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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 09 May 2019 at 9:41am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ed Hannigan did lots of cover and pin-up designs. Interesting to note this was done in some cases to work out the color schemes. Many people forget that color is a consideration and why inked commissions don't always look great when colored.

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I could have sworn I somewhere saw a cover version to FF 236 that showed Kirby. Probably on this forum. Or I could be mistaken and it was a recreation of some sort.
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It seems as if recent events—such as my SyFy interviews and a few convention appearances—have damaged my reputation as the Great Satan, and now some benighted souls are diving deep to scrape the bottom of the barrel to invent a rather lame Big Bad Byrne story.
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I could have sworn I somewhere saw a cover version to FF 236 that showed Kirby.

I was thinking the same thing Ed!
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I saw a fan version or 'homage' of the cover with Kirby added, maybe you both saw that?

I can see there would be an imbalance design-wise to have left that area blank so am thinking there would've been a figure there, plus Kirby was mentioned right on the cover with Stan as they were publishing an unused comic drawn by Kirby inside. There was some weird things going on between the company, Shooter and the Kirbys at the time and ordering something removed or erased fits in totally. Did JB use super hard pencil lead? I can erase soft pencil so you can't tell it ever was there, I can even lift off grease pencil with semi-sticky tape so it's 98% or better no longer visible, and that's from cheap comic cover paper not solid bristol board.


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Ed: I could have sworn I somewhere saw a cover version to FF 236 that showed Kirby. Probably on this forum. Or I could be mistaken and it was a recreation of some sort.

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This one?



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Is this account inaccurate?


From: Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said!: The complex genesis of the Marvel Universe, by Morrow & Cooke (2019).

It would definitely support JB's account.
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The same guy is saying he has tons of "unseen, unknown stuff" that he intends to post in the next few days. 

Today he posted part of a "Lost Letter Column of X-Men #137" (supposedly written by JB with an intro by Claremont) that was sacrificed to give an extra page to the new ending. 



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Is this account inaccurate?

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Yes.

And as to that letter above—I don’t know WHAT that is, but I do know I’ve never used that format when typing.

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I do appreciate your reactions to these posts. Brings perspective to everything. 
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Just noticed the “csc” at upper left, so that’s Chris. Was he pretending to be me?!
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Was X-Men #137 given an extra page? I’ll have to go look at that when I get home. 
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