Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Editorial Interference…

Is what appears to be happening in this next recreated She-hulk page:-



Firstly She-Hulk reacts to Terry Austin’s “Popeye” page by saying “Close but no Segar.”… (in reference to the creator of Popeye…) (and Jb sneaks in a "Thanx Terry!" just below the first panel)

Next Tom Defaclo and Mark Grunewald make an appearance- yet another indication that the meeting between She-hulk and Reene in this comic is taking place in a Marvel Universe where "The Sensational She-hulk "is a comic that is licensed by the real she-hulk that attempts to portray her real life experiences (subject to artists interpretation) which somehow happens to be available for purchase in the real world in which we live

Anyway - way back when this comic was made, before Bleeding cool even existed, before Dan Didio was even heard of - and Bob Harras was just a up and coming editor at Marvel we have a demonstration of “Editorial Interference” with apparently Tom dictating to She-hulk via Marks overly loquacious translations what Editorial says her comic has to be…

Tom is portrayed as I guess a New Yorker of Italian descent unable to express  much more than a few words

Whereas Mark is almost the complete opposite

Of course these are exaggerations (as far as I know) done for comedy effect so Tom and Mark are a true Comedy duo, chalk and cheese…

All this is down I guess to suggest or imply that neither really know as much as they think they do about comics, ability to vocalise this notwithstanding

Lets see how right I am on on this as they foist onto She Hulk pages drawn by a “babe artist” asked to make a comic for “proto-adolescent teenage boys”…

Sounds like the next few pages might go further than Howard Chaykin did…

We will find out, beginning NEXT WEEK

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