Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dammit, Vinnie!

This poignant story of a young widow worried about the future welfare of her baby is made horribly tragic by the "erase everything and get the pages to the messenger by 3 pm" inking style of Vince Colletta. What should be a dramatic moment as the young widow reminisces about her late husband is instead transformed into a scene from a horror comic featuring a shut in and her mindless, zombie toddler.

From Young Love #80 (May-June 1970).

By removing the text, these panels could also be a long-lost deleted scene between Sue and Franklin, from that issue of Fantastic Four when Reed Richards turned off his son's brain with a ray gun.

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4 comments:

  1. Taking care of baby got a whole lot easier once Ma discovered Gerber's Strained Valium!

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  2. I keep telling you, sweetie, I didn't die, I just abandoned you.

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  3. There really should be some drool leaking from the corner of that baby's mouth.

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  4. Bah, Blockade Boy took my joke. Not the Gerbers Strained part but the valium part.

    Did I just say "Bah?"

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