Friday, September 30, 2016

Today in Comics History: Vince Colletta erases Supergirl's narrow margin of comfort

Panel from Supergirl (1972 series) #1 (November 1972), script by Cary Bates, pencils by Art Saaf, inks by Vince Colletta, letters by Ben Oda

Today in Comics History: Swamp Thing really needs to stop sexting Jessica Jones

Panels from Alias #6 (April 2002), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by Michael Gaydos, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Wes Abbott

A Month of... Board Games! Day 17: I'll turn this car around if you kids don't play this game back there

Yes, it's Sam & Max, America's Favorite Dog 'n' Rabbit Private Investigators (take that, Sam Spayed and Auguste Lapin!) and they're traveling this great land of ours in a big gas-guzzlin' automobile, running down shady-lookin' hitchhikers and stopping in at Stuckey's for that delicious Pecan Log Roll. It's the American Way! And so is their board game!

Left: Sam & Max Freelance Police Special #1 (Comico, January 1989); script, pencils, and inks by Steve Purcell; colors by Rick Taylor; letters by L. Lois Buhalis;
(Click picture to another-roadside-attraction-size)

Today in Comics History: Golden Age Daredevil declares war on black marketeers and the newspaper industry

Panel from Daredevil Comics #1 (Lev Gleason, September 1945), pencils and inks by Charles Biro

Today in Comics History: Somebody's parents are killed; Batman watches it on TV

Panels from Batman and Robin Eternal #18 (April 2016), story by James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, script by Ed Brisson, pencils by Scot Eaton, inks by Wayne Faucher, colors by Allen Passalaqua (pages 1-16); Gabe Eltaeb (pages 17-20), letters by Saida Temofonte

Maybe I worked too long in publishing, but naming a character Harper Row? You might as well call her Farrar S. Giroux or Bobbs Merrill.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Today in Comics History: Really, no joke I could make here would be better than the panel itself

Page from "Notes from the Underground" in Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #3 (December 2015), script by Neil Gaiman, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks and colors by Sam Parsons, letters by Wayne Truman; remastered and reprinted from Miracleman #19 (Eclipse, November 1990)

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The MAD 1960 2016 calendar for Stupid September!

"The MAD 1960 Calendar: August" from MAD #52 (January 1960), script by Larry Siegel, art by George Woodbridge

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 244: Conspicuously absent at the Zebediah Killgrave Roast: Jessica Jones

Panels from Marvel Team-Up Annual #4 (1981), script by Frank Miller, breakdowns by Herb Trimpe, finishes by Mike Esposito, colors by George Roussos, letters by Diana Albers

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 243: He used to be your victim / Now you're not the only one

Panels from Green Goblin #6 (March 1996), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Scott McDaniel, inks by Derek Fisher, colors by Gregory Wright, color separations by Malibu, letters by Jim Novak

Monday, August 29, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 242: Even back then, Marvel kept trying to kickstart a Clone Saga

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #161 (October 1976), script by Len Wein, breakdowns by Ross Andru, figure finishes by Mike Esposito, background finishes by Dave Hunt, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Irving Watanabe

Sunday, August 28, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 241: Spider-Man easily wins the 1963 National Poetry Award

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #6 (November 1963), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek