|Just call me "Rrorge!"|
The JETSONS cover conveys its gag in silence, while the SCOOBY-DOO cover offers-up a needless dialogue balloon.
Now, I may be second-to-none in my appreciation of a good pun, but this insertion adds nothing to the cover gag, and seems reminiscent of the very many misguided, unnecessarily-dialogued cover gags employed by Harvey Comics in its later years.
|RICHIE RICH CASH # 20|
|UNCLE SCROOGE # 20 (How coincidental!)|
Just for kicks, here's the published cover again, followed by an "ad image" without the balloon.
As a bonus, here are two versions of the same BUGS BUNNY cover gag. The original silent version, and the reprint with a dialogue balloon -- a virtually UNHEARD-OF practice for Gold Key!
|BUGS BUNNY # 74 (Dell)|
|BUGS BUNNY # 137 (Gold Key)|
We'll be back soon with out actual Comic Book Review of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP # 8 - where, needless to say, the dialogue INSIDE far surpasses the dialogue on the cover!