Saturday, February 15, 2020

Today in Comics History: Cassino Royale

War! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nuthin'. (Say it again!)

Okay, okay, I'll give you one good thing we got from war: the amazing artwork of Sam Glanzman.


Splash page from Combat #9 [8b] (July-September 1963), pencils and inks by Sam Glanzman

The first four paras of the Wikipedia article give very good background information. More important to our interests, read about Sam Glanzman here.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Today in Comics History: Spidey gets back to where he once belonged


Panel from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #10 (June 1973), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Frank Giacoia, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Charlotte Jetter

Today in Comics History: The Grateful Dead Go to Monte Carlo


Panel from Combat #9 [8b] (July-September 1963), pencils and inks by Sam Glanzman

Many thanks to "Mighty" Mike Sterling for pointing this panel out to the world!

Today in Comics History: A kiss is just a kiss


Panel from Doomsday Clock #10 (July 2019), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh

Today in Comics History: Deadpool has a heart


Page from Deadpool (2016 series) #26 (April 2017), script by Gerry Duggan, pencils and inks by Scott Hepburn, colors by Java Tartaglia and Irma Kniivila, letters by Joe Sabino

Oh course, I know your question right now is


And that's a very good question. But remember, this is a Deadpool comic book%#151;so it might get a little bloody. Still sure youy wanna see it? Scroll down past the spoiler space below!

























I WARNED YOU!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Today in Comics History: The United Airlines PR director breathes a sigh of relief


Segment from "Scoops...Pictures to Remember" in Real Fact Comics #1 (March-April 1946), pencils and inks by George Russos

Here's Paul Whiteman performing "Rhapsody in Blue," one of my favorite pieces of music. I'd post "Bullhattan," my little mini-movie featuring me running around New York City to the tune of Gershwin's great gelody, but YouTube took it down. Boo hiss.


Today in Comics History: Monster.com is still not yet invented


Panel from Doomsday Clock #10 (July 2019), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh

Tune in again on April 18 to see the exciting conclusion!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Today in Comics History: The Uncanny X-Ray


Panels from Doomsday Clock #4 (May 2018), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh



Cover of Doomsday Clock #5 (July 2018), pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson

Thursday, February 06, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 37: Fantasyland


Panels from Spider-Man/Deadpool #13 (March 2017); script by Joe Kelly; pencils by Ed McGuinness; inks by Ed McGuinness, John Dell, and Mark Morales; colors by Jason Keith; letters by Joe Sabino

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 36: A Green Lantern and a talking cartoon dog walked into a bar and Walter Cronkite is there


Panel from Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1 (one-shot) (December 2018), script by Mark Russell, pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Dan Green, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Wes Abbott

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Today in Comics History: Reggie notes that Archie doesn't like coconuts, which eventually leads to him being murdered by the Riddler


Panels from Archie Meets Batman '66 #2 (October 2018), script by Jeff Parker and Michael Moreci, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by J. Bone, colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick, letters by Jack Morelli

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 35: Uh, what's in the bottle, Tony? Beside a demon.


Panels from Contest of Champions #10 (September 2016), script by Al Ewing, pencils and inks by Rhoald Marcellius, colors by Andrew Crossley, letters by Joe Sabino