It Looked Unfamiliar

Previous posts in this series have focussed on comic-book artists using real-life, often anonymous, backgrounds in New York for their work. This one is a bit different: everyone recognizes the statue in the drawing, but the title is a bit off. (This is from an Avengers comic; that’s Black Panther and Black Bolt facing away for us.) The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, formerly Bedloe’s Island. Ellis Island is not far away, but it’s a decent swim between the two. Oops.

It’s particularly amusing given that Marvel Comics is, and always has been, headquartered in New York. Obviously not all of the artists and writers are located here, but surely someone involved in the process is.

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