Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today in Comics History: Moving from Bedrock to Manhattan proves profitable for financier


Panel from the Betty Bates story "Oil Found" in Hit Comics #30 (November 1943), pencils and inks by Al Bryant

Actually, that visually unclear date could be anything between July 20-29, but I don't have a tag named "Around This Point in Comics History."

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 23: Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear


Panels from Animal Man (2011 series) #7 (May 2012), script by Jeff Lemire, pencils and inks by Travel Foreman, colors by Lovern Kindzierski, letters by Jared K. Fletcher

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 22: Mmmmmmm, pic-a-nic baskets





Panels from "Mass Historia!" in Simpsons Comics #200 (March 2013), script by Ian Boothby, pencils by Phil Ortiz, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Art Villanueva, letters by Karen Bates

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 21: Batman beats bad guys like a rug



Panels from "The Creatures That Stalked Batman" in Detective Comics #279 (May 1960), script by Bill Finger (?), pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today in Comics History: Hulk and Buzz Aldrin team up to punch moon landing conspiracy theorists


Variant "time travel" cover of Indestructible Hulk #14 (December 2013), art by Mukesh Singh

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 20: Eagles and elephants and bears, oh my


Panels from The Road to Oz #1 (November 2012), script by Eric Shanower based on the book by L. Frank Baum, pencils and inks by Skottie Young, colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu, letters by Jeff Eckleberry

What? you say that's only a story about an Oz bear attack?

Okay! Here's a real Oz bear attack!


Panels from The Road to Oz #1 (November 2012), script by Eric Shanower based on the book by L. Frank Baum, pencils and inks by Skottie Young, colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu, letters by Jeff Eckleberry

You may note that I have included for good value an eagle and elephant attack as well. Actually, those are Phanfasms, shape-shifting creatures who are planning to attack Oz but who are completely out of their depth against the wiles of Ozma of Oz.

I like to think the Phanfasms are Skrulls who have been marooned in their mountainous land south of the Nome Country and north of the Kingdom of Dreams, banished there by the Ancient One, Doctor Strange's mentor...but we'll never know for sure.

So long, Jimbo.




Panels from Four Color #962 [Maverick] (January 1959), pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle


Rest in peace, James Garner
1928-2014



Pin-up from Four Color #962 [Maverick] (January 1959)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 19: I Know Why the Caged Bear Springs


Panels from "Pincus Popnecker, Private Eye!" in Herbie #12 (September 1965), plot by Richard Roesberg, script by Shane O'Shea, pencils and inks by Ogden Whitney, letters by Ed Hamilton

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 18: Bear baiting: a popular WWII-era exhibition sport


Panels from the Wonder Woman story "Wanted by Hitler, Dead or Alive" in Comic Cavalcade #2 (Spring 1943), script by William Moulton Marston, pencils and inks by Frank Godwin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bear Attack! Month 2014, Day 17: ROBOBEAR SMASH!


Panels from The Incredible Hulk (2011 series) #10 (August 2012), script by Jason Aaron, pencils and inks by Tom Raney, colors by Frank Martin, letters by Chris Eliopoulos