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Friday, 9 September 2016
MARVEL COMICS #2 PROTOTYPE COVER (EXPANDED)...
Hi there, peeps. You're looking at the watercolour and gouache
prototype cover of MARVEL COMICS #2, signed by the creator
of NAMOR The SUB-MARINER himself, BILL EVERETT. Just
thought the history lovers among you might like to see it. And below
is what the actual published comic looked like way back in 1939.
(And note the addition of the word 'Mystery' to the title.)
A version of the cover by DEAN MOTTER was used for an
issue of MARVEL COMIC INDEX (below). Contrary to the claim
on one site, it doesn't really qualify as 'inking' of Everett's page (which
would be done on a vellum or acetate overlay if it were), but is more a
newly drawn interpretation of Everett's original idea. Not convinced?
Then look at the following side-by-side comparison and judge for
yourself. The cover has clearly been completely redrawn.
Posted by Kid at Friday, September 09, 2016