Did anybody else here read the letter pages in Marvel comics when they were a kid. I did (back in the 70s). Letter writers weren’t allowed to quibble about inconsistancies in previous issues unless they could also come up with a scenario that would make the mistake seem, well…, not a mistake.
Say the Hulk is wearing torn brown pants in one frame and blue ones in the next. You could call the editor’s attention to the mistake but you also had to justify it by saying, maybe, the Hulk’s gamma radiation altered the surrounding light spectrum, or some other nonsense. This feat of nit-picking/rationalization would win you a no-prize.
This has been bugging me for 25 years. What does a no-prize look like? Is it literally “no prize” or is there a certificate or plaque involved? Does anybody know anybody who was awarded one?