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Wednesday, 3 June 2015
SEEING DOUBLE: THE STORY BEHIND THE COVER TO THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK #14...
You're looking at the 1990 cover of The SENSATIONAL
SHE-HULK #14, pencilled by MARK TEXEIRA and inked by
HARRY CANDELARIO. However, it was originally supposed to
be drawn by BRIAN BOLLAND, but the comic appeared with the
one you see above. I seem to recall reading an explanation for what
went wrong at the time, but I no longer remember where. There-
fore, all I can do is relate whatever faint vestiges of the facts
yet remain in the back of my cavernous cranium.
It goes something like this: After submitting a 'rough' of the
cover and getting approval for it, Brian Bolland drew the finished
version and sent it in, only for it to get lost in the post or mislaid in
the MARVEL offices. With deadline looming, a substitute had to
be created, and, using Bolland's cover rough as reference, Texeira
and Candelario produced their own version of it, which was
the one that was printed on the published comic.
Then Bolland's original art turned up, and was released as
a wraparound giveaway in comicbook shops, so that #14 could
be fitted inside - thereby making things as they were supposed to
be from the start. At least, it's something pretty much resembling
the scenario I've just described. If you know the precise details,
let me and your fellow Criv-ites know, frantic ones. You
wouldn't want us to lose any sleep over the matter.
And, as you've guessed, that's Brian Bolland's version
below the following splash page, so that you can compare
them and decide which one you like best. I've got a feeling
I already know what your preference is going to be.
I've just checked Brian Bolland's site to see if there was
any info about the cover, but there doesn't appear to be.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, June 03, 2015