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Tuesday, 17 July 2018
MIGHTY MARVEL MISTAKES...
When The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL was launched in 1972, pages were slightly resized from their US dimensions to accommodate the weekly periodical, which, I suppose, was using UK comics like VALIANT and LION, etc., as a template. This meant that panels were trimmed and, where necessary as a result, 'rearranged' a bit. Above is a page as it appeared in FANTASTIC FOUR #6, and below, as it was presented in MWOM #13. Take a moment to compare them and see if you can spot a rather glaringly-obvious mistake.
See the 3rd panel in the 2nd tier? It was trimmed (as were the two preceding panels, as well as the 3rd tier) and JOHNNY STORM was moved up a bit, but whoever did it has placed Johnny's hand in front of the tiny 'GRABBER', which now appears larger than it's supposed to in comparison to The TORCH's five digits. Johnny's hand, of course, should be obscured by the grabber, which would retain the intended perspective. It would actually take more time and care for whoever 'reworked' the panel to position the hand in front of the grabber than it would to cover the hand, so the mistake is hard to fathom. It's when I see clumsy alterations like this that I wish the pages had been left alone, because none of the changes were ever an improvement. Compare the panels side-by-side below.
Just for fun, see if you can come up with a 'NO PRIZE' explanation that would account for Johnny's hand being where it is in the reworked panel.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 17, 2018