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Monday, 10 April 2017
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11...
Yet another cover variation for you, Criv-ite chums,
this time 'round The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11. Up
above is how STEVE DITKO originally drew it, but fearless
leader STAN LEE wasn't happy with the way Sturdy Steve
had drawn the web-spinner's legs, so got Jolly JACK KIRBY
to 'fix' them before publication (as you can see below). And,
as I'm sure you'll already have noticed, DOC OCK's face
looks like it's also been slightly revised.
But wait, that's not all! When the ish was reprinted in
MARVEL TALES #148 in 1982, the cover was flipped,
Spider-Man's legs were again redrawn, Doc Ock's face was
'slimmed down' even more - and he was given a new pair
of glasses that didn't quite sit right. Three versions of the
same cover is going a bit overboard, even for Marvel!
So whaddya make of that, frantic ones? Personally,
I don't think the right leg Jack drew is an improvement.
Feel free to leave a comment in the you-know-where.
And just so you don't feel like you're missing out on
anything, below is the Marvel Tales version. (How to
ruin a Steve Ditko cover without even trying.)
Posted by Kid at Monday, April 10, 2017