Friday, March 15, 2024

My proposal for the back cover of "Thirty Minutes Over Oregon"

By my request, the back covers of both Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman had only one line:

I wanted to keep that going with Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story.

Though in this case my proposal was two lines, it had a similar effect:

In 1941, the surprise Japanese attack on Hawaii brought America into World War II. 
In 1942, the Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita brought World War II into America.

But I was vetoed:

I love the image and it is a mysterious contrast to the war scene of the cover (which stokes curiosity), but I still visit the alternate universe where my suggestion came to pass.

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