Friday, May 16, 2014

Today in Comics History: Toyfare predicts a better movie than what we actually got


Panel from the Twisted Toyfare Theatre story "Mr. Spidey Goes to Coruscant" in Toyfare #26 (October 1999), by Pat McCollum, Tom Root, and Douglas Goldstein

Thursday, May 15, 2014

At 13th Dimension: Godzilla vs. the Marvel Universe!

ROWWWWWWWWWWR! "Dine-saw!" (as my little pal George Pig would say). Why, that's no mere dinosaur, that's the king of the dinosaurs, and that statement should enable you to complete the following analogy question from the B.S.A.T. (Bully's Special Aptitude Test):

Comic book artist:Jack Kirby :: dinosaur:???????


Why of course, the answer is GODZILLA! Yes, over at 13th Dimension, it's time to salute Godzilla, the big guy who destroys Tokyo with more flair and panache than any monster (I'm lookin' at you, Gamera). That's why my best pal John has written about The Ultimate Battle...GODZILLA vs. the Marvel Universe!, which is all about Big G's 1977-1979 Marvel comic book series and how he tramped across Earth-616's America from coast to coast! And yet as usual John left out my favorite moment in the series, Godzilla versus Cowboys!


Page from Godzilla #16 (November 1978), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Dan Green, colors by Francois Mouly, letters by Jean Simek

Whoa, that cowboy in the lower left is plum hopped up on loco weed, ain't he? Well, at least he probably won't try to do anything too stupid...


Once again, that's Godzilla vs. the Marvel Universe over at 13th Dimension! And while you're there, don't forget to enter to win a Dimaond Select Godzilla! (Because I can't.) RAWRRRRRRRRR!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today in Comics History: We all continue to laugh at Robbie Reed's expense


Panel from Silver Age: Dial H for Hero one-shot (July 2000), script by Mark Waid, pencils and inks by Barry Kitson, colors by James Sinclair, color separations by Zylonol, letters by John Costanza