Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today in Comics History: Punisher farts in court


Panel from Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher #2 (December 2013), script by Marc Guggenheim, pencils and inks by Mico Suayan, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Cory Petit

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 16: What's black and yellow and gone when you look twice?


Panel from Batman/Riddler: The Riddle Factory one-shot (1995), script by Matt Wagner, pencils and inks by Dave Taylor, colors by Linda Medley, letters by Bill Oakley

Friday, August 15, 2014

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 15: He wasn't even there in the first place!


Panels from Batman #548 (November 1997), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by John Beatty, colors by Greg Wright, letters by Todd Klein

Today in Comics History: Matt Murdock walks into completely wrong courtroom; everybody thinks it's funny to not tell him


Panel from Punisher: The Trial of the Punisher #2 (December 2013), script by Marc Guggenheim, pencils and inks by Mico Suayan, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Cory Petit

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Today in Comics History: Joker steals the second "H" from Daryl Hannah's name


Splash page from Detective Comics #546 (January 1985), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Ben Oda

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 14: The day Gotham City was attacked by a giant black pudding



Panels from Batman #530 (May 1996), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Kelley Jones, inks by John Beatty, colors by Greg Wright, color separations by Android Images, letters by Todd Klein

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Okay, this made me laugh.

A scene from this month's Red Lanterns Annual:


Panels from Red Lanterns Annual #1 (September 2014), script by Charles Soule, pencils and inks by Miguel Sepulveda, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Dezi Sienty and Taylor Esposito

I will quibble with the fact that this annual continues a story from the regular Red Lanterns series, and is "To Be Continued" in the next issue. (Whatever happened to those done-in-one annuals we had before all the universes re-aligned? Ah well, at least it's not all-reprints.) But I LLOL'd (literally laughed out loud) at the final panel here, which plays on one of the most (in)famous sequences of the early "bwah-ha-ha" Justice League of the...good gravy, has it been that long?...late-eighties, as well as working in a gag that it could only happen in another universe.

If you missed it the first time, or, hey, if you're like me and just wanna see it again, here it is!



Panels from Justice League (1987 series) #5 (September 1987), script by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Gene D'Angelo, letterers by Bob Lappan

It's always good to see Guy Gardner again, although I don't know who glued G'Nort to his face.

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 13: I'm not quite certain why Gordon ever even turns away


Page from Batman and Robin (2011 series) #13 (December 2012), script by Peter J. Tomasi, pencils by Patrick Gleason, inks by Mick Gray, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Carlos M. Mangual

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 12: And now, a little something for the ladies


Panel from "Midnight Rustler of Gotham City!" in Detective Comics #449 (July 1975), script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils by Ernie Chan, inks by José Luis Garcia-López

Today in Comics History: Well, that'll happen


Panels from Fearless Dawn #3 (January 2010); script, pencils, and inks by Steve Mannion; colors by Frank Forte and Steve Mannion

Monday, August 11, 2014

Today in Comics History: Walkman remains not yet invented, Peter Quill's mom dies anyway



Panel from "Starlord: First House: Earth!" in Marvel Preview #4 (January 1976), script by Steve Englehart, pencils and inks by Steve Gan

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 11: Batman plays a puckish little trick on the man who murdered his ward in the previous issue


Panel from Batman #429 (January 1989), script by Jim Starlin, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Batman's Great Escapes Month, Day 10: Mystery Batman Theater 3000


Panels from "Double-Cross — Fire!" in Detective Comics #424 (June 1972), script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Dick Giordano