Saturday, August 25, 2012

Same Story, Different Cover: A Star is Osborn


Left: Spectacular Spider-Man v.1 #2 (November 1968), painting by John Romita, Sr.
Right: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #9 (1973), pencils and inks by John Romita, Sr.

(Click picture to pumpkin-bomb-size)



The man who took a small step



Panels from Fantastic Four #98 (May 1970), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek

So long, Neil Armstrong. You'll be missed.
1930-2012



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 238


Panel from "Recipe for Revenge!" in Batman #26 (December 1944-January 1945), script by Jack Schiff, pencils and inks by Jerry Robinson, letters by George Roussos



Friday, August 24, 2012

Sorry, still no post tonight...

...so here's a gratuitous pin-up of Starfire!


Pin-up page from Ambush Bug #4 (September 1985), plot, co-script, and pencils by Keith Giffen; co-script by Robert Loren Fleming; inks by Bob Oksner; colors by Tony Tollin; letters by John Costanza



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 237


Panel from Batman #34 (April-May 1946), pencils and inks by Jerry Robinson, letters by George Roussos



Today in Comics History: Susan is slightly late for the funeral


Panel from "The Death of a Romantic" in Heartthrobs #3 (March 1999), script by Peter Milligan, pencils and inks by Eduardo Risso, colors by Grant Goleash, letters by Clem Robins



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sorry, no post tonight...

...so here's a gratuitous pin-up of Sky Solo!


Pin-up page from 1963 #2 [No One Escapes...the Fury] (May 1993), pencils and inks by Melinda Gebbie



Today in Comics History: Internet stalking is invented


Panels from "The Death of a Romantic" in Heartthrobs #3 (March 1999), script by Peter Milligan, pencils and inks by Eduardo Risso, colors by Grant Goleash, letters by Clem Robins



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 236


Panel from Batman #68 (December 1951-January 1952), script by Bill Finger, Batman and Robin pencils by Bob Kane, additional pencils by Lew Schwartz inks by Charles Paris, letters by Ira Schnapp



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sorry, no post tonight...

...so here's a gratuitous pin-up of Dazzler!


Pin-up page from Dazzler #2 (April 1981)



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 235


Panel from Batman #110 (September 1957), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye, letters by Pat Gordon



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sorry, no post tonight...

...so here's a gratuitous pin-up of Wonder Girl!


Pin-up page from Teen Titans v.1 #22 (July-August 1969), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Nick Cardy, letters by Gaspar Saladino


You're welcome.


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 234


Panel from Superman/Batman #65 (December 2009), credits...oh, I have no idea


Monday, August 20, 2012

The Zen of Batman Phyllis Diller: On Being Replaced

How cool was Phyllis Diller?


from Batman: "The Minstrel's Shakedown" (September 21, 1966), written by Francis Cockrell and Marian Cockrell,
directed by Murray Golden


So cool that even Batman and Robin can't replace her.

So long, Phyllis.
1917-2012


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 233


Cover of Batman: Gotham Knights #68 (October 2005), pencils and inks by Cliff Chiang



Today in Comics History: This heat will kill you




Panels from "August Heat" in Secrets of Sinister House #12 (July 1973), based on an original story by W. F. Harvey, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils and inks by Alfredo Alcala



Sunday, August 19, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 232


Panels from Batman Confidential #36 (Early January 2010), script by Royal McGraw, pencils by Marcos Marz, inks by Luciana Del Negro, colors by David Baron, letters by Sal Cipriano