|Images copyright MARVEL COMICS|
Sunday, 24 April 2016
WHEN THE SCARLET WITCH WAS GREEN...
I'm assuming that whoever coloured the interiors of The
X-MEN #4 didn't do the cover as well, else it's a bit strange that
the costumes of QUICKSILVER and The SCARLET WITCH
don't match up. Green for WANDA on the cover instead of scarlet,
and a mercury-blue for PIETRO instead of green. Almost the same
thing was repeated on the next two covers - I say "almost" because
Wanda's cossie was right on #6, but not Pietro's. Funnily enough,
a few years later, as a member of The AVENGERS, Pietro's
costume became that same silvery-blue.
The cover above is a scan of the actual published issue,
the one below comes from a MARVEL MASTERWORKS
volume. I think the slight differences in hue can be attributed to
the different printing processes and paper used, rather than the
way they've been coloured. Besides, there could sometimes be
a colour variation between copies of the same issue back in
the '60s & '70s, due to the vagaries of printing.
Below is a side-by-side view for easier comparison. (Click to enlarge.)
Posted by Kid at Sunday, April 24, 2016