Tuesday, March 12, 2013
X-Ray Specs Sees The Cover!
The next character to take over Buster's glorious front page is none other than X-Ray Specs, an all time favourite of mine, illustrated by the wonderfully talented Mike Lacey. Ray took over on issue dated 15th July, and despite the fact that the front cover is supposed to be the most attention grabbing part of a comic, the colours are all a bit dreary, as though one yellow suits all. Ray's skin for example, is the same colour as the box in the corner, which is the same colour as the pink sail of the boat in panel three.
But that aside, it was a wonderful cover, and led to one of the longest X-Ray Specs strips ever produced in a weekly comic - two and a half pages! The strip could easily have ended with the final panel on page two, but instead the script writer (or maybe even Mike himself) decided to extend it, and add in an extra joke at the end!
There's one more cover take-over left, and I'll be showing that very soon, so stick around!
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