Friday, March 04, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 64: People think that Peter Parker really liked the movie Rashomon, but that's not the way he remembers it.

Hey, it's one of those newfangled Spot the Difference pair of pictures all the kids and grandparents seem to love today! First, memorize this important scene from a classic issue of Ditko-Era Spider-Man:

Panel from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #15 (August 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

Now, compare it to this flashback from a Spider-Man 1980s graphic novel and spot the differences!

Panel from Marvel Graphic Novel: Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives graphic novel (May 1989), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Andy Mushynsky, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Rick Parker

Well, a missing vest, a yellow vest, a misremembered supervillain, an Infantino ceiling, a whiter hairline, a red Swatch, at least two things remain the same: a bar of chocolate probably left over from World War II, and Betty Brant's Joker-inspired grin.

And just what the Sam Scratch is this little knick-knack in 64' JJJ's office supposed to be?

Aieee! That thing's scary. No wonder Peter blanked out most of the memories of that moment.


Blam said...

Don't forget about Jonah's cauliflower ear!

Blam said...

(PS: You have that "1980s graphic novel" dated "August 1964".)