Saturday, November 09, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 313: That's 144 pages for 75¢, if you weren't keeping track




Three house ads printed in Batman #238 (January 1972)
for (top to bottom) The Phantom Stranger #17 (January-February 1972);
[Son of] Tomahawk #138 (January-February 1972);
Our Fighting Forces #135 [The Losers] (January-February 1972)

Comic cover art: The Phantom Stranger #17: pencils and inks by Neal Adams
Tomahawk #138 and Our Fighting Forces #135: pencils and inks by Joe Kubert
Ads designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino

Today in Comics History: Ground is broken for a new Manhattan Starbucks


Panel from Superior Spider-Man #18 (November 2013), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Ryan Stegman, inks by Livesay, colors by Edgar Delgado, letters by Chris Elipoulos

And then...




Panels from Superior Spider-Man #19 (December 2013), script by Dan Slott, pencils and inks by Ryan Stegman, colors by Edgar Delgado, letters by Chris Elipoulos

I would like to think Dan Slott set this sequence slightly in the future of the comic's publication just so he could have it featured on "Today in Comics History" but I'm probably flattering myself.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Well, he did star in a comic book called Laugh

Okay, I actually LOL'd at this one:


"Sport Report" from Archie at Riverdale High #94 (December 1983)

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 312: Apokolipsan Gothic

Another one of my most favoritist DC House Ads of all time!:


House ad for (and printed in!) Mister Miracle (1989 series) #1 (January 1989);
Ad art: pencils and inks by Ian Gibson

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Here, have some Avengers. In Chinese.


Panels from Avengers: Saving the Day one-shot, published in conjunction with Visa (May 2012), script by James Asmus, pencils and inks by Andrea Di Vito, colors by Laura Villari, original English lettering by Dave Sharpe

(Click any picture to Great Wall-size)


Today in Comics History: V once again attempts to prove to Evie that vinyl has a superior sound over CDs


Panels from V for Vendetta #9 (March 1989); script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by David Lloyd; colors by David Lloyd, Siobhan Dodds, and Steve Whitaker; letters by Steve Craddock

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 311: Again with the politically incorrect Jerry Lewis


House ad for Adventures of Jerry Lewis #104 (January-February 1968); printed in The Fox and the Crow #107 (December 1967)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Neal Adams
Ad designed and lettered by Murray Boltinoff

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Kirby Museum’s Prototype: Alpha: It Happened Is Happening on Yancy Street!

What would get a little stuffed bull out of the house on a cold autumn day to head down to lower Manhattan in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, to...Yancy Street?!?


Unless, of course, it was meeting my good pal Mister Ben Grimm for a burger and a cola-flavored beverage down at one of his favorite watering holes. Luckily it's only a hop, a skip, and a little stuffed jump from Brooklyn on the F Train...get off at the Yancy Street station!


Naw, I'm kidding you...it's really Delancey Street. But it rhymes with Yancy and that's good enough for me.


Walk around the corner and down a couple blocks to 178 Delancey Street (on the corner of Attorney Street)...please ignore the taunts of the Delancey Street Gang...and in no time you'll be there: The Jack Kirby Museum’s Prototype: Alpha! (With a name like that, I bet there is Kirby Krackle all around it!)





365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 310: Sometimes I feel like Wonder Woman / Kickin' ass and raisin' thunder


House ad for Wonder Woman (1987 Series) #1 (February 1987); printed in Batman #404 (February 1987)
Ad art: pencils by George Pérez, inks by Bruce Patterson Pencils:

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Today in Comics History: It's a busy day, but having tea the next day with pancake syrup is even more exciting


Panel from The Prisoner issue D (1989), script by Dean Motter and Mark Askwith, pencils by Dean Motter, inks by Dean Motter and Robert Walton, colors by David Hornung, letters by John Workman

And now, a public service announcement from everyone except Captain America.

By popular demand*, here's the full page that featured the header image I'm using today:


Contest ad from Marvel Mystery Comics #27 (January 1942)

*The phrase "by popular demand" is used here in the same way that Walt Disney's Comics and Stories used to use it, meaning "hey, look at this old piece we had lying around in inventory!"

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 309: Remember, remember


House ad for V for Vendetta #1 (September 1988); printed in Hellblazer #9 (September 1988)
Ad art: pencils and inks by David Lloyd

And now, a public service announcement from...um, this guy


"You Get What You Vote For" PSA printed in DC Comics cover-dated November 1952 and January 1964, script by Jack Schiff, pencils and inks by Win Mortimer, letters by Ira Schnapp

And now, a public service announcement from Homer Simpson!


Panel from Simpsons Comics #24 (September 1996), script by Mary Trainor, pencils by Stephanie Gladden, inks by Tim Harkins, colors by Nathan Kane, letters by Jeannine Crowell

...um, so maybe you may not want to pay any attention to Homer Simpson. Instead, why not take your clues from Simpsons creator Matt Groening in this op-ed piece from Simpsons Comics #24:


And now, a public service announcement from Fat Freddy!

"Don't Forget to Register and Vote" from The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers #3 (1973); pencils and inks by Gilbert Shelton
(Click picture to Fat Freddy's Cat-size)

And now, a public service announcement from Binky!


"Binky's Special Election Exhibit" PSA, printed in DC Comics cover-dated November 1956, script by Jack Schiff (?), pencils and inks by Bob Oksner, letters by Ira Schnapp

Ladies and gentlemen and little stuffed beings, Binky is right! Get out there and vote today for the candidate of your choice! And if there's one thing that Binky knows about, it's choice!


Cover of Binky #82 (Summer 1977), pencils by Stan Goldberg

Monday, November 04, 2013

The Entire Silver Age in One Comics Panel


Panel from the what-it-says-on-the-tin "When Krypto Was Superboy's Master!" in Adventure Comics #310 (July 1963), script by George Kashdan, pencils and inks by George Papp, letters by Joe Letterese

6,500.

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 308: Tomorrow's Election Day will probably not be this goofy...

...but please don't forget to vote anyway!


House ad for Swing with Scooter #4 (January 1967); printed in falling in Love #88 (January 1967)
Comic cover art: pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Ira Schnapp
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Today in Comics History: Hal Needham gets some dandy film ideas


Panel from Gang Busters #47 (August-September 1955), pencils by Howard Purcell, inks by Ray Burnley

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Ten of a Kind: Federal Eggspress












(More Ten of a Kind here.)

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 307: Orin Greatly Regrets Everything


House ad for Aquaman #31 (January 1967); printed in Batman #188 (December 1966)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by the late great Nick Cardy
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Today in Comics History: Chanel introduces Ègoïste for Men


Panel portions from Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4 (January 2013), script by Len Wein, pencils and inks by Jae Lee, colors by June Chung, letters by John Workman


Today in Comics History: On Election Day, vote Row "A" for "Anti-Batman"


Panels from Detective Comics #508 (November 1981), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Don Newton, inks by Dan Adkins, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Ben Oda

And yep: that's the same Arthur Reeves who's featured in one of the greatest Batman pages of all time:


Page from Batman #234 (August 1971), script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Dick Giordano, letters by John Costanza