Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 6

As before, this is another collection of the covers to localized Marvel reprints from across the globe. This particular batch of covers I have less information about individually, so in may cases, I’m simply going to let the artwork do the talking. They’re all pretty interesting to see at any rate.

This German edition of DER GEWALTIGE HULK is interesting, in that it combines two separate covers into one: the lower, Hulk-centric portion of TALES TO ASTONISH #63 with a compressed version of X-MEN #4 at the top, replacing the Giant-Man image that had been there. That’s some relatively off-base coloring on the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as well.

A Portuguese edition of O HOMEM-ARANHA. That pink background is a color choice, as is Doctor Doom’s (Dr. Destino’s) red cloak and blue tunic. You certainly won’t miss him!

An issue of the long-running O GURI MENSAL featuring the Golden Age Captain America (as well, apparently, as Batman–or Homem Morcego)

This issue of Gibi Mensal is interesting in that the all-new cover combines characters, the Human Torch and Toro and Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., who were published by rival outfits in the United States. An early unofficial crossover.

And here’s another one, this time with Timely’s Torch and Toro hanging out with MLJ’s Boy Buddies, Dusty and Roy the Super Boy.

A Japanese Hulk cover. for a brief time, original Hulk manga were produced in Japan in the 1970s.

And another one!

Some crazy coloring here on both the X-MEN and the guest-starring Avengers–most of whom seem to have forgotten to wear pants. The X-Men colors, meanwhile, seem to have been based on their later individual costumes, despite the fact that they are not so attired here.

A super-cool painting of WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (here, just WEREWOLF) pitting him against a much more colorful incarnation of Moon Knight.

I have no idea why the editors of VENGEUR chose to transform this figure of the Kingpin into Kang (the Kangpin?) but it sure is fascinating to me!

More WEREWOLF, more Moon Knight–or as he seems to be called here, La Muerte Blanca, the White Death. This despite the fact that he’s mostly darkly attired. Who knows?

Would you believe a third WEREWOLF cover and a third appearance for Moon Knight along with his friends (?) Dr. Glitternight and the Hangman. Don’t worry, this one is El Final, the ending.

This apparently isn’t an Indonesian Spider-Man cover at all, but rather features a knock-off character called Lamaut, or “Death Spider”). I’m guessing that isn’t the Lizard that he’s fighting either. No lawyers need bother themselves with this one.

On the other hand, that sure seems to be Spider-Man getting his clock cleaned on this cover of Lentera Hijau, also from Indonesia, so maybe somebody from Legal ought to look into this whole thing. This was another locally-produced bootleg product.

I dig this crazy cover for this 1973 Annual edition of O Homom-Aranha

A Brazilian copy of QUARTETO FANTASTICO. Nice log on this one, and the stark white background is eye-catching. In many ways, this looks better than the American cover it was lifted from.

Elektra lives! Not that it really looks that way on this cover.

This issue of MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS is pretty cool, as not only does it reprint and localize the adventures of the Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Ant-man, but it uses the American MGC logo as well.

Another bootleg and locally-produced Spider-Man comic book, this one by creator Djoni Andrean.

The back cover shows that he also produced bootleg Daredevil comics, with Kapten Dev battling Professor Doctor Doom, who is even more greatly accredited than his American/Latverian counterpart.

And let’s wrap things up with this cover from CAPITAO AMERICA THOR HOMEM DE FERRO, which is interesting largely for the color scheme used on Captain Marvel (Capitao Maravilha)

6 thoughts on “Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 6

  1. RE: “the color scheme used on Captain Marvel”

    You know, I bet if Captain Marvel was initially colored red, blue and yellow it might have been a lot more popular. (Eventually, with a revamped costume in red, blue and yellow, Cap got a fashion forward update right before the end of his first run.) What were kids to make of a superhero in a white costume with green accents? A very surprising color choice considering how particular Martin Goodman and Stan Lee were about what made the elements of a marketable hero (and cover).


    1. My personal theory is they tried too hard to not be Fawcett’s Captain Marvel, a mistake Roy Thomas rectified. Someone should ask Roy.


      1. And now that I think about it, the original Captain Marvel’s C. C. Beck and Otto Binder created Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer in 1967, the same year that Marvel’s Captain Marvel debuted in Marvel Super-Heroes. Wasn’t it strange that Fatman’s costume was also — green and white?


  2. Kingpin being Kang’s thrall all this time or even another iteration like Rama Tut would be interesting…


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