Published Alicia Pin-up

Thanks a lot to Glenn E. for sending in a scan of the published image of Alicia from Fantastic Four Annual # 2 (1964).

Comparing this to the original art scan, it does look like Lee made a change to the cursive text in the top left-hand corner.

Maybe Lee felt the first version was harder to read? Maybe Lee wrote that trying to fake a female style of writing with a ball point pen? Or a female office staffer wrote that? It appears the published text was probably written by a professional letterer whereas the text under the paste-up seemed more natural to my eye.

Either way, you have to say Alicia has great handwriting for a blind girl. 🙂

Thanks again to Glenn for sending this in.