Saturday, May 02, 2009

Separated at Birth: "Um, Todd, we're not paying you twice for this month's cover."

ASM #300 & 301
L: Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988), art by Todd McFarlane
R: Amazing Spider-Man #301 (June 1988), art by Todd McFarlane
(Click picture to Todd's-Balls-size)

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 122

FF #334
Panels from Fantastic Four #334 (December 1989), script by Walt Simonson, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Romeo Tanghal, colors by George Roussos, letters by Bill Oakley

Saturday Morning Cartoon: "Porky's Hero Agency"

Looney Tunes: "Porky's Hero Agency" (1937), directed by Chuck Jones. Watch closely for the caricatures of Warner Brothers animators during the "picket line" scene!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Stan Lee Presents: Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions


Avengers #58 letter


Black Panther #6
Black Panther #6
Black Panther #6
Black Panther #6
Black Panther #6

That answer your question, Scott Raymond?!?

Letter from Avengers #58 (November 1968); panels from Black Panther v.1 #6 (November 1977), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks and letters by Mike Royer, colors by Sam Kato

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 121

Hembeck Thing
Panel from Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe one-shot (July 1989), script and pencils by Fred Hembeck, inks by Vince Colletta and Joe Staton, colors by Gregory Wright and Steve Mellor, letters by Janice Chiang and Rick Parker

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Because sometimes you just have to post panels of Wolverine, Lord of the Freakin' Vampires

What If v.2 #24
What If v.2 #24
Panels from What If? v.2 #24 (April 1991), script by Roy Thomas and Jean-Marc Lofficier, art by Tom Morgan, colors by Tom Vincent, letters by Janice Chiang

Wolverine: always ready to take a bite out of crime. (So go see his new movie awready so he don't chow down on you!)

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 120

The Fantastic Fourth Voyage of Sinbad
Panels from The Fantastic Fourth Voyage of Sinbad (September 2001), script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Pascual Ferry, inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Liquid!, letters by Richard Starkings, John Roshell, and Albert Deschesne

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I sure hope they put this scene in the movie

As far as my movie-watchin' dollar goes, one of my favorite Wolverine moments oughta be in the upcoming film:

UXM #129
Panels from [Uncanny] X-Men #129 (January 1980), co-plot and script by Chris Claremont, co-plot and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Tom Orzechowski

What's that you say? That's a Storm/Kitty scene? (Well, aren't they all in a Claremont comic?) No, look closer—zoom in with your ruby-quartz binoculars and you'll see Wolverine (and pal Colossus) in the background of the panel:

UXM #129

...and if you really take a close look, that ain't Martha Stewart Living that the old Canucklehead is perusing while young Peter gapes:

UXM #129
All of which, of course, is apt to attract the attention of Earth-616's version of Mr. Whipple, the Don't Squeeze the Charmin guy:

UXM #129

Anyway, we get the picture. Wolverine is all man, bub. Which leads me, by the way, to salute good friend and fantabulous blogger Dorian on this momentous occasion of the fifth anniversary of his mighty web-thingee, (, all with a riff on one of the mightiest and mirthful memes he's given us over the last half-decade. We all know how it starts out, right? Say it with me: "Always remember..."

UXM #129

Yup! Absolutely no gay subtext in this here movie, nosirree, not one bit.


Happy Blogiversary, Dorian!

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 119

Marvel Adventures FF #11
Panel from Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #45 (April 2009), script by Paul Tobin, art by Vincenç Villagrasa, colors by Andrew Dalhouse, letters by Nate Piekos
(Click picture to Moondoggie-size)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Correcting Esquire...again.

So, I was readin' the latest issue of Esquire ("The magazine for sophisticated little stuffed bulls") and came across this chart that purports to "Rate the Star Trek Hotties":

Women of Trek

Huh. Me, I think they forgot somebody. As you know, yours little stuffed truly never shys away from correcting Esquire magazine, so in the spirit of restoring the icon they've criminally overlooked, I whipped up this revised version:

Women of Trek

There. That's better. The original and still the finest, in both definitions of the word.

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 118

FF Unstable Molecules #2
Panel from Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules #2 (April 2003), script by James Sturm, art by Guy Davis, colors by Michael Vrana, letters by Paul Tutrone

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Flaming Words of Johnny Storm

Flaming Words Some people write in pen or chalk
And some in magic marker
Others use a fountain pen
Or paint to make words darker

Email and instant messaging
Are writing we admire
But no one writes like Johnny Storm
Who puts his words in fire.

Flaming Words
Flaming Words
Flaming Words
Flaming Words
Flaming Words
Flaming Words
Flaming Words

So now you know that Johnny Storm
Is quite a fiery writer.
'Coz when Sue said to get a Bic
John thought she meant a lighter.

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 117

FF #538
Panel from Fantastic Four #538 (August 2006), script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencilled by Mike McKone, inked by Kris Justice, Andy Lanning, and Cam Smith, colored by Paul Mounts, lettered by Rus Wooton

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ten of a Kind: Baby, I can't stay, you got to roll me

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 116

Marvel cover change ad
Marvel house ad heralding the end of the long-running "Marvel Comics Group" banner at the top of each comic book cover, ran in Marvel Comics cover-dated September 1983