Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A Dangling Sub-Plot

Following below is the next completed page of my attempt at recreating She-Hulk 50

A few things do need explanation in this comic...

Firstly the JB font lettering you can see is scanned from the original page,  I figured that was okay as it was not hand lettered in the first place!

Also for those unfamiliar with the concept of the She-hulk comic - which gets a bit more clarification on this reproduced page - the John Byrne issues of the Sensational She-hulk, at least several issue of John Byrnes run on The Fantastic Four and one issue of The Thing are all comics published in the Marvel 616 universe...

That is to say these are "artists reinterpretations" of real life events that happened inside the Marvel 616 themselves in comic book form, which the characters themselves have been seen to read and also explains how creators can appear in comics (which is not a new thing as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appear in the Fantastic Four Annual where Reed and Sue get married)

Quite how these Marvel 616 comics happen to be available in the real world to be purchased is not explained

But all of the rest of this a comic inside a comic, about a comic and about the comic industry is hopefully familiar to anyone following this blog previously...

The fact that the She-hulk comic exists in the Marvel 616 explains why She-hulk can readily ignore the "fourth wall", talk to the reader, talk to John Byrne and even know she is in a comic and in this issue how she can have a one to one conversation with the then real-life editor of the comic, Renee Witterstaetter

She-hulk herself explains she sold Marvel the license of her likeness to make a comic...

One thing to note about the art here, there is an uncredited cameo from the then new artist on Namor, Jae Lee, whose work appears on the picture of Namor you can see in-between She-Hulk and Renee , this was one of the first mainstream comics to feature his work...

And no, I don't know what happened to him, either :-)


NEXT WEEK:- Renee rips into the X-men comics...

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