Saturday, March 02, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 61


House ad for DC Comics (1967); printed in Green Lantern #57 (December 1967)


Friday, March 01, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 60


House ad for Tomahawk [and His Rip-Roaring Rangers] #104 (May-June 1966); printed in Detective Comics #350 (April 1966)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Bob Brown, letters by Ira Schnapp
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Today in Comics History: The Empire State Building regresses to infancy


Panel from Doc Savage #4 (Marvel magazine series, April 1976), scrip by Doug Moench, pencils by Marie Severin and Tony DeZuniga, inks by Tony DeZuniga

But actually, this shoulda happened on February 23! That's got to be a typo in the panel above, because this scene takes place between this and this!

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 59


House ad for Plastic Man #3 (March-April 1967); printed in House of Mystery #166 (April 1967)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Joe Orlando, letters by Ira Schnapp
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 58


House ad for 1st Issue Special #2 [The Green Team: Boy Millionaires] (May 1975); printed in World's Finest Comics #230 (June 1975)
Art by Jerry Grandenetti
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino (?)


Today in Comics History: Clark Kent gets the inspiration to write the lyrics to the Human League's "Don't You Want Me"


Panel from the Clark Kent story "Innocent—Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in The Superman Family #202 (July-August 1980), script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by John Calnan, inks by Frank Chiaramonte, colors by Gene D'Angelo, letters by Ben Oda



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 57


House ad for Y: The Last Man (2003) printed in Vertigo Pop!: London #3 (March 2003)
Painted art by J.G. Jones from the cover of Y: The Last Man #2 (October 2002)


Today in Comics History: Commissioner Loeb's door learns to tell a joke


Panel from Batman #404 (February 1987), script by Frank Miller, pencils and inks by David Mazzucchelli, colors by Richmond Lewis, letters by Todd Klein


Monday, February 25, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 56


House ad for National Comics (1943); printed in Batman #16 (April-May 1943)


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Today in Comics History: Doc Savage throws a terrible surprise party


Panels from Doc Savage #4 (Marvel black-and-white magazine, April 1976), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Marie Severin and Tony DeZuniga, inks by Tony DeZuniga


Ten of a Kind: He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar












(More Ten of a Kind here.)

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 55


House ad for The Brave and the Bold #23 (April-May 1959); printed in Lois Lane #8 (April 1959)
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

The inset art is taken from two panels in the second story in The Brave and the Bold #23, one of them repositioned sideways:



Panels from the Viking Prince story "The Figurehead of the Burning Sea!" in The Brave and the Bold #23 (April-May 1959)

But that ad does not do justice to the cover of B&B 23 (hey, that rhymes!), not simply because of its great Joe Kubert pencils and inks, but the absolutely beautiful color washes by Jack Adler that gives it the brilliant, shaded tones that make many of the 1960s DC comics absolutely beautiful:


Cover of The Brave and the Bold #23 (April-May 1959), pencils and inks by Joe Kubert, color washes by Jack Adler