Saturday, October 27, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 301: Alfred's Horrific Halloween, Day 15


Page from Detective Comics #527 (June 1983), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Dan Day, inks by Pablo Marcos, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Ben Oda



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 27


Cover of Dexter's Laboratory #8 (April 2000), pencils by Genndy Tartakovsky, inks by Jeff Albrecht


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Universal Horror Sounds spotlights spooky sounds, sinister soundtracks, and monstrous MP3s to put an icy chill in your iPod! (Well, they can't all be as good as "spooky sounds.")(And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Friday, October 26, 2012

Ain't that America

A very special animated gif I made for good pal Ken Lowery, who tweeted today:
You will never be as happy as John Mellencamp from 2:45-2:50 in this video.
Enjoy, Ken, and everyone who likes dancing wildly in fields before the farms of America crash painfully during the late 1980s!



366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 300: Alfred's Cthulhic Halloween, Day 14





Panels from Batman: Gotham Adventures #53 (October 2002), script by Scott Peterson, pencils by Tim Levins, inks by Terry Beatty, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Tim Harkins



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 26


Cover of Cartoon Network Starring #11 (July 2000), pencils by Dave Schwartz, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Dave Tanguay


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Rare Halloween Videos gives you plenty of Halloweenie BOOTube (y'see what I did there?) video goodness to fright night yourself...to death! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Thursday, October 25, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 299: Alfred's Bloodthirsty Halloween, Day 13


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



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 25


Cover of Cartoon Network Presents #3 (October 1997), pencils and inks by Bill Alger, colors by Rick Taylor


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog is fulla pumpkins! Jack O' Lanterns, to be precise! If you think pumpkins are for carving and not for eating, make haste, not...slowness...over to Haunted Eve's! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week? (10/24/12)

As part of this blog's ever-continuing service to the community (at least, that's what the court says it counts as), we now present a new weekly feature that tells you just exactly How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week. With this handy guide, you can keep track of exactly how fully Marvel Comics is flooding the market with out merry mutants, who, we shouldn't forget, were pretty much cancelled in early 1975. Anyway, let's go to the big board and find out...How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week!



  • A vs X: Consequences #3: Reminding us that when you take over the world and kill your former headmaster, there are generally consequences. Said consequences being a crossover event that never freakin' ends.
  • A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1: From the House of Ideas, a brand-new concept in keeping comics fresh by using a concept straight outta 1986:




  • Astonishing X-Men #55: The Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight of the X-Men Mythos!
  • Gambit #4: A comic book about a betting man who wouldn't put any money on his comic book lasting past twelve issues.
  • Wolverine #315: For the 315th month in a row, Wolverine is the best there is at what he does, and what he does is allow you to imagine how cool it would be to kill bad guys with your bare hands!
  • Wolverine Max #1: The same, but TO THE MAX!
  • X-Treme X-Men #5: Exiles with Dazzler. That's not just the elevator pitch, that's the storyline!
So there you are! Seven incredibly different X-Men titles, all on sale next to each other on the comic book store shelf this week! Two of them with big-ass AvX headers, two of them red, two of them white! Tune in next week where you and me and probably that other guy who reads this blog will find out How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week?


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 298: Alfred's Frightful Halloween, Day 12




Panels from The Batman and Robin Adventures #11 (October 1996), script by Ty Templeton, breakdowns by Dev Madan, finishes by Rick Burchett, colors by Robert Tewes, letters by Tim Harkins



Comics News for October 24, 2012



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 24


Cover of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (Charlton 1975 series) #7 (April 1976), pencils and inks by Bill Williams


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: I-Mockery.com has a cornucopia of Halloween-related products and merchandise for us to gape in astonishment at, not to mention a proposal suggestion for the most fantastic Doritos chip ever, "Hallo Cheese" flavored Halloween Doritos!! Let's get a Kickstarter going for this flavor! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Which One Of...?: That Issue of X-Men 2099 Where Tina Dies











Panels from X-Men 2099 #3 (December 1993); script by John Francis Moore; cover and interior pencils by Ron Lim; cover inks by Adam Kubert; interior inks by Adam Kubert, Chris Ivy, Jim Sanders III, Cam Smith, and Gary Martin; colors by Tom Smith; letters by Ken Lopez and Jon Babcock




366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 297: Alfred's Abominable Halloween, Day 11


Cover of Detective Comics #517 (August 1982), pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Frank Giacoia



Today in Comics History: Library Science is used for evil purposes


Panel from "Guns for Hire!" in Batman #73 (October-November 1952), pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris, letters by Pat Gordon



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 23


Cover of Yogi Bear Giant Size #2 (April 1993)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: The Book of Monsters! It's exactly what it says on the tin...a monster a day that'll keep anybody away, in fantastic and fun illustrations by author and illustrator A. Briggs! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Monday, October 22, 2012

We all have a bad feeling about this

And now, it's time for another exciting and not at all chauvinist episode of


Tonight on Star Wars Cosplay Theater, we present Abbey Chase from Danger Girl doing her interpretation of Rebel's reaction to the the Empire's assault at the Battle of Endor! Take it away, Abbey!


Panel from Danger Girl #4 (December 1998), plot and pencils by J. Scott Campbell, script by Andy Hartnell, inks by Alex Garner, colors by Justin Ponsor, letters by David Lanphear


Join us next time for another exciting Star Wars Cosplay Theater, in which Kraven the Hunter cosplays Han Solo! May the Cosplay Force Be With You!


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 296: Alfred's Alienating Halloween, Day 10


Panel from Batman: The Abduction one-shot (April 1998), script by Alan Grant, pencils by Norm Breyfogle, inks by James A. Hodgkins, colors by Bleyaert Ro Hannin, letters by John Costanza



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 22


Cover of The Flintstones featuring The Great Gazoo #14 (January 1976)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: DWRAYGER DUNGEON, a site dedicated to the memory of monster's merry mythmaker, Mister Forrest J. Ackerman, who gave us Famous Monsters of Filmland! Halloween movies, music, cartoons and horror hosts! (Say that three times fast!)(And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Ten of a Kind: You've got to feel it in your bones





















(See also. And there's more Ten of a Kind here where these came from!)


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 295: Alfred's Stone-Cold Halloween, Day 9



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



Hellmouth: Hanna-Barbera, Night 21


Cover of The Powerpuff Girls #63 (August 2005), pencils by Christopher Cook (?), inks by Jorge Pacheco (?)


Another spine-tingling Countdown to Halloween site to visit: The Dark Art of Chad Savage! I don't know if Chad has a doctorate and therefore should be called "Doc" Savage, but he sure has a great art degree in scarin' me senseless with his Sinister Visions! Head on over...if you dare! (And don't forget to check out the whole graveyard of ghoulish Countdown to Halloween features!)