Saturday, March 14, 2020

Today in Comics History: Harley Quinn switches from puddin' to Jell-O


Cover of Heroes in Crisis #8 (June 2019), art by Ryan Sook

Today in Comics History: And in another three or four more birthdays Bendis might actually finish this scene


Page from Naomi #1 (March 2019); script by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker; pencils, inks, and colors by Jamal Campbell; letters by Josh Reed


Page from Naomi #2 (April 2019); script by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker; pencils, inks, and colors by Jamal Campbell; letters by Josh Reed

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 74: They're dead / They're dead / They're dead / They're really really dead / They're dead / They're dead


Panels from Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe #1 one-shot (July 1989), script and pencils by Fred Hembeck, inks by Vince Colletta, colors by Steve Mellor, letters by Janice Chiang

Inks by Vince Colletta? You don't say.

Today in Comics History: I happen to have Marshall McLuhan right here

In his apocalyptic classic The One, Rick Veitch postulates that media megabrain Marshall McLuhan would look to the skies to see not TV transmissions, but falling nucelar weapons! Ouch, Mr. McLuhan! You'd better get out of there! Here, go inside this movie cinema and hide behind this promotional standee!


Text page from The One #1 (IDW reprint, February 2018), script by Rick Veitch



But wait! This is from the reprinted version of The One. You mean to tell me that Veitch thought of this in the mid-eighties? Answer: well...kinda:


Text page from The One #1 (Marvel/Epic, July 1985), script by Rick Veitch

Rhe reprint serves up a more-or-less-completely re-written version of the original text piece, and for some reason, changes the date on which it was published! WHat does this mean? Well, it means I shoulda posted this on February 12, but I didn't notice the difference until now. And that's the atomic truth!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Today in Comics History: James Bond misses a train

Page spread from James Bond: Origin #1 (September 2018); script by Jeff Parker;
pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland
(Click picture to The Big One-size)

PS: This is a real historical event.

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 73: To her, life is a great big acorn / Where there's a city crime-torn / You'll find the Squirrel Girl!


Page from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (March 2015 first series) #2 (April 2015), script by Ryan North, pencils and inks by Erica Henderson, colors by Rico Renzi, letters by Clayton Cowles

What's that? You say can't spot a Power and Responsibility reference? Ah, but remember that in a Squirrel Girl comic, you must always check the footnotes!


I think what I'm saying here is, each Squirrel Girl comic should come with its own magnifying glass.

Today in Comics History: Uncle Scrooge wants to water-ski


Cover of Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Big Fishing Contest one-shot (W.G. Publications/Wogan Publications (Australia), 1950?), artist unidentified

Thursday, March 12, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 72: I suspect this message has been slightly changed from the original in some minor way


Panel from Spectacular Spider-Man #1000 one-shot (June 2011), script by John Ostrander, pencils by Todd Nauck, inks by Mark Pennington and Victor Olazaba, colors by Ian Hannin, letters by Joe Sabino

Today in Comics History: Students are taught to critically analyze the lyrics to "In the Navy"


Panels from James Bond: Origin #1 (September 2018); script by Jeff Parker;
pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland



Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Today in Comics History: James Bond'll Tumble 4 Y


Panels from James Bond: Origin #1 (September 2018); script by Jeff Parker;
pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 71: "Incoming message for you, Captain."


Panels from Ultimate Spider-Man #4 (February 2001), co-plot by Bill Jemas, co-plot and script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Art Thibert and Dan Panosian, colors by Jung Choi, letters by Richard Starkings and Troy Peteri

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Today in Comics Real History: Watson is asked if his refrigerator is running


Panel from "Scoops... Pictures to Remember" in Real Fact Comics #5 (DC/National, November-December 1946), pencils and inks by George Roussos

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 70: Spider-Man: Shirker


Panels from What If?: House of M #1 one-shot (February 2009), created by lotsa guys

Monday, March 09, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 69: "And this one I call 'Spider-Man Eating Ice Cream with Jigsaw.'"


Panels from Thunderbolts Annual (2014 series) #1 (February 2014), script by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, pencils and inks by Matteo Lolli, colors by James Campbell, letters by Joe Sabino

Sunday, March 08, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 68: I feel guilt, I feel guilt / Though I know I've done no wrong I feel guilt


Panels from Spider-Man: Life Story #4 (August 2019), script by Chip Zdarsky, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Andrew Hennessy, colors by Frank D'Armata, letters by Travis Lanham


A tip o' the cookie to Twitter pals Dan Cassino, Matthew Craig, and Jeanie F. who helped me ID this page after I took a photo of it and forgot to mark what issue it came from!