Saturday, December 15, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 350


Two-page spread from Batman Masterpieces: Portraits of the Dark Knight and His World (Watson-Guptill, January 2002); story text by Doug Moench, art concept text by Ruth Morrison, painted art by Scott Hampton
(Click picture to masterpiece-size)


The Eight Nights of Comic Book Hanukkah, Night Eight: The Festival of Lights and of Egg Rolls


Page from "Chinese Food for Christmas" in Marvel Holiday Special 2011 one-shot (February 2012), script by Jamie S. Rich, pencils and inks by Paco Diaz, colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu, letters by Jeff Eckleberry


Today in Comics History: Lois Lane lets all of Perry White's pet pigeons loose


Panel from Superman #706 (February 2011), script by G. Willow Wilson, pencils and inks by Amilcar Pinna, colors by Rod Reis, letters by John J. Hill


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 15


Apparently today the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar has turned into a pan pizza. Mmmm, delicious galactic pizza, with Dantooine sauce. Yummy!


Chewie and all my other Lego guys look on as I puzzle out Lego minikit #15. Is it a scale model of Admiral Ackbar? No, not fishy enough.


Hooray! It's a tiny mini-model of a Low Altitude Assault Transport Republic Gunship, as seen saving the day during the Battle of Geonosis (a.k.a., the one that looks like Gladiator), in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.


Either that or it's an oven glove. Tell you what, I'll try that out, and you come back tomorrow at the same time for more of the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown!



Today in Comics History: Christopher Walken does not realize he is being tailed by Wolverine


Panel from Superman #706 (February 2011), script by G. Willow Wilson, pencils and inks by Amilcar Pinna, colors by Rod Reis, letters by John J. Hill


A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 15: Sleigh weight limit: 29 cartoon characters


Cover of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera #1 [The Flintstones Christmas Party] (December 1977), pencils by Kay Wright, inks by Scott Shaw!


Friday, December 14, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 349


Page from Batman: The Blue, the Grey, and the Bat graphic novel (1992), script by Elliot S! Maggin and Alan Weiss, pencils by Alan Weiss, inks by José Luis Garcia-López, colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Richard Starkings


The Eight Nights of Comic Book Hanukkah, Night Seven: A Rag, a Bone, A Hank of Hair



Panels from "Seeing the Light" in DC Holiday Special '09 one-shot (February 2010), script by Rob Levin, pencils and inks by Brian Ching, colors by Michael Atiyeh, letters by Travis Lanham


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 14


Hiya hiya hiya! (as goes the common greeting in the Star Wars Universe). It's me, Bully the Little Stuffed Bull, bringing you another exciting look inside the world of my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar! Let's open door number 14 today, unless of course you have already done so and ruined the surprise. Really, it's only yourself you're hurting.


Oh ho! Check it out! It appears to be very tiny, and yet consist of many, many pieces. It's the Lego way.


I was right! This is what it looks like after Han Solo has shot it. Let's try toi put it back together.


Well, what do you know...it's an MSE-series Mouse droid! As seen on all your better Death Stars and also in the very popular Galactic holonet series, Tom 10-1KB and Jerry J9. Here, Chewbacca prepares to roar at it to frighten it away. Don't scare it, Chewie! It took be twenty minutes to put together!


Well, I'll be trying to get my mouse droid out from under the couch, so meet me back here tomorrow and we'll take another exciting look inside the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar!

A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 14: In Bedrock, we celebrate the holiday of Leon


Cartoon Art Museum Christmas card featuring Hanna-Barbera characters


Thursday, December 13, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 348


Page from Batman: The Chalice graphic novel (December 1999), script by Chuck Dixon, painted art by John Van Fleet, letters by Jack Morelli


The Eight Nights of Comic Book Hanukkah, Night 6: Have a Very Nineties Hanukkah






Panels from "Revisionist History" in Marvel Holiday Special 1992 (January 1993); script by Peter David; pencils by John Hebert, inksby Mike DeCarlo, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Brad Joyce


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 13


It's Lucky Day Thirteen (everybody knows 13 is, after 1138, the luckiest number in the Star Wars Expanded Universe), and let's go back to the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar! What's behind the door? Could it be a llama? I hope it's a llama. A spaaaaaaaace llama!


Come out come out whatever you are!


This one is pretty simple: just four little black plastic parts. Help me snap them together, won't you? (By which I mean, take a look at the next photo to see that I have put them together by myself.)


Aieeeee! It's evil Sith Droid Darth D-2! Please do not choke me with your force hold/extensor claw, Darth D-2! Actually, I cannot tell a lie: it's Imperial astromech droid R2-Q5, the cousin that R2-D2 never bleeps about. He did evil droid stuff aboard the second Death Star until Lando blew it up. Boom!



A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 13: Look out, girls! Yogi is gonna eat that carrot!


Cover of The Powerpuff Girls #12 (April 2001), pencils and inks by Phil Moy



Today in Comics History: The Daily Planet is invaded by Spaceballs


Panel from Superman #706 (February 2011), script by G. Willow Wilson, pencils and inks by Amilcar Pinna, colors by Rod Reis, letters by John J. Hill


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 347


Panels from Batman: Gotham After Midnight #9 (March 2009), script by Steve Niles, pencils and inks by Kelley Jones, colors by Michelle Madsen, letters by Pat Brosseau



The Eight Nights of Comic Book Hanukkah, Night 5: BEST HANUKKAH GIFT EVER


Panel from "Rock of Ages!" in Marvel Holiday Magazine 2010 (2010); script by Stan Lee; pencils, inks, and colors by Nick Dragotta; letters by Dave Sharpe


Today in Comics History: Men of indeterminate but probably Italian ancestry are born but later die


Panel segment from "The Eighth Deadly Sin, Part Two: Original Sin" in Detective Comics Annual #11 (December 2009), script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils and inks by Tom Mandrake, colors by Nathan Eyring, letters by John J. Hill


Panel from Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book #3 (February 1992), script and pencils by Evan Dorkin, inks by Stephen DeStefano, colors by Robbie Busch, letters by Kurt Hathaway


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 12


What will wefind in my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar today? Will it be a Kaiburr crystal? Possibly a Krayt dragon? Or maybe a Death Spiral (note: not the nickname for Princess Leia's hairstyle)?


No! It is that well-known Star Wars artifact, the plastic bag o' bits. Do not eat them!


If you snap them together correctly (and believe me, I've tried every which way!), you get yourself a T-47 snowspeeder, as seen in the best Star Wars film, The Star Wars Holiday Special The Empire Strikes Back.


Zoom! Zoom! I'm off to bullseye ice-womp-rats and snow-banthas. See you tomorrow! May the Legoforce be with you!

A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 12: The Year Santa Claus Got a Hideous Skin Disease


Cover of Scooby-Doo #127 (DC series, February 2008), art by Scott Neely



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Today in Comics History: Bill and Ted meet Morpheus from Sandman


Panel from Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book #3 (February 1992), script and pencils by Evan Dorkin, inks by Stephen DeStefano, colors by Robbie Busch, letters by Kurt Hathaway


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 346


Panel from "The Man Who Radiated Fear!" in Batman #200 (March 1968), script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Chic Stone, inks by Joe Giella, letters by Gaspar Saladino


The Eight Nights of Comic Book Hanukkah, Night 4: It's a Very Colossal Hanukkah with Gim Allon


Panel from "Star Light, Star Bright...Farthest Star I See Tonight!" in DC Special Series #21 [Super-Star Holiday Special] (Spring 1980), script by Paul Levitz, pencils by José Luis Garcia-López, inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Ben Oda


Today in Comics History: We are reminded that bananas exist


Panel from The Unwritten #35.5 (Late May 2012), plot by Peter Gross, script by Mike Carey, pencils and inks by Gabriel Hernandez Walta, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 11


Door number eleven and the thrills haven't ceased for one minute! Why, the only way this Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar could even disappoint me is to include some characters from Episode One!


Oh, poop.


It's one of those B1 Battle Droids that amused us so much in the prequels! "Roger roger!" Oh man, how we laffed and laffed. And for once, the extra bits actually make some sense, because you can swap out the droid's arms so he can hold things upright or sideways! Useful if you put him to work as a bartender. Nobody wants their blue milk served sideways.


Extra parts are now being collected in my handy cereal bowl. I hope to have it overflowing soon. See ya tomorrow for more of Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012!