Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today in Comics History: Lenin read a book by Marx, which he got for his birthday

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Panel from Batman #447 (May 1990), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza

Yesterday was the Day Before Lenin's Birthday, which makes today...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR VLADIMIR ILYICH ULYANOV BETTER KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS LENIN


Say, in celebration of Ol' Beardy, let's look at little-known-Lenin-fact #1917: Lenin was killed by an alien.


Panel from the Timequake story in Starlord Summer Special 1978 (1978), script by Willie Patterson, pencils and inks by John Cooper, letters by Steve Potter

But luckily, for the rest of his career he was impersonated by a shape-hanging alien princess.


It's just like they always say: if you say you want a revolution, you need Lennon Lenin!


So anyway: happy birthday to Lenin, The Second-to-Last Man on Earth!


Panels from Y: The Last Man #55 (May 2007), script by Brian K. Vaughan, pencils by Pia Guerra, inks by José Maryann Jr., colors by Zylonol, letters by Clem Robins

1 comment:

Blam said...

Yes, Bruce. How could you have forgotten? Vicki told you fricking yesterday while you were standing right here.