Over at his blog, Ferran Delgado’s been posting some comparisons between the cover stats that Marvel Comics sent to the Spanish publisher and the covers Marvel published. Ferran’s generously allowed me to share some of his content here. Thank you, Ferran! – http://ferrandelgado.blogspot.com/
Note the grey-toning of the buildings in the background on the right, additional figures, the shadows of the monster….
Word balloons, character name bursts, issue number, picture frames.
Black Panther’s trunks, mask and cape.
Crackle on the stat, buildings on the cover…
Crackle on the stat, empty space on the cover
Shadows, speed lines and crackle on the stat, space on the cover
Marvel’s Greatest Comics cover in 1975 returned some of the speed lines and crackle
1975’s Marvel’s Greatest Comics cover removed the added black, but did not restore the crackle. Also adjustments to Ben Grimm’s face.
Architectural element & shadows on the stat, outline around story title; not on the cover. Note the shape of the shadow to the left of the Thing’s foot
1976’s Marvel’s Greatest Comics edition returned the architectural element around the background figures, and the shape of the shadow by the Thing’s foot!
Added black background, removed black on Tomazooma’s torso
1976’s Marvel’s Greatest Comics cover returned the shadow on Tomazooma’s torso
Story title different
Buildings added, word balloons removed, web increased to full cover