Friday, June 24, 2016

Today in Comics History: The meds finally kick in on Garrison Keillor


Panels from Sex Criminals* #11 (June 2015); script by Matt Fraction; pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Chip Zdarsky


* I am still not s'pposed to read this comic.

School's out forever!


Back cover subscription ad from Spidey Super Stories #12 (September 1975), pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Irving Watanabe (?)


Today in Comics History: The New York State penal system just throws its hands up in the air said says "Eh, whatever."


Panels from "Memory Lane!" in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #4 (November 1984), script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Kerry Gammill, inks by Carlos Garzon, colors by George Roussos, letters by Janice Chiang

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 176: J. Jonah Jameson will not help you deal with the death of Gwen Stacy


Panel from Marvel Team-Up #12 (August 1973), plot by Gerry Conway, script in Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Don Perlin, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Charlotte Jetter

Today in Comics History: Marvel Studios begins filming the competitor to Batman v. Superman


Panel from She-Hulk (2004 series) #4 (August 2004), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, inks by Marcelo Sosa, colors by Chris Chuckry, letters by Dave Sharpe

Today in Comics History: Roger Miller is 50% done writing the title of his newest single


Panels from Sex Criminals* #11 (June 2015); script by Matt Fraction; pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Chip Zdarsky




* I am not s'pposed to read this comic.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 23: Batman gets pretty distracted by his dream sequence



Panels from Batman: Bride of the Demon graphic novel (1990); script by Mike W. Barr, pencils and inks by Tom Grindberg, colors by Eva Grindberg, letters by Gaspar Saladino

Today in Comics History: Only three more shopping days until Crime Alleymas


Panels from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (June 2016), script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Freddie Williams II, colors by Jeremy Colwell, letters by Tom Napolitano

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 175: Surely there is no context that can help you here


Panels from Spider-Man: Back in Quack one-shot (November 2010), script by Stuart Moore, pencils by Mark Brooks, inks by Walden Wong, colors by Andres Moss, letters by Clayton Cowles

Today in Comics History: She-Hulk gets a mani-pedi from X-23


Panels from She-Hulk (2004 series) #4 (August 2004), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, inks by Marcelo Sosa, colors by Chris Chuckry, letters by Dave Sharpe

Today in Comics History: Gwen Stacy still doesn't know how to use email


Panels from Amazing Spider-Man #509 (August 2004), script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Mike Deodato, Jr., inks by Joe Pimentel, colors by Matt Milla, letters by Cory Petit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 22: Batman needs a montage



Panels from Detective Comics #471 (August 1977); script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Marshall Rogers, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by John Workman

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 174: DESTROY!!


Panels from Spider-Man (1990 series) #98 (December 1998), script by Howard Mackie, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings and Liz Agraphiotis

Just for fun, I like to imagine Jonah shouting that something like this:


Splash page from Destroy!! one-shot (November 1986); script, pencils, and inks by Scott McCloud, letters by Bob Lappan

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 21: Bruce's Parents Are Killed by The Crisis '76



Panels from The Legion (2001 series) #29 (March 2004); script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencils by Chris Batista, inks by Chip Wallace and Robin Riggs, colors by Sno Cone, letters by Rob Leigh

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 173: Meanwhile, at the bright blue headquarters of private detective Simon Stroud, apparently located deep within rural Manhattan


Panels from Marvel Premiere #45 [Man-Wolf] (December 1978), script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by George Pérez, inks by Frank Giacoia, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Diana Albers

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 20: Batman is haunted from beyond the grave by his beard



Panels from Batman Annual (2012 series) #4 (November 2015); script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Roge Antonio, colors by Dave McCaig, letters by Steve Wands

Today in Comics History: Blur play "There's No Other Way"


Panel from "Blurred" in Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 (August 2015); script by Kieron Gillen; pencils, inks, and letters by Clayton Cowles, colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick

See? Told ya.

Hey, here they are again!


Thanks, Blur! We'll see you next June 20th. Or, next week in the discount bin at FYE.

Happy Summer! Here's your big summer annual crossover.


Panels from Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1 (September 1992), plot and pencils by Keith Giffen, script by Robert Loren Fleming, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by John Costanza

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 172: Maximum PWNage



Panels from Spider-Man Unlimited #21 (August 1998), script by Christopher Golden, pencils by Mike Deodato, Jr., inks by Joe Pimentel, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Jack Morelli

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 19: The night Joe Chill ran in spirals



Panels from Batman Adventures (2003 series) #17 (XXX); script by Ty Templeton, pencils by Rick Burchett, inks by Terry Beatty, colors by Heroic Age, letters by Pat Brosseau

Today in Comics History: Only seven more shopping days until Crime Alleymas


Panels from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (February 2016), script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Freddie Williams II, colors by Jeremy Colwell, letters by Tom Napolitano

Hey, what's this Intimidator suit that is being referenced oh-so-casually in the middle panel? Could it possibly be a hybrid Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle armored suit, by any chance?

Eh, probably not.

(Stay tuned!)

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 171: Bad Wolf

Hey, Happy Father's Day, Jonah!


Panels from Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #3 (1981), script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Jim Sherman, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Diana Albers

Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 18: This isn't a contest, Bruce




Panels from Detective Comics #621 (September 1990); script by Alan Grant, layouts by Norm Breyfogle, finishes by Steve Mitchell, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Todd Klein

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 170: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.


Panels from Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek