Saturday, September 22, 2012

Same Story, Different Cover: Spock's Brain Made My Bowling Ball Explode


Left: Star Trek (Gold Key) #4 (June 1969)
Right: Star Trek (Gold Key) #35 (November 1975), artist unknown (George Wilson?)

(Click picture to Great Bird of the Galaxy-size)



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 266


Panels from "Vengeance of the Tomb-Thing!" in World's Finest Comics #202 (May 1971),
script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Joe Giella



Today in Comics History: 913 years later, Superman finally finds someone over there


Splash page from Superman/Batman: Generations III #12 (February 2004), credits as above



Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday, Chuck Jones!


























366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 265


Panel from Robin #37 (January 1997), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Staz Johnson, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Tim Harkins



Today in Comics History: The prayers of millions of Russians are answered when Chicken Kiev is inwented


Panels from Batman: Death and the Maidens #5 (February 2004), script by Greg Rucka, pencils and inks by Klaus Janson, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Clem Robins



Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Supposedly Human Thing Xavier'll Never Do Again

So, Professor Charles Xavier, what do you want on your Tombstone? And by that, I don't mean pizza, I mean how do you want to die?


Panel from The First X-Men #1 (October 2012), script by Neal Adams and Christos Gage, pencils and inks by Neal Adams, colors by Matthew Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles


Yeah, well, we can't always get what we want. Because Charles Xavier pretty much went out like a chump.:


Panels from Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (November 2012), plot by Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, and Jonathan Hickman; script by Brian Michael Bendis; pencils by Olivier Coipel; inks by Mark Morales, colors by Laura Martin; letters by Chris Eliopoulos


Ooooh, that's gotta hurt. Well, at least we can all say that even though he went out like a chump, it took five of Marvel's top writers to kill him. I'd like to think that would have been a comfort to him, but it probably wasn't, huh, Professor X? Let's try that first panel again, huh? This time with an additional image:


Second panel from X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1 (July 2011), script by Paul Jenkins, pencils and inks by Roberto de la Torre, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Rob Steen


Ah well. There's always your third death to try again, Charley.


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 264


Panels from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #144 (August 2001), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by John Cebolerro, colors by Noelle Giddings, letters by Bill Oakley



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ten of a Kind (International Talk Like a Pirate Day Edition): And I won’t need a pilot / Got a pirate who might sail

Arrr, me hearties! In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate Day, the holiday mocked by over 83% of your too-cool-for-pirates internet commentators, we once again bring you, as we have in the past, ten pirate comic book covers. Shiver your timbers and read on!





















As always, if you're looking for sixty more men on a dead man's chest pirate-themed comic covers, well, walk the plank on over to International Talk Like a Pirate Day Ten of a Kinds for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Arrrrrrrrrrr!

(More Ten of a Kind here.)



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 263


Panels from Detective Comics Annual #7 (1994), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils and inks by Alcatena, colors by David Horning, letters by Richard Starkings


Today in Comics History: Deadman continues to build his 1:1 scale Superman action figure collection


Page from The Kingdom #1 (February 1999), script by Mark Waid, pencils and inks by Ariel Olivetti, colors by John Kalisz, color separations by Chris Chuckry, letters by Phil Felix



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today in Comics History: Tim Drake finishes his homework five minutes early


Panels from "All the Deadly Days, Chapter 5: Bloodthirsty Thursday" in Batman 80-Page Giant #3 (July 2000), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Louis Small, Jr., inks by Caesar, colors by Glenn Whitmore, letters by John Costanza

Headache? Doctor McCoy recommends Bufferin




366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 262


Panel from "Mayor Bruce Wayne" in Detective Comics #179 (January 1952), script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris



Monday, September 17, 2012

100 Things That Make Star Trek Great




































I had to cut out some that almost made my 100, plus I'm sure there's some you disagree with or think I left out. Don't be shy: phasers on full in the comments and let me know what I've missed!