“Page’s Anatomy”

As I mentioned previously, I’m going through old issues of Daredevil. This invariably means that you’re bound to come across some pretty crazy stuff. Usually, it’s something that has to do with the plot or the dialogue, but every now and then, you’ll stumble upon a nice juicy artist’s goof.

Both of the panels below have art by the legendary Gene Colan (and both are written by Roy Thomas), and both feature Karen Page. Colan was an undeniable genius and is rightfully regarded as a Daredevil legend, but it’s nice to know that even the likes of him can have an off day every once in a while. Or maybe an “off month” as these are from the back to back issues Daredevil #55 and 56.

I will admit that the first example, from Daredevil #55, isn’t so much an outright goof as just a case of weird-looking anatomy. In the right hand corner, is that someone else’s arm Karen has in her bed? Or is she dreaming that she’s clawing someone’s eyes out? Could it possibly be her leg turned upside down with a hand attached? I know, not super weird, just a little “off.” Wait until we get to the next issue though…

Karen in an odd pose, from Daredevil #55 by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan

At first glance, this panel on the left might not look so bad. Until you notice something odd about it that begs for a second look. And then you count the fingers… My God, the fingers! All six of them! :D

Karen Page with six fingers, from Daredevil #55 by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan

That’s it for now, I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!

Comments

  1. Monty says

    I’m pretty sure Karen actually has both hands clasped over her mouth in the second example (One on top of the other.) If not, having one too many fingers is the least of the problems with her hand. :)

  2. says

    Actually, you may be right. But that actually makes it look even weirder to me. Two hands need more space in the panel than what’s shown here and then you’d have a problem with missing fingers instead. Wow. It just looks weird as hell.

  3. Dan Without Fear says

    I like Matt’s self-deprecating comment in the second panel from issue #56…

    “…I’ve been a FOOL… a first-class costumed MARSHMALLOW!”

    Woah, go easy on yourself there Matt. It can’t be that bad. Lol

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