Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 18: The Adventures of Pumpkinhead and Barrel Boy



"Trick or Treat Pint-Size Pin-Ups" in Sugar and Spike #37 (October-November 1961); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today in Comics History: Secret super-villain organization has real cool letterhead logo


Detail of intro page from Digitek #4 (Marvel UK, March 1993), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

Today in Comics History: Happy birthday, puny Banner



Panels from New Avengers (2013 series) #23 (October 2014), script by Jonathan Hickman, pencils and inks by Kevin Walker, colors by Frank Martin, letters by Joe Caramagna

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 17: The Cats-in-Jammies Kids


Panels from "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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

AWAY FROM KEYBOARD

In the meantime, please enjoy The World's Greatest Combination of Publicity Still and Photo Caption.


from Starlog #2 (November 1976)

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 16: You can't always get what you want


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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today in Comics History: Seven made-up words are used for the first time


Detail of intro page from Digitek #3 (Marvel UK, February 1993), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

Today in Comics History: Lion, tiger, and Army officer are combined into a single deadly letter-writing machine


Intro page from Digitek #1 (Marvel UK, December 1992), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 15: Boys and girls of every age / Wouldn't you like to see something strange?


Panels from "Sugar and Spike Tackle Halloween" in Sugar and Spike #31 (October-November 1960); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 14: You Didn't Tell Me You Were Gonna Kill It!


Panels from "The Big Ha-Ha Time" in Sugar and Spike #25 (October-November 1959); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today in Comics History, Columbus Day Special: The Absolutely True Diary of a Brooklyn Indian

Let's join America's favorite comic books characters as they travel through time and meet Christopher Columbus!







Panels from the Doc and Fatty story "See America Foist!" in World's Finest Comics #41 (July-August 1949), pencils and inks by Howard Sherman

Today in Comics History, Columbus Day Special: The Mystery Science Theater 1946 pilot is not picked up for series


Panel from the Johnny Everyman story "The American Dream" in World's Finest Comics #22 (May-June 1946), script by Jack Schiff, pencils and inks by John Daly

Today in Comics History, Columbus Day Special: Boy Commandos unable to fight any more Nazis; decide to go messing about with history instead












Panels from The Boy Commandos story "Brooklyn and Columbus Discover America" in World's Finest Comics #21 (March-April 1946), script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein

Today in Comics History, Columbus Day Special: DC Comics invents "What If"


"Flying Colors" from Comic Cavalcade #1 (DC, Winter 1942-1943); script, pencils and inks by John M. Jenks

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 13: Monsters, LLC.


Panel from "Pint-Size Pin-Ups" in Sugar and Spike #49 (October-November 1963); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Today in Comics History: Johnny Bates driven murderously insane by AMC plastic spaceship model


Panels from "When Johnny Comes Marching Home..." in Miracleman (2014 restored Marvel series) #2 (March 2014); script by Alan Moore "The Original Writer"; pencils and inks by Garry Leach; art restoration by Michael Kelleher, and "Kellustration"; colors by Steve Oliff, letters by Joe Caramagna

Today in Comics History: Entire Walker family goes bat-crap insane







Panels from Patsy Walker #38 (January 1952), pencils and inks by Al Jaffee

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 12: The Unbearable Hubris of Sugar Plumm


Cover of Sugar and Spike #43 (October-November 1962); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer