Saturday, October 13, 2012

Today in Comics History: Siegfried kicks Roy out of the act


Panels from Night Force v.3 #5 (September 2012), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils and inks by Tom Mandrake, colors by Wes Hartman, letters by Wes Abbott



Horrendous Halloween Same Story, Different Cover: The hills are alive (and it's pretty frightening)


Left: Journey into Mystery v.1 #68 (May 1961), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek
Right: Creatures on the Loose v.2 #15 (January 1972), pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Sam Rosen

(Click picture to Paramount Picture-size)



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 287: Alfred's Terrifying Halloween, Day 1

Beginning two-plus Bat-tastic weeks of beasts, brutes, barbarousness, bedevilment and butlers as Alfred Pennyworth celebrates the scariest of all his 366 days: Tax Day Halloween! Hold onto your bowler hat and get your mop out of the pantry...to soak up all the blood! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!


Panels from Batman: Bloodstorm graphic novel (November 1994), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by John Beatty, colors by Leo Dorscheid, letters by Todd Klein



Today in Comics History: A shop window learns to say "Lord Hinchcliffe"


Panel from The New Deadwardians #2 (June 2012), script by Dan Abnett, pencils and inks by I. N. J. Culbard, colors by Patricia Mulvihill, letters by Travis Lanham



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 13


Cover of Abbott & Costello (Charlton 1968 series) #13 (February 1970)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Fantasy Ink makes yours little stuffed truly's day with horror-themed comic book covers and artwork! Really cool stuff, so take a look! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Friday, October 12, 2012

Today in Comics History: Commissioner Gordon works on his Don Johnson impersonation


Panels from Batman #407 (May 1987), script by Frank Miller, pencils and inks by David Mazzucchelli, colors by Richmond Lewis, letters by Todd Klein



Today in Comics History: Slowly, silently, the other buildings creep up on Big Ben


Panel from The New Deadwardians #2 (June 2012), script by Dan Abnett, pencils and inks by I. N. J. Culbard, colors by Patricia Mulvihill, letters by Travis Lanham



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 286


Panel from Batman: Mr. Freeze one-shot (May 1997), script by Paul Dini, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks by Wayne Faucher, colors by Linda Medley, separations by Jamison Services, letters by John Costanza



Today in Comics History: John Lennon continues to have trouble writing the lyrics to "I'm So Tired"


Panel from The New Deadwardians #1 (May 2012), script by Dan Abnett, pencils and inks by I. N. J. Culbard, colors by Patricia Mulvihill, letters by Travis Lanham



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 12


Cover of Scooby-Doo (DC series) #46 (May 2001), pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dave Hunt


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Cinema du Meep has 31 Days Of October Terror Images! Be sure to look away when you click through to the blog! Oh wait, that kind of defeats the whoel point. Then STAR INTO THE FACE OF EVIL with stills from thirty-one frightful films! Arroooo! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Thursday, October 11, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 285


Page from Batman: Turning Points #3 (January 2001), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Glenn Whitmore, color separations by Jamison, letters by Willie Schubert



Today in Comics History: WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


Splash page from Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (September 2012), script by Len Wein, pencils and inks by Jae Lee, colors by June Chung, letters by John Workman



Today in Comics History: Jim Gordon gets married and misuses an apostrophe


Splash page from "The Private Life of Commissioner Gordon" in World's Finest Comics #53 (August-September 1951), script by David Vern, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris.



Today in Comics History: Adrian Veidt can't decide what channel to watch and which to Tivo


Splash page from Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (September 2012), script by Len Wein, pencils and inks by Jae Lee, colors by June Chung, letters by John Workman



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 11


Cover of Abbott & Costello (1968 Charlton series) #4 (September 1968), pencils and inks by Henry Scarpelli


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Branded in the 80s! This month over there it's "31 Days of Monsters Strike Back," the various creatures from The Real Ghostbusters animated TV series, with animation cels and background history! I ain't afraid of no blog about ghosts! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Today in Comics History: Bruce Campbell is born


Panels from Nightwing v.3 #8 (June 2012), script by Kyle Higgins, pencils by Eddy Barrows, inks by Eber Ferreira and Ruy José, colors by Rod Reis, letters by Pat Brosseau



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 284


Panels from "Who Is Capricorn?!" in World's Finest Comics #218 (July-August 1973), script by Bob Haney, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Dave Cockrum



Today in Comics History: Harvey Dent remembers the one about the grasshopper who walked into a bar


Panel from Batman #407 (May 1987), script by Frank Miller, pencils and inks by David Mazzucchelli, colors by Richmond Lewis, letters by Todd Klein



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 10


Cover of The Flintstones (April 1962 Gold Key series) #33 (1966)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: The Big Scare! B.S. (tee hee) is spotlighting the figures and pieces from the Universal Monsters Hawthorne Village Collection! It's like the Christmas village...from heck! Collect 'em all an place them around your Halloween tree! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 283


Panels from "Invitation to a Murder!" in Batman #267 (September 1975), script by David Vern, pencils by Ernie Chan, inks by Dick Giordano, letters by Ben Oda



Today in Comics History: Deadman has scheduled a lot of dentist appointments


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


Today in Comics History: The Zatara Twins feign interest


Panel from "Murder in the Monument" in Detective Comics #64 (June 1942), pencils by Pierce Rice, inks by Arturo Cazeneuve



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 9


Cover of Speed Buggy #2 (September 1975)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: The Vault of Halloween Sculpts! Fantastic 3D art and photos of models celebrating the ghosty and the ghouly in not two, not one, but all three dimensions! No 3D glasses needed! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Monday, October 08, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 282


Panels from "Batman's Gangland Guardians!" in Batman #201 (May 1968), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Chic Stone and Joe Certa, inks by Joe Giella



Although it's been said, many times, many ways




Today in Comics History: Another one of those darn multi-color Lantern Rings cross-overs


Page from Batman: Dark Victory #13 (December 2000), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, color separations by Heroic Age, letters by Richard Starkings



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 8


Cover of Dexter's Laboratory #12 (August 2000)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: A Field Guide To Doomsday! Subtitled "A Bestiary for Mutant Futures, Gamma Worlds, and Assorted Post-Apocalyptic Wastelands," FGTD takes classic and obscure movie monsters and creates D&D-style gaming stats and descriptions for them. Hey guys, do The Tingler next!



(And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Sunday, October 07, 2012

Today in Comics History: The ghosts of Billie Holliday and Bruce Lee are roused violently from their graves


Panels from Gotham Central #11 (November 2003), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Brian Hurtt, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Willie Schubert



Halloween Ten of a Kind: These are a few of my favorite Man-Things





















(Whoever looks for more Ten of a Kind... eh, you know the rest.)

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 281


Cover of Batman #216 (November 1969), pencils by Irv Novick, inks by Dick Giordano



Today in Comics History: The Norman Osborn haircut is proven to cause severe medical problems


Panel from Batman #407 (May 1987), script by Frank Miller, pencils and inks by David Mazzucchelli, colors by Richmond Lewis, letters by Todd Klein



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 7


Cover of Harlem Globetrotters #8


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Dave Lowe Design. Dave does illustration and prop and set design, and he's creating a scale flying saucer model to put on his roof for Halloween! Check this out, folks, it's pretty cool! Best of luck Dave, we all want to see the finished project! Also, if you need a little stuffed bull to pilot it, I've already got the spacesuit.

I bought a space suit in the NASA gift shop. Over and out!


(And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)