Left: Tales to Astonish #25 (November 1961), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers, colors by Stan Goldberg
Right: Weird Wonder Tales #17 (August 1976), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Frank Giacoia
In celebration of Bastille Day Alfred's gone continental today! Bonjour, M. Pennyworth!
Pages de "Les 'Souris' Dansent" dans Batman Poche #44 (3e trimestre 1982),
le scénario par Bob Rozakis et Roy Thomas,
crayonné par José Luis Garcia-Lopez,
encrage par Frank McLaughlin,
coloration par Adrienne Roy
And a special merci to Bully-Buddy Brian for providing the French Batman comics to scan! Vous êtes merveilleux, Brian!
Why not? Well, first of all, Alicia Masters is appearing on it in reverse drag:
Panels from "The Unlucky Guest Stars!" in Detective Comics #217 (March 1955), pencils and inks by Ruben Moreira
All's well, until under a full moon, the villainous Purple Man is run over by a purple car going "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" at him.
As Dostoevsky might say: "Things keep occurin'!"
TMZ is quick to leap upon the muckraking bandwagon, and thousands of internet commenters strike out against TV Detective Roy Raymond! Not pictured: Comic book Guy going "Worst...show...ever."
We then go on to prove that like Friday nights in 2012, Friday nights in 1955 was the TV Graveyard for About-to-Be-Cancelled Series. "There's a two-headed carp on TV!" was not a call to watch in the fifties.
And hey, wouldn't most viewers have seen that weird-ass multi-colored South American plant like this?:
Well, here's Roy himself to wrap it all up with a cleverly detected ending!:
Still too much real-life commotion to give you a full post tonight, folks, but in the meantime here's a gorgeous flyover of Metropolis! (Wow, they sure devote lots of lucrative waterfront property to parkland in Metropolis, don't they?)
Panel from "Man of Steel Versus Man of Metal" from World's Finest Comics #6 (Summer 1942), script by Jerry Siegel, pencils and inks by John Sikela
Panels from Batman: The Dark Knight v.1 #3 (August 2011),
script and pencils by David Finch,
inks by Scott Williams and Richard Friend,
colors by Alex Sinclair and Pete Pantazis,
letters by Dave Sharpe
Before you go to bed, have you turned off the television? Laid out your Monday outfit? Put the cat out? Then, you're ready, just before you crawl into bed with a good book, a glass of milk, and two or three cupcakes, to click here and check out my guest post over at pal DB's blog Unseen Films!
Okay, you can have four cupcakes if you really want.