Saturday, January 24, 2015

Psylocke Psaturday: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Madripoor

Welcome to Madripoor!


from Marvel Atlas #1 (January 2008), art by Klaus Janson

Yes, Madripoor! The island nation so full of vice they named it twice! (Truth in disclosure: they did not name it twice.) In the Marvel Universe you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, except perhaps for that T.G.I. Friday's in downtown Doomstadt, Latveria. Madripoor, home of the world's weirdest hot air balloons!:


from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Wolverine one-shot (December 2004)




Today in Comics History: J'onn J'onzz writes in his My Little Pony diary


Text page segment from Justice Leagues: Justice League of Aliens one-shot (March 2001), writer unknown

Today in Comics History: Barbara Gordon puts a mark on Batman's permanent record


Text page segment from Justice Leagues: Justice league of Arkham one-shot (March 2001), writer unknown

Today in Comics History: Diana steals Wil Wheaton's stationery


Text page segment from Justice Leagues: Justice league of Amazons one-shot (March 2001), writer unknown

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 24: This is not a trick question


Panel from Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye #3 (April 1996), script and inks by Terry Austin, pencils by Chris Sprouse, colors by James Sinclair, letters by Steve Dutro

Friday, January 23, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 23: Lego My Jar Jar


Panels from Lego Star Wars comic, creator and date unknown

Thursday, January 22, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 22: Chewbacca has a bad feeling about this


Panels from Star Wars: Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika #1 (December 2000), script by Mike Kennedy, pencils and inks by Carlos Meglia, colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Steve Dutro

Today in Comics History Future: In the future, everyone gets a free purple bathrobe


Panel from 100th Anniversary Special: X-Men one-shot (September 2014), script by Robin Furth, pencils and inks by Jason Masters, colors by James Campbell and Verto Gandini, letters by Cory Petit

Today in Comics History Future: Protestors demand Scott Summers' birth certificate


Panel from 100th Anniversary Special: X-Men one-shot (September 2014), script by Robin Furth, pencils and inks by Jason Masters, colors by James Campbell and Verto Gandini, letters by Cory Petit

Today in Comics History Future: Emma has a bottle of Ambien


Panel from 100th Anniversary Special: X-Men one-shot (September 2014), script by Robin Furth, pencils and inks by Jason Masters, colors by James Campbell and Verto Gandini, letters by Cory Petit

Today in Comics History Future: The Right to Peaceful Idiotic Protest


Panel from 100th Anniversary Special: X-Men one-shot (September 2014), script by Robin Furth, pencils and inks by Jason Masters, colors by James Campbell and Verto Gandini, letters by Cory Petit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 21: The sarcasm force is weak with this one


Panels from Star Wars: Vader's Quest #1 (February 1999), script by Darko Macan, pencils and inks by Dave Gibbons, colors by Angus McKie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 20: Han never even suspected that she was Boba Fett in disguise


Panel from Star Wars Annual #2 (1982), script by David Michelinie, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Rudy Nebres, colors by George Roussos, letters by Joe Rosen

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." (Martin Luther King, Jr., letter from Birmingham jail, April 16, 1963)

Tonight's feature is a (slightly-expanded) reprint of my post from January 19, 2009.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While it's a matter of concern on each and every day, today is an especially important day to reflect and act on human and racial rights. Seriously, folks, this is still a major concern today. Don't just analyze the concept as it applies to mutants in the Marvel Universe...


...rather, consider, discuss, and act to work to end the ways intolerance and prejudice affects our little four-color hobby. Yes, we have come a long way in civil rights for many groups since Dr. King's work in the 1960s, and the works of those who followed him, but there's still a lot of prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion in today's society.

Or, as "The Man" so eloquently put it:

Stan's Soapbox
"Stan's Soapbox" from Marvel comics cover-dated December 1968




365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 19: Apparently it was a trap after all


Panel from Star Wars: Legacy (2006 series) #22 (April 2008), script by John Ostrander, pencils and inks by Alan Robinson, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Michael Heisler

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode VII: He's No Good to Me Deadpool


Deadpool! Do you get any sense that he might have watched Star Wars at some point? Why, he references it when he battles Dracula!


Panels from Deadpool: The Gauntlet (digital series) #13 (April 2014), script by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan, pencils and inks by Reilly Brown, colors by Jim Charalampidis, letters by Joe Sabino



He can't resist quipping about Star Wars in the middle of a SHIELD mission!


Panels from Deadpool (2013 series) #2 (January 2013), script by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, pencils and inks by Tony Moore, colors by Val Staples, letters by Joe Sabino



Even his love life is riddled with Star Wars quotes that nobody gets!


Panels from Deadpool (2013 series) #36 (December 2014), script by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, pencils by Mike Hawthorne, inks by Terry Pallot, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Joe Sabino



Why, he even got Captain America into Star Wars!


Panel from Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America one-shot (December 2014), script by Gerry Duggan, pencils and inks by Scott Kolins, colors by Veronica Gandini, letters by Joe Sabino

Hmmm. Maybe it's Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn who are the ones really into Star Wars.

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 18: I bet you have never thought this much before about Chewbacca's ass


All the past week it's been Star Wars Week over at Dimension 13, the blog that's ten dimensions beyond your puny three dimensions! Check out George Folz's ambitious project of sketching a Star Wars original trilogy drawing every day this year (and how you can enter to win one of them, but hurry, entries close at 11PM EST tonight!). Thrill as Comics Creators Pick Their Fave Star Wars Moments, find out how Mark Hamill changed Seth Kushner's life, or even the Top 13 Grooviest Vintage Star Wars Figures (hey, where's Boba Fett with Rocket-Firing Backpack with Patented You'll- Put-Your-Eye-Out action?).

And then there's a little article by my pal John which is on a subject that's only about as important as, oh, how he got started on comics reading and collecting the the first place. (So it's kinda my comics fan origin, too!) Check out How I Became a Comics Fan, Thanks to Carmine Infantino’s Darth Vader, in which pal John tells us about his love for the first Marvel Comic he ever bought, Star Wars #21! (He lets me read it if I am not eating jelly sandwiches at the time.)

Here's some panels that aren't from #21 but is from #19, part of that same story that compasses issues #18-23: The Wheel Saga, which is a dandy Star Wars-ing saga and one about which John may tell you more someday in the future when he can get around to it. I have chosen to feature it because it stars everyone's favorite walking carpet, Chewbacca R. Wrarrararrarrrr. (The 'R' is for 'Rarrrrrrrrr.')


Panels from Star Wars (1977 series) #19 (January 1979), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Bob Wiacek, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Irv Watanabe

Yes, visually-suck in the splendor that is the tight and toned and yet still furry ASS OF CHEWBACCA.


So don't forget, mosey on over to 13th Dimension to check out How I Became a Comics Fan, Thanks to Carmine Infantino’s Darth Vader! And never forget

CHEWBACCA'S ASS