Left: Amazing Spider-Man v.1 #12 (May 1964); pencils and inks by Steve Ditko; colors by Stan Goldberg; letters by Artie Simek
Middle: Spider-Man Comics Weekly #4 (March 10, 1973); pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Mike Esposito
Right: Spider-Man Classics #13 (April 1994); pencils by Chris Sprouse, inks by Harry Candelario
...that is, until Jean and Banshee and Psylocke died, Angel got his memory erased, Jubilee lost her powers and became a vampire, Beast turned into a big lion, Storm got unceremoniously divorced, most of the mutant race was decimated*, and Cyclops started sleeping with one of the X-Men's arch-enemies, went insane and killed Professor X.
Pages from [Uncanny] X-Men v.1 #308 (January 1994); script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Dan Green and Al Vey, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Chris Eliopoulos
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Aside from that, it's pretty much the same Thanksgiving this year.
Today's Thanksgiving, in any universe!* Even on Earth-1, where people thrill to the exploits of...giant superhero balloons!
Cover of DC Universe Holiday Special 2010 one-shot (February 2011), cover pencils and inks by Matt Haley; panels from "Hero of Heroes" script by Kevin Grevioux, pencils by Roberto Castro, inks by Scott Koblish, colors by Alex Bleyaert, letters by Travis Lanham
*Except on Earth-Three, where Christopher Columbus was an American who discovered Europe and England won freedom in the Revolutionary War, with Washington surrendering his sword to Cornwallis. Just thought I'd let you know that.**
**Oh! And also on Bizarro-World, today am not Ingrate Day.
Since big numbers can be confusing to me (hey, I only have four hooves to count on!), I ask for the help of my good friend The Count from Sesame Street to help me out in finding How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week? Take it away, Count!
Panels from [Uncanny] X-Men Annual #6 (1982), script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz, inks by Bob Wiacek, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Tom Orzechowski, re-dialoguing and re-lettering by Bully the Little Stuffed Bull
Whoops! As Buffy herself has so handily pointed out there off-screen, wrong Count. I've made another one of my silly mistakes. Still, big guy's got a point (or two), doesn't he? How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week? Why, there were...
Astonishing X-Men #56: The aftermath to Northstar's wedding continues, interminably, but hey! Ice-Gambit is in this issue! What? He isn't? He's only on the cover? We demand Ice-Gambit get his own series!
Ultimate Comics X-Men #15.1: Say that three times fast! And hey, this issue is apparently all about a staring contest. Say, what if™ those Point One issues had existed all through the history of Marvel? I bet FF #51 would have been #50.1. And that would be criminal.
Uncanny X-Force #34: Hey, Wolverine is in this one! That's always a nice thing...
Wolverine #316: ...because there's no such thing as too much Wolverine...
Wolverine and the X-Men #21: ...at least, until you hit this Wolverine:
X-Factor #247: The field has been narrowed down to the top ten! Who will fall by the wayside and who will be the #1 choice? Tune in Thursday at 8 PM, 7 PM Central on FOX to see Cher Lloyd perform and to find out which two acts head home. That's right, two heads are on the chopping block on Thanksgiving night! Join Simon, Britney and Demi as they...wait a minute. Wrong X-Factor.I've made another one of my silly mistakes. Boy, is my face red.
Next week: more X-Men comics? How many? Well, you'll just have to be here to find out, once again...How Many X-Men Comics Were Released This Week?
Take a second to zip on over to my pal Dave Lartigue's Dave Ex Machina blog entry for today and check out the portrait of a young Dave wearing a towel (man, that Dave is one hoopy frood!) and holding a copy of the programme from the 20th Anniversary Doctor Who Celebration convention at Longleat House in the UK. This con was held April 3 and 4, 1983, which was a long time ago. So how do I know what it is Dave's holding? Why, because I have the very same thing:
How'd I get my hooves on this piece of Whovian history? Because my best pal John was there at the very place on April 3, 1983! And here he is!
It was the first Doctor Who convention he'd ever been at and he had a wonderful time! Here's Stately (Marquis of) Bath Manor, otherwise known as Longleat House:
Here's a pretty good shot, considering John's terrible camera, of then-current Doctor Peter Davison greeting the crowd:
And yes, that convention did take place on Sunday April 3 and Monday April 4. A con on a Monday? Well, yeah: in 1983, Easter was on April 3, and the day after Easter in the UK is a Bank Holiday, which means all the banks go out on vacation and go to the rocky, stony beach, so everybody else gets a day off too!
One more interesting note: although the programme clearly says Longleat House is located in Wiltshire County in the UK, modern references on Longleat indicate it's in Somerset County. I'm guessing that the county borders shifted over the past 29 years and Somerset swallowed up Longleat. Anybody know for sure?
Anyway, to answer your burning question: no, yours little stuffed truly was not there as I'm only six (which is a very good age to be) and I didn't get to be John's pal until much, much later. But I wish I could have gone to the 1983 Doctor Who Celebration! On the other hand, I have (much more recently) been riding on a Dalek, which is more than John can say.
And now it's time for another exciting, not-approved-by-Disney episode of
Tonight, the spotlight falls on Kraven the Hunter (and hurts his head) as he chooses to cosplay his favorite character from the Star Wars Saga. No, it's not Boba Fett. Kraven believes, as do all of us here at Comics Oughta Be Fun, that Boba Fett went out like a chump. Instead, Sergei Kravinoff is a big fan of Harrison Ford, and it's not for his role in Hollywood Homicide. Take it away, Kraven, baby!
Panels from The Incredible Hulk v.4 #11 (September 2012), script by Jason Aaron, pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Roger Bonet, colors by Frank Martin, letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Thanks a lot, big guy! Hope you can pop back and do more Star Wars cosplay...we're certainly "kraven" some more! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!