Saturday, March 30, 2013

Psylocke Psaturday #9: No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

Hey, suddenly Betsy is in the Doctor Who episode "Turn Left"! England's under a brutal totalitarian rule! But hey, they've got a slide! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


Panels from "The Twisted World (Reprise)" in The Mighty World of Marvel v.2 #8 (January 1984), script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, letters by Steve Craddock. Color version from X-Men Archives featuring Captain Britain #6 (December 1995), colors by Andy Seddon.

(Hair: still purple.)

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 89


House ad for Batman: Nosferatu one-shot (March 1999); printed in The Invisibles v.3 #12 (April 1999)
Ad art from the cover of Batman: Nosferatu: painted by Ted McKeever


Today in Comics History: Tony Stark arrives for his court-ordered date at the cardboard box factory


Panel from Invincible Iron Man #514 (May 2012), script by Matt Fraction, pencils and inks by Salvador Larocca, colors by Frank D'Armata, letters by Joe Caramagna


Friday, March 29, 2013

Just don't call him late for dinner

There's a lot of brou-ha-ha (Brou-ha-ha? Ha ha ha!) about Havok's rejection of being called "mutant" in Uncanny Avengers #5.

Which of course means that I had to re-letter several panels from the book.





Panels from Uncanny Avengers #5 (May 2013), script by Rick Remender, pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Mark Morales, colors by Laura Martin with Larry Molinar, letters by Chris Eliopoulos, redialogue and relettering by Bully the Little Stuffed Bull

Take that, Mister Reminder Remender! And you keep that hobo pee away from me!

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 88


House ad for The Brave and the Bold #29 [The Justice League of America's second appearance] (April-May 1960) and Showcase #26 [Rip Hunter, Time Master] (May-June 1960)
printed in Wonder Woman #114 (May 1960)
Comic cover art: Brave and the Bold #29: pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Murphy Anderson, letters by Ira Schnapp
Showcase #29: pencils and inks by Joe Kubert, letters by Ira Schnapp
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp


Thursday, March 28, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 87


House ad for Action Comics #484 (June 1978) and Batman #300 (June 1978); printed in Batman #300
Comic cover art: Action #484: pencils by José Luis García-López, inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Tatjana Wood
Batman #300: pencils and inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Tatjana Wood
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino


Today in Comics History: Prostitutes become canonical characters in the Marvel Universe


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


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Please Stand By


365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 86


House ad for Adventure Comics [Superboy and the Lion of Super-Heroes] #280 (May 1969); printed in Wonder Woman #182 (May-June 1969)
Comic cover art: pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Gaspar Saladino
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino


Today in Comics History: Hunter S. Thompson finally drops his lawsuit against DC


Cover of Transmetropolitan #57 (August 2002), pencils and inks by Gene Ha, colors by Nathan Eyring


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 85


House ad for Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman #1 (June-July 1958); printed in Peter Porkchops #56 (July 1958)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Bob Oksner (?)
Ad art: pencils and inks by Bob Oksner (?), letters by Ira Schnapp


Happy Birthday, Robert Frost!

One of my favorite poets, Robert Frost (or, as we used to call him, "Mister Cool,"), was born today in 1874! That makes him 139 years old! (That's a lotta candles.)


Page from Batman: Detective #27 graphic novel (December 2003), script by Michael Uslan, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, pencils and inks by Peter Snejbjerg, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Kurt Hathaway

Happy Birthday, Mister Cool!

Monday, March 25, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 84


House ad for Kong the Untamed #1 (June-July 1975); printed in World's Finest Comics #230 (June 1975)
Ad art: pencils and inks by Alfredo Alcala


Sunday, March 24, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 83


House ad for The Brave and the Bold #65 [The Flash and the Doom Patrol] (April-May 1966),
Batman #180 (May 1966), and Swing with Scooter #1 (June-July 1966), printed in Mystery in Space #107 (May 1966)

Comic cover art: Brave and the Bold #65: pencils and inks by Bruno Premiani
Batman #180: pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson
Scooter art from cover of Swing with Scooter #1: pencils and inks by Joe Orlando, letters by Ira Schnapp
Superman and Lois art: I don't know where this is from. Anybody know? Is that Kurt Schaffenberger?

Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp


Today in Comics History: The battle for gun control begins with the Sharp-Shooter Act


Panels from "The Challenge of the Calendar Man" in Detective Comics #259 (September 1958), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris