Saturday, January 03, 2015

Today in Comics History: Rub-on letters applied to front of police building are a little crooked


Panel from Bay City Jive #3 (Wildstorm, September 2001), script and letters by John Layman, pencils by Jason Johnson, inks by Sean Parsons, colors by David Baron

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 3: Pretty Sneaky, Sith



Panels from "Dark Lord's Conscience" in The Empire Strikes Back Monthly #155 (Marvel UK, March 1982), reprinted in color in Classic Star Wars: Devilworlds #1 (August 1996); script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by John Stokes, new colors by James Sinclair, letters by John Aldrich (both pages?)

Today in Comics History: Chinese Kingpin has had it up to here with those darn kids gunning their engines


Panel from Bay City Jive #2 (Wildstorm, August 2001), script and letters by John Layman, pencils by Jason Johnson, inks by Sean Parsons, colors by David Baron

Friday, January 02, 2015

Today in Comics History: The Transamerica Pyramid Building makes a bold move to break the panel border


Panel from Bay City Jive #1 (Wildstorm, July 2001), script and letters by John Layman, pencils by Jason Johnson, inks by Sean Parsons, colors by David Baron

Flashback Friday: Olive, You're a Fine Girl

Filling up Fridays: Fine Flashback Fosts Posts, re-presenting some of my favorite Comics Oughta Be Fun! entries that you might not have seen, or would enjoy seeing again, or maybe you're just going to go out to the pub tonight so you won't have to worry about it, see if I care...anyway, re-presenting a Bully classic originally published on March 17, 2008! (I was six then.)


There's a port on a western bay
Popeye by E. C. Segar

And it serves a hundred ships a day
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Lonely sailors pass the time away
Popeye by E. C. Segar

And talk about their homes
Popeye by E. C. Segar

And there's a girl in this harbor town
Popeye by E. C. Segar

And she works layin' whiskey down
Popeye by E. C. Segar

They say "Brandy, fetch another round"
Popeye by E. C. Segar

She serves them whiskey and wine
Popeye by E. C. Segar

The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl," (You're a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"What a good wife you would be," (Such a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"Yeah, your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea."
Popeye by E. C. Segar

(Dooda-dit-dooda, dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Brandy wears a braided chain
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
Popeye by E. C. Segar

A locket that bears the name
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Of the man that Brandy loves
Popeye by E. C. Segar

He came on a summer's day
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Bringin' gifts from far away
Popeye by E. C. Segar

But he made it clear he couldn't stay
Popeye by E. C. Segar

No harbor was his home
Popeye by E. C. Segar

The sailor said " Brandy, you're a fine girl," (You're a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"What a good wife you would be," (Such a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."
Popeye by E. C. Segar

(Dooda-dit-dooda, dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
Popeye by E. C. Segar

When he told his sailor stories
Popeye by E. C. Segar

She could feel the ocean fall an' rise
Popeye by E. C. Segar

She saw its ragin' glory
Popeye by E. C. Segar

But he had always told the truth, lord, he was an honest man
Popeye by E. C. Segar

And Brandy does her best to understand
Popeye by E. C. Segar

(Dooda-dit-dooda, dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

At night when the bars close down
Popeye by E. C. Segar

Brandy walks through a silent town
Popeye by E. C. Segar


And loves a man who's not around
Popeye by E. C. Segar

She still can hear him say
Popeye by E. C. Segar

She hears him say "Brandy, you're a fine girl," (You're a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"What a good wife you would be," (Such a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."
Popeye by E. C. Segar

(Dooda-dit-dooda, dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"Brandy, you're a fine girl," (You're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be," (Such a fine girl)
Popeye by E. C. Segar

"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."
(Dooda-dit-dooda, dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Popeye by E. C. Segar

Now, crank it up and read it again!:



Popeye by E. C. Segar

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 2: Fear of a Black Robot


Panel from Droids #1 (Marvel/Star, April 1986), script by Dave Manak, pencils by John Romita, Sr., inks by Carlos Garzon, colors by Marie Severin, letters by Grace Kremer

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Today in Comics History Future: We got ninety-nine problems one problem but crime, inflation, unemployment, sexual and racial discrimination, deterioration of moral values, junk food, bad TV and so on ain't one.


House ad for The Survivors! (aka Jeremiah) from The Comics Journal #76 (October 1982), art by Hermann Huppen

Comics News for January 1, 2015


Top: from Captain America #105 (September 1968), script by Stan Lee,
pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dan Adkins, letters by Sam Rosen
Middle: from "Rosie and Red Russia!" in Adventures into the Unknown (November 1956), pencils and inks by Ogden Whitney
Bottom: from "The Case of the Crazy Crimes" in Batman #136 (December 1960), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris, letters by Stan Starkman