Saturday, June 28, 2014

Today in Comics History: Heroes found the Justice Society of America; immediately send Wonder Woman out to get coffee



Panels from All-Star Squadron Annual #3 (September 1984), credits as shown because geez, I'm not typin' out all that

Friday, June 27, 2014

There Is No Hope at Haley's Circus

Let us never forget that June 27, the day after the anniversary of the death of Bruce Wayne's parents on June 26, is the anniversary of the death of Dick Grayson's parents. (See: There Is No Hope at Haley's Circus 2013.)


Panels from Batman #436 (Early August 1989), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by John Beatty, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza

Thursday, June 26, 2014

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 26

Each June for the past few years (2012, 2013) we've commemorated one of the most retold, one of the most iconic scenes in comic books: the shooting of Thomas and Martha Wayne Gotham's City's Park Row (and in an assortment of Elseworlds)...the dark back street later known as Crime Alley. It's a scene so seminal that it even appears in the pilot for Fox's new Gotham television series this fall.


Clip from the trailer for Gotham, premiering on Fox




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 25


Panels from Batman: The Man Who Laughs one-shot (February 2005), script by Ed Brubaker, pencils and inks by Doug Mahnke, colors by David Baron, letters by Rob Leigh

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 24


Page from Batman and the Mad Monk #5 (February 2007); script, pencils, and inks by Matt Wagner; colors by Dave Stewart; letters by Rob Leigh

Monday, June 23, 2014

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 23


Page from Batman #561 (January 1999), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by David Roach, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein

Today in Comics History: The first levitating car chase


Splash panel from "Fellow Travelers" in The Witching Hour one-shot (December 2013), script by Matthew Sturges, pencils and inks by Shawn McManus, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Carlos M. Mangual

Sunday, June 22, 2014

There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 22


Panel from Nightwing (2011 series) #0 (November 2012), co-plot by Tom DeFalco, co-plot and script by Kyle Higgins, pencils by Eddy Barrows, inks by Eber Ferreira, colors by Rod Reis, letters by Carlos M. Mangual