Friday, November 03, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 307: He stood alone at Gjallerbru







Panels from Thor (1966 series) #362 (December 1985); script, pencils, and inks by Walt Simonson; colors by Christie Scheele, letters by John Workman

Thursday, November 02, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 306: As Falls Galactus, So Falls Galactus Falls







Panels from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #243 (June 1982); script, pencils, and inks by John Byrne, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Jim Novak

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The 1978 2017 Amazing Spider-Man Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar: November Nonagenarian Nupials

Not only is it this month in which Spidey pops the clutch and tells the cops to eat his dust...er, snow...


Panel from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #130 (March 1974), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt, colors by Petra Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

...it's Wedding Bells for Aunt May Parker and...WHA HUH?!


Yes, it's that time when Aunt May got married to Doctor Octopus!

"November Is Nearly Tender Nupials!" in The Amazing Spider-Man Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar 1978 (1977); pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by George Bell
(Click picture to bridezilla-size)

It's too bad their honeymoon had to be cancelled — they planned to walk on the beach hand in hand in hand in hand in h


Splash page of Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #131 (April 1974), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Frank Giacoia and Dave Hunt, colors by Petra Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

Of course, it went off just about as successfully as nearly every wedding ceremony in the Marvel Universe.


Why is she calling her fiancé "Doctor Octavius?" Should that be "Otto baby?" Ah well, back to Tinder for her.


Also in this calendar's month: clones galore!


And HEY WAIT THAT'S THE JLA COMPUTER from the DC Super-Specyacular Disasters calendar! What're you doin' here, dude?


365 Days of Defiance, Day 305: To fight the unbeatable foe

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe



Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #229 (June 1982), script by Roger Stern, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Jim Mooney, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Joe Rosen

To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go



To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar



To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star



This is my quest
To follow that star



Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #230 (July 1982), script by Roger Stern, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Jim Mooney, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Joe Rosen

No matter how hopeless
No matter how far



To fight for the right
Without question or pause



To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause



And I know if I'll only be true To this glorious quest



That my heart will lie peaceful and calm


When I'm laid to my rest


And the world will be better for this


That one man, scorned and covered with scars


Still strove with his last ounce of courage


To reach the unreachable star!
































The 1978 2017 DC Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters: November NFL

"November: Wonder Woman" in The 1978 Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters; artwork by José Delbo and Vince Colletta
(Click picture to giant-pigskin-size)

Hey, what's the bright idea, calendar? All of 2017 should be Wonder Woman month, not just November. Eh, okay, we'll allow this one. Especially since there's nothing that goes better than our Amazing Amazon and the organized sport of...football?


Because if there's one thing that goes with Wonder Woman and and Thanksgiving, it's the Army/Navy game Coast City game. Wha? And traditional WW foe Quakemaster! Oh c'mon, DC, just admit you got to the end of the year and you're just throwing these together randomly, okay?


We've just changed the AAA batteries in its remote control, so roll through the month and tell us how much closer we are to identifying the Master Supervillain Criminal Overmind Evil Guy&tradel;, JLA TRS-80 computer!


While that's still ticking away and spewing punch-cards into Batman's meat loaf and gravy dinner, let's check our secondary, more overt clue, shall we?


How cow! No one would have suspected Wonder Twin Zan!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 304: Girls Have cooties. Dangerous cooties.


Panels from "The Blitzkrieg of Batroc!" in Tales of Suspense (1959 series) #85 (January 1967), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia, letters by Sam Rosen

Monday, October 30, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 303: Can't Stop the Signal



Panels from Rebels #8 (November 2015), script by Brian Wood, pencils and inks by Ariela Kristantina and Andrea Mutti, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Jared K. Fletcher

What do you, the viewer, think? Izzat gonna stop them, you think?


Naw.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 302: Chains, my supervillain's got me locked up in chains

Oh no! the Hate-Monger has tossed Captain America and Nick Fury into fast-rising water and weighed them down with chains! How can they escape, without even a chance to talk about it once they're under the surface? They're doomed! Naw, don't be silly: Cap 'n' Nick never give up! They just take off...Cap's belt?!?





Panels from Captain America (1998 sSeries) #26 (February 2000), script by Dan Jurgens, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Dan Green, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Todd Klein

WAIT A MINUTE HOW DOES CAP STILL HAVE HIS BELT ON IN THE LAST PANEL