Monday, December 25, 2017

Master Comics #24: Captain Marvel Jr. and the (Dis)Appearance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Would you trade the Statue of Liberty for the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Captain Marvel Jr. did - or rather, Larry S. Cleland did in Master Comics #24:

Here's the original cover to Master Comics #107:

I give Cleland credit for taking advantage creatively of the landscape format of their issue in contrast to the portrait format of the source material - the horizontal bridge for the vertical statue is an aesthetic decision, not just a patriotic turn.

I also give Cleland credit for adapting the interior art:

If you're interested, the original story can be read in full on

My only gripe with the modification is the spelling of Harbor - did Cleland imagine it would be sold back to the Americans?

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