Monday, April 03, 2017

Covers Redux!


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I'm not sure why I put the reprint before the original this time around... it's Amazing Spider-Man #2 and the reprint in Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special #7. Obviously, a new cover was done for the main feature as well as the additional stories... interesting that the "A Guy Named Joe!" picture still looks like Ditko, eh?
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Coloring can make all the difference in the world, can't it? Here's Sgt. Fury #16 and the reprint in Special Marvel Edition #14... i think the original cover has the better coloring.

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Next, Daredevil #24 and the reprint in Marvel Adventure #3. At first glance, it doesn't look like any change was made, but for some reason, Daredevil was at least partly redrawn! That's a new head, and the right arm was either redrawn or cut and pasted with some additional art corrections!

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Fantastic Four #65 vs. Marvel's Greatest Comics #48... Reduced slightly, and shifted down, but I don't see any other changes, aside from coloring (which was better on the original, IMHO).

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Another "shift the image down" situation occurred when Tales to Astonish #82 was reprinted in Marvel Super-Heroes #37.

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OK, this is more like it! When Avengers #52 was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #44, the Grim Reaper figure was about all that was left from the original cover (well, plus a blurb), while everything else was redrawn or just plain added!

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Aaaaaand... we're back to nothing significant being changed when Amazing Spider-Man #122 was reprinted in Marvel Tales #99. I guess someone realized it wasn't going to be improved upon!

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