Saturday, June 23, 2012

Today in Comics History: Batman reads Morrissey's diary


Panel from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #73 (Late February 2003), script by James Robinson, pencils and inks by John Watkiss, colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Willie Schubert



There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 23


Page from Batman: Death of Innocents one-shot (December 1996), script by Dennis O'Neil, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz, colors by Ian Laughlin, letters by John Costanza



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 175


Panels from Detective Comics #815 (March 2006), script by Shane McCarthy, pencils and inks by Cliff Chiang, colors by David Baron, letters by Nick J. Napolitano



Today in Comics History: The Invention of the Ice Cream Headache


Panel from Gotham Central #2 (Late February 2003), script by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Digital Chameleon, letters by Willie Schubert



Today in Comics History: The Morning the Mayfield Hotel Started Talking to Itself


Panel from Gotham Central #1 (Early February 2003), script by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Digital Chameleon, letters by Willie Schubert



Friday, June 22, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 22


Panels from "How to Be the Batman!" in Detective Comics #190 (December 1952), script by Bill Finger (?), pencils by Bob Kane [Batman & Robin figures] and Lew Sayre Schwartz [all other pencils], inks by Stan Kaye



The Best of Bully: Patriotism Is Cool

(It's too hot to do a new post! Here's a re-run of one of my favorites.)

Vince Coolatta

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 174


Panel from "The Combo Caper!" in Detective Comics #393 (November 1969), script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Joe Giella



Bully's Cosplay of the Day: Princess Leia




Thursday, June 21, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 21


Panel from Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.* #1 (April 1996), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Cary Nord, inks by Mark Pennington, colors by Steve Buccellato, separations by Malibu, letters by Richard Starkings



* Surely He Investigated Everybody Lower Down

The Best of Bully: Patriotism Is Cool

(It's too hot to do a new post! Here's a re-run of one of my favorites.)















Bully the little stuffed bull finds Captain America frozen in ice in the freezer

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 173


"Alfred" card from Batman Card Game (1966), from Whitman Publishing Co. Artist unknown.








Lego Superman Over London!

You're welcome!



Via The Guardian


Today in Comics History: Sixteen years ago, all of the crappy Teen Titans are born


Page from Titans Beat preview one-shot (September 1996)



Bully's Cosplay of the Day: Threepio




Now that it's officially summer, here's some fun activities, from a pig


"Peter Porkchops Gives Tips on Summer Fun!" from Detective Comics #210 (August 1954), script by Jack Schiff, pencils and inks by Rube Grossman, letters by Ira Schnapp


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 20



Pages from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel (February 1989), script by Brian Augustyn, pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by P. Craig Russell, colors by David Hornung, letters by John Workman



He shot a man on Tatooine just to watch him die

When I first spotted this comic book...


Cover of Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #2 (June 2012), painted art by Dave Wilkins




...something about it reminded me of this comic book:


Cover of Hello, I'm Johnny Cash one-shot (1976), pencils and inks by Al Hartley




Which naturally leads me to making this mash-up:





In fact, that jolly little phrase pretty much brightens up every panel of this Spire Christian comic about Johnny Cash's fall from grace and return to religion:

Panels from Hello, I'm Johnny Cash one-shot (1976), script by Billy Zeoli; pencils, inks and letters by Al Hartley




It definitely livens up my favorite page from Hello, I'm Johnny Cash:





Who shouldn't mess with the Man in Black? You shouldn't mess with the Man in Black. Check out what happened to Stalin:





Also, he met Daredevil that one time.


Cover of Daredevil #284 (September 1990), pencils by Lee Weeks, inks by Al Williamson



Today in Comics History: Batman's got 104 days of summer vacation



Panels from Detective Comics #735 (August 1999), script by Greg Rucka, pencils by Dan Jurgens, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Wildstorm, letters by John Costanza


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 172


Panels from Batman: It's Joker Time! #3 (2000), script, pencils, and inks by Bob Hall; colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Jack Morelli



Today in Comics History: Batman decides to abandon his tactic of murdering people


Panel from Batman: The Golden Streets of Gotham graphic novel (2003), script by Jen Van Meter, pencils and inks by Cliff Chiang, colors by Dave Stewart



Bully's Cosplay of the Day: R2-D2




Tuesday, June 19, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 19


Panels from Batman: Digital Justice graphic novel (1990), story, art, and letters by script by Pepe Moreno; script by Doug Murray; art assistant: Bob Fingerman


Hey Batman!

...what's your favorite Bruce Willis movie?


Panel from "A Partner for Batman!" in Detective Comics #65 (June-July 1951), script by Bill Finger, pencils on Batman and Robin figures by Bob Kane, other pencils by Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris, letters by Ira Schnapp


...Really? Not Die Hard or Pulp Fiction? Well, okay!


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 171


Panels from "The Man Who Knew Batman's Secret" in Batman #104 (December 1956), script by Edmond Hamilton, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris, letters by Pat Gordon



Bully's Cosplay of the Day: Imperial Stormtrooper




Monday, June 18, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 18


Page from Justice League Adventures #34 (October 2004), script by Stuart Moore, pencils by Tim Levins, inks by Mick Gray, colors by Heroic Age, letters by Jared K. Fletcher



Today in Comics History: Clark Kent's Fake Birthday




Panels from World's Finest Comics #235 (January 1976), script by Bob Haney, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by John Calnan


Wait a minute...today is Clark Kent's birthday? Not true, Super-fans...as you can find out in my blog entry back on February 29! (Offer invalid if you are Lex Luthor.)