Saturday, December 22, 2012

Today (or possibly tomorrow) in Comics History: Swamp Thing scores!


Panels from "Where Walks a Snowman" in Batman #337 (July 1981), script by Gerry Conway, plot assist by Roy Thomas, pencils by José Luis Garcia-López, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 357


Panels from Batman: Gotham After Midnight #8 (February 2009), script by Steve Niles, pencils and inks by Kelley Jones, colors by Michelle Madsen, letters by Pat Brosseau



Today in Comics History: It's business as usual in Grant Morrison's world


Page from The Invisibles v.3 #4 (March 2000); script by Grant Morrison; pencils and inks by one or more of all these guys, colors by Daniel Vozzo, letters by Todd Klein


Today in Comics History: Grant Morrison gets a thesaurus for Christmas


Panel from The Invisibles v.3 #1 (June 2000), script by Grant Morrison, pencils by Frank Quitely, inks by John Stokes, colors by Daniel Vozzo, letters by Todd Klein


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 22


IT'S DAY TWENTY-TWO!


LOTSA PIECES!


OH COME ON STAR WARS ADVENT CALENDAR YOU'RE NOT EVEN TRYING ANYMORE



(I think it's an A-Wing Fighter. A very basic A-Wing fighter. Some things don't lend themselves to tiny, tiny Lego versions, do they? Well, let's see what we're in for tomorrow. Tomorrow.)

Today in Comics History: Only three more Santa-eating days until Christmas


Splash page from "The Venom Claus" in Spider-Man Holiday Special one-shot (1995), script by Eric Fein, pencils and inks by Javier Saltares, colors by Joe Andreani, letters by Dave Sharpe


Today in Comics History: Ice damage causes 2.3 million dollars in damage to the Xavier Institute


Panel from "An X-Men X-Mas" in Marvel Holiday Special 2004 one-shot (January 2005), script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, pencils by Roger Cruz, inks by Victor Olazaba, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Clem Robins


A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 22: Wait, two triangles? That's even more than Fleetwood Mac!


Merry Christmas featuring the Hanna-Barbera Organ & Chimes (1965)


Friday, December 21, 2012

Today in Comics History: You Were Suckered


Panels from Futurama Comics #60 (March 2012), script by Ian Boothby, pencils by James Lloyd, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Robert Stanley, letters by Karen Bates


Oh, so maybe it's next year. Never mind.


Panel from Batman: Book of the Dead #1 (June 1999), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Barry Kitson, inks by Ray McCarthy, colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Kurt Hathaway


Today in Comics History: Gotham City's budget crisis forces postponement of Hanukkah to December 21


Panel from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #126 (February 2000), script by Greg Rucka and Devin Grayson, pencils by Damien Scott and Dale Eaglesham, inks by John Floyd, colors by Pamela Rambo, color separations by Wildstorm FX, letters by Willie Schubert


Today in Comics History: Swamp Thing takes a vacation to the snowy mountains


Panels from "Where Walks a Snowman" in Batman #337 (July 1981), script by Gerry Conway, plot assist by Roy Thomas, pencils by José Luis Garcia-López, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza


Well, That'll Happen: Mayan End-of-Days Edition


Page from Batman: The Brave and the Bold #12 (February 2010), script by Landry Q. Walker, pencils and inks by Eric Jones, colors by Heroic Age, letters by Rob Clark


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 356





Pages from Justice League Unlimited #28 (February 2007), script by Mike McAvennie, pencils by Sanford Greene, inks by Nathan Massengill, colors by Heroic Age, letters by John J. Hill



Today in Comics History: Ancient Mayan prophets foresee the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne


Page from Batman: Book of the Dead #1 (June 1999), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Barry Kitson, inks by Ray McCarthy, colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Kurt Hathaway


Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 21


Hello, everybody, and welcome back to Bully's Advent Colander!


I've been waiting for weeks to make that joke.

No, no, seriously (hee hee hee), let's peep in and see what's goin' on with my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar! Today: Day 21!


Hmmm. I don't know what this is going to be, but it looks like it has a pretty cool hat.


I am attempting to mind-meld with this packet of Lego bits and guess what it will be. Then again, there's no wrong way to build a Lego model! Um, except that way. Please don't do that.


Hey! It's a cheeseburger deluxe with an olive on the side! The favorite meal of all Jedi! Oh, wait, no, I'm made another one of my Star Wars mistakes. 'Tis actually that bucket of bolts beloved across the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon!


Like our hapless TIE fighter pilot yesterday, Chewie is baffled about how he will get into the Falcon. Don't worry, Chewbacca...it's bigger on the inside. (Or am I thinking of something else?)



Tomorrow! Something else very tiny that a minifig can't fit in, I'm guessing. Either, that, or another colander pun! tee hee hee hee hee

Today in Comics History: And now, a commercial word from Maya's Massage


Panel from Batman: Shadow of the Bat #69 (December 1997), script by Alan Grant, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks by Wayne Faucher, colors by Gloria Vasquez, color separations by Android Images, letters by Bill Oakley


So long, Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-Prime, Earth-616, etc.



Panels from Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 (July 1985), script by Marv Wolfman, layouts by George Pérez, finishes by Mike DeCarlo; colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by John Co


Today in Comics History: So, just another Friday then


Panel from Batman: Shadow of the Bat #70 (January 1998), script by Alan Grant, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks by Wayne Faucher, colors by Gloria Vasquez, color separations by Android Images, letters by Bill Oakley


A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 21: Getting revenge on those meddling kids at last


Cover of Scooby-Doo (DC series) #115 (February 2007), cover art by Scott McRae and Robert W. Pope


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Well...it's been fun. This blog now concludes its broadcasting millennium.


Panels from "All the Deadly Days, Chapter 4: Wednesday's Stepchild" in Batman 80-Page Giant #3 (July 2000), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Graham Nolan, inks by Mark Pennington, colors by Glenn Whitmore, letters by John Costanza


Today in Comics History: Goodbye to All That


Panels from Futurama Comics #60 (March 2012), script by Ian Boothby, pencils by James Lloyd, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Robert Stanley, letters by Karen Bates



Today in Comics History: Batman prefers thinking about yesterday


Panels from Batman Adventures v.1 #28 (January 1995), script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett, colors by Rick Taylor, letters by Richard Starkings


Today in Comics History: Journaling is more important than surviving


Panels from "Where Walks a Snowman" in Batman #337 (July 1981), script by Gerry Conway, plot assist by Roy Thomas, pencils by José Luis Garcia-López, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 355


Page from 52 #33 (December 20, 2006); script by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, and Mark Waid; breakdowns by Keith Giffen; pencils by Tom Derenick and Joe Pardo; inks by Jay Leisten and Rodney Ramos; colors by David Baron; letters by Pat Brosseau


Comics News for December 20, 2012



Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 20


When you shout down into compartment #20 of my Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, it creates a most interesting echo! Hello hello hello hello hello hello


And inside: yet another packet of little Lego pieces! I think I'm beginning to get the gist of how this thing works.


I have made a tiny TIE fighter! A really, really tiny teeny itty bitty TIE fighter.


It's so miniscule that I don't even think my TIE fighter pilot can get into it.


Well, if he's going to get in a race with the Rebel Alliance, at least we know what the result will be.

A Hanna-Barbera Christmas, Day 20: Dino was a clone


Cover of The Flintstones (Gold Key series) #31 (December 1965), pencils and inks by Phil de Lara


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today in Comics History: Edie Sawyer's new superhero name isn't working out as well as she'd hoped


Panels from X-Statix #10 (June 2003), script by Peter Milligan, pencils and inks by Philip Bond, colors by Laura Allred, letters by Nate Piekos


366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 354


Page from "All I Want For Christmas..." in DCU Infinite Holiday Special one-shot (February 2007), script by Joe Kelly, pencils and inks by Ale Garza, colors by J. J. Kirby, letters by Travis Lanham



Bully's Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar Countdown 2012: Day 19


Today I got a TIE pilot!


TIE PILOT YAYYYYYYYYYYYY