Patton Oswalt stopped by the set of Parks and Recreation recently and improvised this hilarious example by talking entirely off the top of his head for eight minutes straight about what he thinks the plot of the new “Star Wars” movie should be.
As I’ve mentioned, (once or thrice), I’m something of a comicbook fan. Well, back in January, I spotted the published image for the cover of Captain America #616 which celebrates the 70th anniversary of this all-American comicbook hero; and well, it looked like the image to the right. As you can see, it is an image of Captain America standing in front of an American Flag. However, the eagle-eyed among you will notice that there is actually something wrong with this 70th anniversary issue of this American icon.
If, like me, you are a Boy Scout, or have served in the military (I didn’t), you will notice something wrong with this image. Yep, the flag is hung wrong. Anyone familiar with Flag protocols will know that the U.S. flag is always hung with he blue star field in the upper left corner. well, I contacted my editor over at Marvel (I work on the Marvel Index project), and informed him of the error.
Well, when Cap #161 came out last week the cover actually looked like this:
From what I subsequently learned from my editor, it was because I called in when I did, the Cap Editor was able to fix the image before it got shipped off to the printer.
OK kids, here are my two latest published works, issues # 2 & 3 of The Official Index to the Marvel Universe (V2) Avengers, Thor, & Captain America.
#2 has been out for a bit, but # 3 just came out this past week I believe. I am contributing to the indexing of both the modern (Post WWII) Captain America comics and Thor. Needless to say this is a tad more difficult for me, as I don’t really have any where nearly complete runs on either of these titles. Still, we are currently in sections of both runs where I do have quite a number of issues (Although I did have to borrow some early Thor issues from my good buddy, Mark (Thanks pal!).
I know that I contributed to a number of dust jack covers for Marvel hard-bound collections, but I haven’t seen the covers yet, so I’m not sure if they have come out as of yet. I’ll have to check in on that next week.
OK, now back to whatever was distracting me prior to this post.