Saturday, April 23, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 114: Two brave super-heroes died to bring us today's post

What? There's more of Merry Marie Severin Week? Why, yes!

We've seen through the past few days how The Mellifluous One has caricatured The Jolly One in The Four-Color One (Not Brand Echh, that is). But how does she portray J. Jonah Jameson straight — that is, in an ordinary, non-Earth-665 way? Like say, the Earth-616 JJJ? Well, wonder no more, oh woeful wonderer!

Panels from Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #48 (November 1980), script by Roger Stern, pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Bruce Patterson, colors by Ben Sean, letters by Rick Parker

Plus, bonus Peter Parker Beefcake panels! Who says this isn't the Bountiful Bully Age of Giving the People What They Want?

And Marie's Peter Parker looks light he fits right into the John Romita Sr. Universe.

Which isn't a world away from the way she portrayed him in the parodic peripheries of Not Brand Echh:

Panels from "The Wedding of Spidey-Man, Or...With This Ring, I Thee Web" in Not Brand Echh #6 (February 1968), script by Gary Friedrich, pencils and inks (and colors?) by Marie Severin, letters by Al Kurzrok

Say, whodaya think Porter Pancakes was getting married to?

And of course, it all ended in tears:

Still, coulda been worse, depending on who you got married to, Spidey.

Panel from What If? (1977 series) #34 (August 1982), script by Mike Carlin, pencils by Ron Zalme, inks by Brett Breeding

1 comment:

SallyP said...

For some reason, this has always amused me far more than it probably should.