Saturday, September 23, 2023

Today in Comics History, September 23, 1942: Exactingly planned secret night mission takes place under brilliant full moon

from "Raider!" in Semper Fi #9 (Marvel, August 1989), script by Michael P. Palladino, pencils and inks by Wayne Vansant, colors and letters by Phil Felix

Curiously, this is actually a case of the creator doing their research: September 23, 1942 was a waxing gibbous moon, and would be a full moon the very next night. I'm not sure whether the tiny slice of shading on that moon on that plash page is a sign of that or maybe a slight misalignment of the red printing plate, but let's charitably chalk it up as a genius bonus and let it go at that.

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