Saturday, March 23, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 82: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 7


Hey, how come there's no introductory Go-Go Checks House Ad for our seventh day? Well, because as far as I can see, there isn't one. I can only find six general Go-Go Checks Ads. So, it looks like DC was fully behind this initiative. (Kids love the Go-Go Checks!)

Anyway, here's one more title-specific Go-Go House Ad!


Go-Go Checks house ad for Doom Patrol #110 (March 1967) and Challengers of the Unknown #55 (April-May 1967), printed in Metamorpho #11 (March-April 1967)

Comic cover art: Doom Patrol #110: pencils and inks by Bruno Premiani, letters by Ira Schnapp
Challengers of the Unknown #55: pencils and inks by Bob Brown, letters by Ira Schnapp

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Friday, March 22, 2013

Well, that'll happen (adapted from the Eagle-Lion Films motion picture!)


Panels from "Raw Deal" (based on the 1948 movie),
in Mysterious Traveler Comics #1 (November 1948), pencils and inks by Bob Powell

And now

Well, that'll happen in a movie.


The final scenes of Raw Deal (1948), directed by Anthony Mann, starring Dennis O'Keefe, Raymond Burr, and Claire Trevor

Wait, where's the ship at the end?

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 81: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 6




Top: Go-Go Checks house ad, printed in Teen Titans v.1 #4 (July-August 1966)
Bottom: Go-Go Checks house ad for The Adventures of Bob Hope #102 (December 1966-January 1967) and Showcase #65 [The Inferior Five] (November-December 1966), printed in Metamorpho #9 (November-December 1966)

Comic cover art: Bob Hope #102: pencils and inks by Bob Oksner
Showcase #65: pencils and inks by Mike Sekowsky

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today in Comics History: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach, and my nose is twitching.

Let's all wish a happy birthday today to two of comics' favorite crimefighters: a guy in a rubber mask...and a guy with no mask who's made of rubber! Happy birthday, Rorschach and Elongated Man!


Page from "Walter J. Kovacs Police Report" backup in Watchmen #6 (February 1987),
script by Alan Moore, illustrations penciled and inked by Dave Gibbons


Panels from the Elongated Man story "Green Lantern's Blackout!" in Detective Comics #350 (April 1966), script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Carmine Infantino
Elongated Man's March 21 birthday taken from The Super DC Calendar 1976, date determined by Bob Rozakis

Remember that Brave and the Bold back-up series where Ralph and Walter would team up and catch bad guys? Oh, that was a hoot!

Ten other comic book characters who will be appearing in "Age of Ultron"

As reported today on ComicsAlliance:
Marvel Comics, via The New York Times, announced this morning that Angela—a character created by Neil Gaiman and Todd McFarlane in the pages of Spawn, the rights to whom were contested between the two creators for years—will be appearing in the Marvel Universe, making her Marvel debut in the pages of the publisher's current Age of Ultron series.
Angela? Sister Angela of the All-Faith Mission, who hasn't appeared in Marvel Comics in over 44 years? She's coming back? Hooray!


Page from Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.* #7 (December 1968), co-plot and script by Archie Goodwin; co-plot, pencils, and inks by Frank Springer; letters by Artie Simek

Oh, wait...wrong Angela.


But that's not all! You know, just like the return of Hawkeye wasn't the event that broke the internet in House of M, that there are even more surprises to come! Like dramatic plot twists: Hank Pym...does something stupid! Spider-Man...cracks a joke! And Captain America...stands up!

And Marvel isn't stopping at Angela, everyone's favorite metal-thong-clad messenger from God! My sources at Marvel (Willie Lumpkin III, the mailroom boy) tell me that's not the only surprise comic book guest star who'll be appearing in Age of Ultron! Yes, it's another green-light Bully exclusive! Remember, you heard it here first. INVEST IN THESE ISSUES NOW!!! And here they are...

Ten Other Comic Book Guest Stars Who Will Appear in Age of Ultron!



Marvelman!



Cerebus!



Herbie!



Flaming Carrot!



Adam WarRock!



Maggie and Hopey!



Tubby!



The Powerpuff Girls!



Stan Lee!



Wolverine!


Naw, probably not that last one.

*Spawn Has Infiltrated Every Last Dalek

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 80: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 5




Top: Go-Go Checks house ad, printed in Metamorpho #5 (March-April 1966)
Bottom: Go-Go Checks house ad for Mystery in Space [Ultra the Multi-Alien] #105 (February 1966) and Tales of the Unexpected #93 (February-March 1966), printed in Strange Adventures #185 (February 1966)

Comic cover art: Mystery in Space #105: pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson
Tales of the Unexpected #93: pencils and inks by Jack Sparling, letters by Ira Schnapp

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Day Canada Burnt to the Ground


Panel from Action Comics #278 (July 1961), script by Jerry Siegel, pencils and inks by Jim Mooney


365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 79: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 4




Top: Go-Go Checks house ad, printed in Hawkman #13 (April-May 1966)
Bottom: Go-Go Checks house ad for The Atom #30 (April-May 1967) and Hawkman #19 (April-May 1967),
printed in Metamorpho #11 (April-May 1966)

Comic cover art: The Atom #30: pencils and inks by Gil Kane, letters by Ira Schnapp
Hawkman #19: pencils and inks by Murphy Anderson, letters by Ira Schnapp

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Today in Comics History: The UK press publishes a intrusive, insulting, incendiary headline, for once


Panel portion from The Vinyl Underground #1 (December 2007), script by Si Spencer, pencils by Simon Gane, inks by Cameron Stewart, colors by Guy Major, letters by Jared K. Fletcher


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today in Comics History: Edie Sawyer falls in love at first sight with Doop*


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

*Well, duh. Who doesn't?

The Zen of Batman: Snacking


From Batman: "The Joke's on Catwoman" (January 4, 1968), script by Stanley Ralph Ross, directed by Oscar Rudolph


365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 78: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 3




Top: Go-Go Checks house ad, printed in Detective Comics #352 (June 1966)
Bottom: Go-Go Checks house ad for Showcase #62 [The Inferior Five] (May-June 1966), printed in Capt. Storm #13 (May-June 1966)

Art of The Blimp taken from the cover of Showcase #62 (May-June 1966), pencils and inks by Joe Orlando

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Monday, March 18, 2013

Turg > Michelle Shocked


Panel from FF v.2 #4 (April 2013), script by Matt Fraction, pencils and inks by Mike Allred, colors by Laura Allred, letters by Clayton Cowles

So, today's lesson? Be more like Turg; less like Michelle Shocked.

Thank you.

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 77: Go-Go Checks Week, Day 2




Top: Go-Go Checks house ad, printed in Capt. Storm #13 (May-June 1966)
Bottom: Go-Go Checks house ad for Plastic Man #5 (July-August 1967) and The Inferior Five #3 (July-August 1967), printed in Metamorpho #13 (July-August 1967)

Comic cover art: Plastic Man #5: pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Mike Esposito
Inferior Five #3: pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito

Ads designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
Go-Go Checks designed by Irwin Donenfeld and Sol Harrison


Today in Comics History: The Batman Inc. issue where Damian dies is spoiled by the media


Panel from Batman: Orphans #1 (Early February 2011), script by Eddie Berganza, pencils by Carlo Barberi, inks by Juan Vlasco, colors by Chuck Pires and Michael J. DiMotta, letters by John Workman, Jr.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today in Lucky St. Patrick's Day Comics History: Batman wishes he'd stayed home and drank green beer


Page from Batman: Dark Victory #6 (July 2000), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, color separations by Heroic Age, letters by Richard Starkings


Your Lucky St. Patrick's Day Seven Ten of a Kind: I couldn't find ten covers with Shamrock on them, so...












(More Ten of a Kind here.)