MARY MARVEL #1 cover

For the upcoming new MARY MARVEL series.

Mary Marvel's eyes are blue, but they changed to brown in recent years, perhaps arbitrarily by a lazy colorist. In fairness, eye color can be tough to discern in the (wonderful) art of vintage comics, but just a little investigation on my part turned up irrefutable blue-eyed evidence (below), which, as a purist, I proudly submitted when I argued the case with editorial.

No doubt impressed with my dedication to eye-color integrity, my editor promptly asked me to change her eyes to brown. My apologies to the legions of Mary Marvel purists out there. I feel your pain.

The brown looks okay, too, but I liked how the blue of her eyes tied into the sky, so here's my original, true blue version.

Mary Marvel #1 Middleton