Saturday, June 30, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 182


Panels from DC Challenge #1 (November 1985), script by Mark Evanier, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by John Costanza



Today in Comics History: Mick Jagger ponders inviting David Bowie to come visit


Panel from Batman Adventures #34 (August 1995), script by Kelly Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett, colors by Rick Taylor, letters by Tim Harkins



Friday, June 29, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 181


Panels from Batman and the Outsiders #3 (October 1983), script by Mike W. Barr; pencils, inks, and letters by Jim Aparo



Thursday, June 28, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 180


Panel from Batman/Grendel #1 (June 1996), script, pencils, and inks by Matt Wagner; colors by Gregory Wright; separations by Android Images; letters by Sean Konot



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today in Comics History: The Captain of the Remeter soon comes to regret playing The Alan Parsons Project's "Eye in the Sky" LP


Panel from Bram Stoker's Dracula #2 (November 1992), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by John Nyberg, colors by Mark Chiarello, letters by John Costanza









Today in Comics History: The security level at KFC gets just ridiculous


Panels from Gotham Central #3 (March 2003), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Zylonol, letters by Willie Schubert



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 179


Panel from Batman: Jekyll & Hyde #2 (July 2005), script by Paul Jenkins, pencils and inks Jae Lee, colors by June Chung, letters by Rob Leigh



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 26


Cover of Batman #673 (March 2008), art by Tony Daniel

We interrupt this blog

Actually, our fine pals at Time-Warner Cable interrupt this blog by cutting off the Bully home Internet connection thanks to a modem that appears to have mice living In it or some such thing! I dunno, it's a mystery to me that mailing a letter with a stamp even works.

Anyway, sorry for the interruption and delay of what was to be the culmination of Crime Alley month! We will return as soon as Time-Warner gives me a modem that isn't made of cheese. Until then, be good to each other and yourselves!

Your little stuffed pal, Bully!


On That Fateful Night...


The Mark of Zorro (1940), starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, and Basil Rathbone, directed by Rouben Mamoulian


Today in Comics History: Cleveland Brown will never get invited to dinner at Buckingham Palace again


Panel from Gotham Central #3 (March 2003), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Zylonol, letters by Willie Schubert



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 178


Page from Batman: Death and the Maidens #1 (October 2003), script by Greg Rucka, pencils and inks by Klaus Janson, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Clem Robins



Today in Comics History: Poet Robert Browning demands his name be taken off Neil Gaiman adaptation


Panel from The Children's Crusade #1 (December 1993), script by Neil Gaiman, pencils by Chris Bachalo, inks by Mike Barreiro, colors by Daniel Vozzo, letters by John Costanza



Monday, June 25, 2012

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 25



Panels from Batman/Lobo one-shot (April 2000), script by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Simon Bisley, colors by Nathan Eyring, letters by Bill Oakley



Pop Will Eat Itself

In its ever-insatiable hunger to publish the most lucrative comic book franchises to sink our teeth into, Marvel Comics has brought us Marvel Zombies...



...Squadron Supreme Zombies...



...Christmas Carol Zombies...



...Disco Marvel Zombies...



... and even Spider-Ham Zombies!



But I believe that I've come up with a fresh new line for Marvel to move into, something that has never been done before, something that'll attract boys and girls and comics buyers of all ages (that is, 32-45)...

Zombie Millie the Model!


Panel from A Date with Millie v.2 #6 (August 1960), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Stan Goldberg
Millie's outfit by Andre Cohen, Brooklyn NY; Chili's dress by Carlton Grubbs, Leakville, NC.


Yep, that's an actual unretouched panel from a Millie the Model comic book. (Trust me, context wouldn't help one bit.) And yeah, I know, that's actually Chili the Model getting all bitey in that panel. But then again, in an all-out post-apocalyptic catfight kick-ass brawl, don't you think conniving and treacherous Chili would come out on top? That is, if Veronica Lodge didn't eat her brains first.

So don't buy Abercrombie, buy Zombie...Marvel Comics' Millie the Zombie Model, that is! (Call me, Axel Alonso—I gotta lot more great pitches like this for you!)




366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 177


Panels from Batman/Lobo one-shot (April 2000), script by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Simon Bisley, colors by Nathan Eyring, letters by Bill Oakley



Today in Comics History: Parents Just Don't Understand


Panels from Gotham Central #3 (March 2003), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Zylonol, letters by Willie Schubert



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today in Comics History: Batman discovers that not only does he have a brother, but he's a mummy


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 24


Panels from "Night of the Stalker!" in Detective Comics #439 (February-March 1974), plot by Vin Amendola and Sal Amendola, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Amendola, inks by Dick Giordano



Ten of a Kind: The Justice League Gets Married





















(More Ten of a Kind here.)


Today in Comics History: I Am Not Fed to a Policeman


Panels from Gotham Central #3 (March 2003), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Michael Lark, colors by Noelle Giddings, separations by Zylonol, letters by Willie Schubert



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 176


Panel from Batman/Danger Girl one-shot (February 2005), script by Andy Hartnell, pencils by Leinil Francis Yu, inks by Gerry Alanguilan, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Comicraft