Saturday, April 26, 2008

Separated at Birth: This Home Protected by Uatu Security

Panels from Fantastic Four #13 (April 1963), written by Stan Lee, pencilled by Jack Kirby, inked by Steve Ditko, lettered by Artie Simek

Panels from Uncanny X-Men #137 (September 1980), written by Chris Claremont, pencils and co-plot by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Glynis Wein, lettering by Tom Orzechowski

Click here to Blue Moon-o-size

R.I.P. Humphrey Lyttelton, 1921-2008

His obituary on the BBC website.

Friday, April 25, 2008

More of the 5,000 Hats of Jack Kirby


#2,817; 2,818, 2,819





#866; 867




(Here's some more of the 5000 Hats of Jack Kirby.)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bully's Sketchbook: Raina Telgemeier

Lucy-Anne, queen o' my heart, started a sketchbook for me at last weekend's New York Comic Con. The subject? Yours little stuffed truly. I'll be posting these sketches bit by bit right up here to show off the beautiful artwork everyone has done. First up: the fabulous Raina Telgemeier (Smile (A Dental Drama), Take-Out and The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels)!

Bully, by Raina Telgemeier

I'm head-over-hooves in love with her artwork! (And I have a little Bully-crush on her as well!) Buy her books and see her comics at her website! (Thanks, Raina!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Picket lines and picket signs/Don't punish me with brutality/Talk to me, so you can see/What's going on

Actual unretouched panels from yesterday's and today's Dick Tracy comic strip:

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And that's why they call him Speedy

Roy Harper. Master archer. Cunning strategist. Male chauvinist pig. Oh sure, you the sixties Roy would call Donna Troy "Wonder Chick." Where's the harm in that, you ask? Surely Roy has learned his lesson by the thirtieth century:

Panels from Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze #1 and #2 (January-February 2000), script and layouts by Dan Jurgens, finishing art by Phil Jimenez, letting by Comicraft, colors by Tom McGraw

It's the beginning of the end of all time and space, and what's on the mind of the scarlet Titan? Saving the universe? Standing firmly beside his comrades? Nope: it's tryin' to get some Cargggite action:

Roy can appreciate a beautiful woman in any time-era of the DCU. Too bad he pays no attention to color (which might explain that costume of his):

Striking a blow for women everywhere...heck, for people of conscience everywhere...Luorna Durgo shows Roy exactly where to get off: to get off of her!:

You'd think that would be a lesson to Roy Harper, wouldn't ya? Then you don't know Roy very well:

When Roy finally finds out he's dealing with three, three, three girls in one, he's already mentally composing a letter to a men's magazine until Donna Troy shuts him the heck up, in a panel that's probably best left to the imagination but explains why Roy is several arrows short and waddling for the rest of the miniseries:

Still, with some proper mentoring and guidance by an adult figure in his life, surely Roy will learn the proper respect for women. After all, where on earth could he have learned such unacceptable behavior, anyway?:

Like father, like son? Think about it...won't you?

Monday, April 21, 2008

And lo, there shall come an a truly great blog

Dave Campbell Comics

Dave Campbell, master of all he surveys, is closing the lid for the last time on his blog Dave's Long Box. We here at Comics Oughta Be Fun! salute and honor you, Dave, not the least for the inspiration, fun, and perhaps the most commitment a man has shown towards Nick Fury: The S.H.I.E.L.D. Career Power Seminar. You will be missed, Dave. You'll definitely be missed. Don't you agree, Celine Dion?


Thanks, Dave.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ten of a Kind: Almighty Union Jack/A thousand victories will be behind you

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Comic Con is over and I feel like dancin'. Take it away, Madonna!

"Hung Up" by Madonna (2007)

Underground station: filmed on a Jubilee Line train between Charing Cross and West Hampstead and back.

Mornington Crescent! (I win!)

"Be There" by UNKLE

Underground stations: Mornington Crescent on the Northern Line and Edgware Road on the District Line