Saturday, November 14, 2009

Separated at Birth: The Legion of Brightly-Costumed Kid Sidekicks (aka Targets)

Detective #345/Impulse #62
L: Detective Comics #345 (November, 1965), art by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella
R: Impulse #62 (July 2000), art by Ethan Van Sciver and Wayne Faucher

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365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 318: Feats of Strength Week, Day 7

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Fantastic Four #95 page by Jack Kirby
Fantastic Four #95 page by Jack Kirby
Pages from Fantastic Four #95 (February 1970), written by Stan Lee, pencilled by Jack Kirby, inked by Joe Sinnott, lettered by Artie Simek
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Saturday Morning Cartoon: Tom Jones "Give a Little Love"


"Give a Little Love" (2009) music video starring Tom Jones, directed by Emma and Del and animation by RJDM of Pulse Films



Friday, November 13, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 317: Feats of Strength Week, Day 6

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FF #251
Panels from Fantastic Four #251 (February 1983), script, pencils and inks by John Byrne, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Jim Novak



Happy Birthday, Randi!

To the Queen of my Heart, the Alicia to my Ben.
FF v.3 #45
Panel from Fantastic Four v.3 #45 (September 2001), plot by Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Marin, script by Jeph Loeb, pencils by Jeff Johnson, inks by Joe Weems, colors by Liquid! Graphics, letters by Richard Starkings and Saida Temofonte



Thursday, November 12, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 316: Feats of Strength Week, Day 5

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Thing #3
Panel from The Thing v.2 #3 (March 2006), script by Dan Slott, pencils and inks by Andrea DiVito, colors by Laura Villari, letters by Dave Lanphear

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 315: Feats of Strength Week, Day 4

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FF #236
Panel from Fantastic Four #218 (May 1980), script by Bill Mantlo, breakdowns by John Byrne, finishes and inks by Joe Sinnott, colors by Ben Sean, letters by Jim Novak



Veteran's Day (A Ben Grimm Bonus)

Salute and thank your veterans...all veterans...today!

MTIO #77
Panel from Marvel Two-in-One #77 (July 1981), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Chic Stone, colors by George Roussos, letters by Michael Higgins
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Away from Blog Message

Keep CALM


(Back Saturday with all the usual weekend fun features. Need new content? Don't panic: "Ben Grimm's Feats of Strength" continues every weekday through then. Be good and be good to each other!)


365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 314: Feats of Strength Week, Day 3

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FF #236
Panels from Fantastic Four #101 (August 1970), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek



Monday, November 09, 2009

Lego my Bully!

I've shown you lots of my Bully sketches on this blog...y'know, those portraits of yours truly that I've had talented and kind artists create for me...I've had artists portray me in pen and ink, in watercolors or crayons...I've even been portrayed in yummy, delicious, cupcake form! But I've never been portrayed in the ultimate three-dimensional medium...

Until now!

Lego Bully


My good pal Dave Lartigue...that Legomancer among men, Toolmaster of Springfield and lauded top member of the blogarati for his Dave Ex Machina, sent me this beautiful, wonderful, fantabulous Lego Bully, which was just the perfect gift to cheer me up after a tough day and captures my unstoppable energy and sense of fun through the universal medium of Lego. Dave, you're the best!

Me and Lego Bully


I don't know what I'd do now without a Lego Bully. And so, probably, are you! If you're puzzling over the perfect holiday gift, well, I'll ask Dave to get 'em into the stores before Thanksgiving...just tell 'em Bully sent you!

Lego Bully box

Thanks, Dave!!!



365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 313: Feats of Strength Week, Day 2

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Black Panther #32
Panels from Black Panther #32 (January 2008), script by Reginald Hudlin, pencils and inks by Francis Portela and Andrea Divito, colors by Val Staples, letters by Cory Petit



My new Twitter ID

Hello Bully-backers! If you follow me on Twitter, I've had some problems that necessitated closing and then re-opening my Twitter account. Surprise!...the old account won't let me add you back, so I've started a new one.

If you want to follow me on Twitter, please point your inter-majig-net browser-a-cons to

http://twitter.com/bully_thelsb

and in no time at all you'll be able to find out what I had for lunch, what bus I'm riding, and how often I enjoy eating candy!

Don't delay! As Genesis once sang: follow you, follow me!


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ten of a Kind: One thing's for sure: love sphinx





















(More Ten of a Kind here.)


365 Days with Ben Grimm, Day 312: Feats of Strength Week, Day 1

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MTIO #80
Page from Marvel Two-in-One #80 (October 1981), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Chic Stone, colors by George Roussos, letters by Joe Rosen

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