Panels from Star Wars: Shadow Stalker one-shot (September 1997), script by Ryder Windham,
pencils and inks by Nick Choles, colors by Cary Porter, color separations by Dave Stewart, letters by Michael Taylor
Panels from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed graphic novel (August 2008); script by Haden Blackman; pencils by Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, and Wayne Nichols, colors by Michael Atiyeh, letters by Michael Heisler
Panels from "When Johnny Comes Marching Home..." in Miracleman (2014 restored Marvel series) #6 (July 2014); script by Alan Moore "The Original Writer"; pencils and inks by Alan Davis; art restoration by Michael Kelleher, and "Kellustration"; colors by Steve Oliff, letters by Joe Caramagna
Panels from Batman '66 #21 (digital comic, November 2013), script by Tom Peyer, pencils and inks by Derec Donovan, colors by Tony Avina
No, no, no, wrong Cesar. I've made another one of my silly mistakes. I meant Julius Caesar.
Panels from "Julius Caesar at Yankee Stadium" in Hit Comics #30 (Quality, November 1943), pencils by Sheldon Moldoff
That's why today at 13th Dimension, my pal John celebrates the 2059th anniversary (2059? I think that's the gift of haggis) of the Death of Julius Caesar, the so-called Ides of March, with 13 Comic Book Julius Caesars! That includes the one that wore a toga. And twelve others! I helped out by clipping the panels out of comic books.
John didn't include, however, the vast history of Julius Caesar in the Marvel Universe, because it's just too darn big a story. Why, if you check his page in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Caesar chalks up an amazing one billion and three Earth-616 stories, including all those issues of Guardians where he was Rocket Raccoon's drinking buddy, his stint as a supporting cast member of Skrull Kill Krew, and the short-lived miniseries Julius Caesar: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.* But let's start with perhaps the first Marvel appearance of Caesar (if not his eponymous salad or birthing method), way back in the Golden Age of Timely Comics!
Panels from Ideal #1 (July 1948), creators unknown
Panels from Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive one-shot (September 1997), plot by Brian Daley; script by Ryder Windham and Anthony Daniels (yes, thatAnthony Daniels), painted art by Igor Kordey; letters by Sean Konot