Saturday, August 04, 2012

Today in Comics History: Two-Face screws up another knock-knock joke


Panels from Batman: Dark Victory #12 (November 2000), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, separations by Heroic Age, letters by Richard Starkings



The Official Same Story, Different Cover of the 2012 Olympics: Say, do I smell roasting duck?




Left: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #286 (July 1964), pencils by Tony Strobl, inks by Larry Mayer
Right: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #535 (December 1988), pencils and inks by Daan Jippes

(Click picture to Prometheusize)



Say, did you read my post this week showing off some the excellent Carl Barks panels inside these covers? No? What are you waiting for?

And, just for fun, here's another totally different Donald Duck Olympic torchbearer comic book cover. Huey, Dewey, and Louis are for once being helpful on this one.


Cover of Donald Duck Adventures #28 (September 1992), pencils and inks by Jim Franzen, colors by Jo Meugniot



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 217


Panel from Batman: Hollywood Knight #1 (April 2001), script by Bob Layton, pencils and inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Glenn Whitmore, letters by Sean Konot



The Official Comic Book Panel of the Day of the 2012 Olympics, Day 9




Two page splash spread from Doc Savage Annual #1 (January 1989), script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Gabriel Morrissette, inks by Rick Magyar, colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by Bob Pinaha
(Click picture to Man of Bronze-size)


Doc Savage and The Famous Fabulous Five are at the Olympics! Yep, the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Nazi Germany's Berlin! Yes, the one with Jesse Owens!



Hey look who's also here: The King of Genovia!



Genovia! Home of princesses and peaches!



Let us all stand and sing the glorious Genovian National Anthem!



Okay, we've done that. Now let's check in what's happening with Doc Savage. Oh look, he's fighting a Nazi super-athlete on top of the Olympic torch.



And yes, of course Doc wins. He's freakin' Doc Savage, of course he wins! Remember, at the Olympics, don't worry about the gold medals...always bet on bronze.

Play us off, John Phillip Sousa!






For those of you interested in such things: yes, this does mean that Mia Thermopolis is part of the extended Wold-Newton family.


Friday, August 03, 2012

The Muppet and Disney franchises are moving into interesting directions

From Comixology:




366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 216

Recently, I presented panels from a story in which Alfred posed as Batman to win the affections of (unknown to him) Catwoman in disguise. Boistrous Bully-Backer Brad Mackay posted a comment on that piece
I'm pretty sure this is the same story that sees Alfred, dressed as Bats, spank Catwoman. It might be off-panel; but still!
In the words of someone imitating Ed McMahon, you are correct, sir! Thanks for reminding me of it, Brad; help yourself to a spankin' new Bull-Prize in gratitude!



Panels from "The Duped Domestics!" in Batman #22 (April-May 1944), script by Alvin Schwartz, pencils by Bob Kane, inks by Jerry Robinson, letters by George Roussos



The Official Comic Book Panel of the Day of the 2012 Olympics, Day 8




Panel from Transmetropolitan #37 (October 2000), script by Warren Ellis, pencils by Darick Robertson, inks by Rodney Ramos, colors by Nathan Eyring, letters by Clem Robins



Today in Comics History: Bruce Wayne's Groundhog Day comes again and again on August 3




Panels from "Faces" in Batman Annual #13 (1989), script by James Owsley, pencils by Michael Bair, inks by Gray Morrow, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Agustin Mas



Thursday, August 02, 2012

1997's Best Comic Book Caption, Gold Medal Winner




Panel from Elektra #4 (February 1997), script by Peter Milligan, pencils by Mike Deodato Jr., inks by Deodato Studios, colors by Christie Scheele, color separations by Digital Chameleon, letters by Jack Morelli


However, the powerful pig lobby has demanded a fair-balanced panel showing a positive view of pigs to counter that first panel. Take it away, pigs!


Panels from Here's Howie #4 (July-August 1962), pencils and inks by Owen Fitzgerald (?)



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 215


Panel from "A Mad Look at This Summer's Super Heroes" in MAD #492 (August 2008), script, pencils and inks by Sergio Aragonés



Today in Comics History: The "Dear John" letter is invented; not yet perfected


Panel from "Foxhole Sailor: A True Adventure of the Fighting Coast Guard" in World's Finest Comics #20 (Winter 1946); script, pencils, and inks by Joe Simon



The Official Comic Book Panels of the Day of the 2012 Olympics, Day 7







Panels from "The Olympics of Terror" in Wonder Woman v.1 #66 (May 1954), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils and inks by Harry G. Peter



Today in Comics History: Another darn Crisis red skies crossover


Panel from Batman: Dark Victory #1 (December 1999), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, separations by Heroic Age, letters by Richard Starkings

(Click picture to worlds-will-live-worlds-will-die-size)



Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Today in Comics History: Two-Face is asked if the only thing he ever says is "no"


Splash page from Batman: Dark Victory #11 (October 2000), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, separations by Heroic Age, letters by Richard Starkings



I don't remember why I wrote this post













Wow, it looks like everybody has amnesia, doesn't it?




Huh, I guess they do.

Always consult a trained action hero if you're missing your memory!



If all else fails, go for the tried-and-true antidote to amnesia: a second thump on the head!






So remember all this...if you can!




366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 214


Panel from The Adventures of Superman Annual #4 (October 1992), script by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils and inks by Bob McLeod, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Albert DeGuzman



The Official Comic Book Panels of the Day of the 2012 Olympics, Day 6





Panels from Teen Titans v.1 #4 (July-August 1966), script by Bob Haney, pencils and inks by Nick Cardy, letters by Stan Starkman