Thursday, March 19, 2020

Today in Comics History: Wow, Bogart looks different that I remember


Panel from Doomsday Clock #10 (July 2019), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh

Today in Comics History: Yet another chance for me to use that "In the Navy" music video!


Page from Captain America & the Invaders: Bahamas Triangle one-shot (September 2019), script by Roy Thomas,
pencils and inks by Jerry Ordway, colors by Jay David Ramos, letters by Joe Caramagna



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Today in Comics History: Oh pointy shield, oh pointy pointy


Splash page of Captain America & the Invaders: Bahamas Triangle one-shot (September 2019), script by Roy Thomas,
pencils and inks by Jerry Ordway, colors by Jay David Ramos, letters by Joe Caramagna

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 77: A drive-in movie theater plays the MCU films way too loudly


Panels from 2099 Alpha #1 one-shot (January 2020), script by Nick Spencer, pencils and inks by Viktor Bogdanović, colors by Marte Gracia, letters byJoe Caramagna

Monday, March 16, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 76: Brian an' Meggan, sittin' on a tree / Discussin' responsibility


Panel from Excalibur #53 (August 1992), script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by James Fry, inks by Chris Ivy, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Michael Heisler

Today in Comics History: They lost on Second Jeopardy

Hey, remember back on February 3, where the Vision Twins were accused of shaking down their classmates for their lunch money, Pokémon cards, and this week's cool new Marvel Comic book releases? Naw, me either. But they were j'accused, and it looked a little bit like this:


Cover of The Vision (2016 series) #4 (April 2016); pencils, inks, and colors by Mike Del Mundo

Well, whatever you can say about that scene (like, Vin Vision is much taller than three apples), you can say this: it definitely happened on February 3.

Or...did it?


Cover of The Vision (2016 series) #4, second printing (May 2016); pencils, inks, and colors by Mike Del Mundo

What? Marvel changed the cover just because this book got reprinted six months later? Hmmm, on the positive side, that absolutely does help to identify the second printing from the first in the best way aside from putting the words "Second Printing" on the cover. But it does point out the deficiency in our Earth-616 school districts where the new pair of kids have to face a kangaroo court every month. Although, kangaroo court? That sounds like fun! "Your honor, I'd like to pocket this motion."

Anyway, at least we've heard the last of that.

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But please do come back again on July 12!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Today in Comics History: The Avengers screw up their own history, continuity, and comic book sales



Panels from Avengers: Timeslide one-shot (February 1996), created by soooooooooooooo many guys

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 75: And that's how Peter Parker missed his own uncle's funeral


Panels from "Behind the Mask" in Giant-Size Spider-Man (2014 series) #1 one-shot (July 2014), script by Joe Caramagna, pencils and inks by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, colors by Sotocolor, letters by Joe Caramagna

Today in Comics History: This fellow's wise enough to play the fool

'Tis the Ides of March! And if we could go outside and celebrate, that might mean something. But one hero who's in the Caesar-stabbin' mood is that Mercutio with a Mouth, Deadpool! He covers all the classical holidays!


Panels from Deadpool (2016 series) #21 (December 2016), script by Ian Doescher, pencils and inks by Bruno Oliveira, colors by Nick Filardi, letters by Joe Sabino

So what does Deadpool do on the fifteenth?


Well, at least he has his priorities straight.