Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Entire Silver Age in One Comics Panel


Panel from "The Forbidden Box!" in Lois Lane #37 (November 1962), script by Leo Dorfman (?), pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 19: Batman really hates second-hand smoke


Panels from Batman: Arkham Unhinged #45 (digital comic, October 2012), script by Karen Travis, pencils and inks by Riccardo Buchielli, colors by Alejandro Sanchez, letters by Travis Lanham

Monday, August 18, 2014

Today in Comics History: Marvel's adaptation of The Crucible does not have enough Spider-Man in it


Panels from Marvel Team-Up #43 (March 1976), script by Bill Mantlo, breakdowns by Sal Buscema, finishes and backgrounds by Mike Esposito and Dave Hunt, colors by Janice Cohen, letters by Karen Mantlo

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 18: Waddle I do when you are far away?



Panels from Batman #627 (Early July 2004), script by Judd Winick, pencils by Dustin Nguyen, inks by Richard Friend, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Clem Robins

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ten of a Kind: I'm Not Dead Yet












(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 17: Bullock Says: Batman Oughta Be Fun!



Panels from Detective Comics #651 (Early October 1992), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Graham Nolan, inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Glenn Whitmore, letters by John Costanza

Today in Comics History: Satana causes a car accident by wearing a skintight bodysuit while hitchhiking, again


Splash page from Marvel Premiere #27 [Satana] (December 1975), script by Chris Claremont, pencils and inks by "The Tribe" (a group of Filipino artists that included Tony DeZuniga, Yong Montano, and Ernie Chan, among others), letters by Pablo Marcos, colors by Janice Cohen

But say, what day did that fatal story take place, Essential Marvel Horror, Volume 1?


Splash page from the Satana story "Deathsong," re-printed in black-and-white in Essential Marvel Horror v.1 (2006)

Which only goes to prove: this sort of thing happens to Satana at least twice a year.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today in Comics History: Punisher farts in court


Panel from Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher #2 (December 2013), script by Marc Guggenheim, pencils and inks by Mico Suayan, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Cory Petit

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 16: What's black and yellow and gone when you look twice?


Panel from Batman/Riddler: The Riddle Factory one-shot (1995), script by Matt Wagner, pencils and inks by Dave Taylor, colors by Linda Medley, letters by Bill Oakley

Friday, August 15, 2014

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 15: He wasn't even there in the first place!


Panels from Batman #548 (November 1997), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by John Beatty, colors by Greg Wright, letters by Todd Klein

Today in Comics History: Matt Murdock walks into completely wrong courtroom; everybody thinks it's funny to not tell him


Panel from Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher #2 (December 2013), script by Marc Guggenheim, pencils and inks by Mico Suayan, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Cory Petit

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Today in Comics History: Joker steals the second "H" from Daryl Hannah's name


Splash page from Detective Comics #546 (January 1985), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Ben Oda

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 14: The day Gotham City was attacked by a giant black pudding



Panels from Batman #530 (May 1996), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by John Beatty, colors by Greg Wright, color separations by Android Images, letters by Todd Klein

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Okay, this made me laugh.

A scene from this month's Red Lanterns Annual:


Panels from Red Lanterns Annual #1 (September 2014), script by Charles Soule, pencils and inks by Miguel Sepulveda, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Dezi Sienty and Taylor Esposito

I will quibble with the fact that this annual continues a story from the regular Red Lanterns series, and is "To Be Continued" in the next issue. (Whatever happened to those done-in-one annuals we had before all the universes re-aligned? Ah well, at least it's not all-reprints.) But I LLOL'd (literally laughed out loud) at the final panel here, which plays on one of the most (in)famous sequences of the early "bwah-ha-ha" Justice League of the...good gravy, has it been that long?...late-eighties, as well as working in a gag that it could only happen in another universe.

If you missed it the first time, or, hey, if you're like me and just wanna see it again, here it is!



Panels from Justice League (1987 series) #5 (September 1987), script by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Gene D'Angelo, letterers by Bob Lappan

It's always good to see Guy Gardner again, although I don't know who glued G'Nort to his face.

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 13: I'm not quite certain why Gordon ever even turns away


Page from Batman and Robin (2011 series) #13 (December 2012), script by Peter J. Tomasi, pencils by Patrick Gleason, inks by Mick Gray, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Carlos M. Mangual