fallen Angels, which shows two lobsters: one green and one blue. The green lobster is Bill the Cyborg Lobster

Pages from Fallen Angels #8 (November 1987), script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Joe Staton, inks my Tony DeZuniga, colors by Petra Scotese, letters by Bill Oakley
(Click picture to LobsterFest-size)

...and the blue one is Don the Mutant Lobster, who I think really oughta be on the teaching staff at the Jean Grey Academy. Marvel Comics: unfair to 1980s miniseries lobsters! Still, we can thrill to the fact that they were considered worthy of an entry in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe! Now that's comic book validation!

from Marvel Pets Handbook one-shot (August 2009), art by Kerry Gammill
(Click picture to 1989-Deluxe-Edition-size)

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

1 comment:

Blam said...

Mmm. I love crustacean fusion.