Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 11: Reanimated Paper Voodoo Dolls of the Living Dead Babies



"Pint-Size Pin-Ups: Trick or Treat" in Sugar and Spike #43 (October-November 1962); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Friday, October 10, 2014

Today in Comics History: Even the next day, that crazy Batman Annual still doesn't make any sense


Panels from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Post-WWII edition of Martha Stewart's Weddings gets really crazy


Panel from "The Man Who Knows Everything First in Real Fact Comics #7 (March-April 1947); script by Jack Schiff, Mort Weisinger, and Bernie Breslauer; pencils and inks by Jack Lehti (?)

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 10: Those fingers she'll spread / In that gesture I dread / That throws a pumpkin on my head / It's witchcraft


Panels from "Halloween Magic" in Sugar and Spike #67 (October-November 1966); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Today in Comics History: Cocaine Train explodes


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Batman heads to Taco Bell


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Minor Batman villain The Talking Dome gets tough with his competitors


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Minor Batman villain Señor Seasoning surveys the loot from his heist


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Gangs of roving puzzle enthusiasts turn building into crossword puzzle


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Bleeding on floor enrages Mr. Clean


Panels from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Playing connect the dots on Bruce Wayne's face reveals hidden picture of John Cleese


Panels from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

WAIT WHY IS THIS TAKING PLACE EXACTLY AT THE SAME TIME AS THE LAST ONE?!?

Today in Comics History: Jeremy Clarkson has trouble parking his shop-made stretch limo


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: New strawberry jelly dispenser is awkward and difficult to use


Panel from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Batcave fills up with junk; Batman scouts for off-site storage lockers


Panels from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

Today in Comics History: Team America makes a bold attempt to return to comics, this time in the New 52


Panels from Detective Comics Annual (2012 series) #3 (September 2014); script by Brian Buccellato; pencils and inks by Werther Dell'Edera, Jorge Fornes, and Scott Hepburn; colors by John Kalisz, Lee Loughridge, and Jon Proctor; letters by Taylor Esposito, Dezi Sienty, and Carlos M. Mangual

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 9: And thus was invented the Stray Cat Strut


Panels from the what-it-says-on-the-tin story "Sugar and Spike Turn into a Pair of Halloween Cats!" in Sugar and Spike #61 (October-November 1965); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Hey, my otter pal Shelly has that exact same cat costume!


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Today in Comics History: The Atom attempts to pin another one of his heinous crimes upon an innocent cow




Panels from "Suddenly...the Witness Vanished!" in Detective Comics #432 (February 1973), script by Elliot S! Maggin, pencils and inks by Murphy Anderson, letters by Ben Oda

Today in Comics History: Don Blake texts Mr. T


Panels from Thor: Season One graphic novel (October 2013), script by Matthew Sturges, pencils and inks by Pepe Larraz, colors by Wil Quintana, letters by Cory Petit

Today in Comics History: The unfunny version of Blackadder Goes Forth premieres


Panel from "In the Valley of the Somme" in I Am the Guard: The Story of the National Guard from Muskets to Missiles promotional comic (c. 1960), layouts by Neal Adams

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 8: That'll teach Spike to eat that delicious toasted cheese before bedtime


Panels from "Halloween Magic" in Sugar and Spike #67 (October-November 1966); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 7: Apparently Uncle Charley is a Union General


Panels from "Get Up in the World" in Sugar and Spike #43 (October-November 1962); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Monday, October 06, 2014

Batman's Greatest Practical Jokes

Batman enjoyed sending random strangers into Commissioner Gordon's office to make Gordon think they were him.


Panel from Detective Comics #432 (February 1973), script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Murphy Anderson

Today in Comics History: Vigilante's comic book is cancelled. So is Vigilante


Panel from Vigilante #50 (February 1988), script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Steve Erwin, inks by Jack Torrance, colors by Liz Berube, letters by John Costanza

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 6: Slick back, put my hair in a ponytail


Cover of Sugar and Spike #25 (October-November 1959); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ten of a Kind: Please Don't Sue Us












(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Today in Comics History: Dan Didio finally gets through to tell Batwing his comic book is cancelled


Panel from Batwing #24 (December 2013), script by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils by Eduardo Pansica, inks by Julio Ferreira, colors by Paul Mounts, letters by Taylor Esposito

Today in Comics History: The beautiful autumn colors bloom in Hell


Panel from Hellboy in Hell #2 (January 2013); script, pencils, and inks by Mike Mignola; colors by Dave Stewart; letters by Clem Robins

Today in Comics History: Batwing's mom doesn't want to break the news to him over the phone that his comic's been canceled


Panel from Batwing #24 (December 2013), script by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils by Eduardo Pansica, inks by Julio Ferreira, colors by Paul Mounts, letters by Taylor Esposito

Today in Comics History: Batwing grows ever closer to the phone message that his comic book is cancelled


Panel from Batwing #24 (December 2013), script by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils by Eduardo Pansica, inks by Julio Ferreira, colors by Paul Mounts, letters by Taylor Esposito

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 5: Treats are for gobblin'


Panels from "Halloween Magic" in Sugar and Spike #67 (October-November 1966); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer