Saturday, December 20, 2014

Today in Comics History: Bruce Campbell continues to ignore Barbara Gordon


Panel from the Batgirl story "Tall, Dark, Handsome — and Missing!" in Detective Comics #384 (February 1969), script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today in Comics History: Compared to other realities, our Wright Brothers totally suck


Panels from What If...? (1977 series) #14 (April 1979), plot by Gary Friedrich, script by Don Glut, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Pablo Marcos, colors by "D. R. Martin" (a pen-name for various artists), letters by Tom Orzechowski

Yep, that's from the reality where Nick Fury fought cosmic Nazis in outer space! Man, the Wright brothers were so much less impressive than Zephram Cochrane and his hog-piloted warp-drive test rocket. That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Even on DC's Earth-1, the Wrong Brothers (tee hee hee) needed help from Wonder Woman, the Sensational New Character Find of 1917!


Panels from "The Secret Hall of Fame" in Wonder Woman #69 (October 1954), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils and inks by Harry G. Peter

They keep wondering what they can do to save Wonder Woman in the New 52, and I'll tell ya, they need to once again make her a time-travelling secret agent reporting to one of Santa's Elves. That there's good comics.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today in Comics History: In Soviet Russia, robot is replaced by you


Panel from ron Man: Fatal Frontier digital comic #2 (December 2013), story by Kieron Gillen and Al Ewing; script by Al Ewing; layouts by Carmine Di Giandomenico; pencils by Lan Medina; inks by David Meikis, Juan Vlasco, and Terry Pallot; colors by Matt Milla, Guy Major, and Andres Mossa; letters by Joe Sabino

Today in Comics History: George Washington's medical insurance runs out


Panel from Action Presidents: Washington (November 2013), script by Fred Van Lente, art by Ryan Dunlavey