Monday, October 03, 2022

Today in Comics History, October 3: Happy birthday, Tessa Thompson!

Born on this day: actor Tessa Thompson (Dear White People, Selma, Creed II, Men in Black: International and more), known to us fans best as Valkyrie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!





Today in Comics History, October 3, 1988: In Russia, Danger Room insult you

from "The Smell of Fear!" in Psi-Force #28 (Marvel, New Universe, February 1989), script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Rodney Ramos, inks by Chris Ivy, dolors by Nel Yomtov, letters by Rick Parker
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Today in Comics History, October 3: Happy birthday, Chubby Checker!

Born on this day: Mrs. Checker's li'l baby boy Chubby Checker, who grew up to become the great rock singer and dancer we salute in this post!


"The King of Twist" from Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica #85 (Archie, January 1963), pencils and inks by John Rosenberger (?)




Today in Comics History, October 3, 1881: The last surviving dog was killed for foodAW GEEZ DON'T MAKE ME READ THIS AWFUL TEXT STORY AGAIN, COMICS



"The Fight That Failed" from Jumbo Comics #105 (Fiction House, November 1947), text by Henry Wysham Lanier

Today in Comics History, October 3, 1987: Well, your dad is a reckless idiot then, kid


from Astonishing Times #2 (Comixology/Dark Horse, 2020), script by Frank Barbiere and Arris Quinones, art by Ruairí Coleman, colors by Lauren Affe, letters by Taylor Esposito

Today in Comics History, October 3: Technically, this should be posted on September 3, but you know the rules


from Captain America [Annual] 1999 (Marvel, October 1999), script by Joe Casey, pencils by Pablo Raimondi, inks by Walden Wong, colors by Matt Hicks and Marie Javins, letters by Sharpefont and "P. T."

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Today in Comics History, October 2, 1942: Germans mistake planes for jackrabbits


from "American Heroes" in Warfront #36 (Harvey, October 1965), letters by Joe Rosen, other creators uncredited and unknown

Today in Comics History, October 2: Happy birthday, Sting!

Born on this day: Singer, songwriter and actor Gordon Sumner, better known to the world as Sting!

Please note: he is a bee in name only.


from Tales of the Teen Titans (1984 series) #50 (DC, February 1985), co-plot and script by Marv Wolfman, co-plot and pencils by George Pérez, inks by Mike DeCarlo and Dick Giordano, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza




Today in Comics History, October 2, 1804: Under duress, Garrison Keillor reluctantly shows Lewis and Clark the trail to Lake Wobegon



from Manifest Destiny #19 and 22 (Image, May & August 2016), script by Chris Dingess, pencils by Matthew Roberts, inks by Tony Akins and Stefano Gaudiano, colors by Owen Gieni, letters by Pat Brosseau

Today in Comics History, October 2: Happy birthday, Ramona Fradon!

Born on this day: legendary comics artist Ramona Fradon, an incredibly important and influential artist in comic books: she co-created Metamorpho, drew lots of great Aquaman, Superman, Batman, House of Mystery, Super Friends, Plastic Man, and Brenda Starr comics, and so much more!


from DC Comics cover-dated 11/80

You can buy Ramona's original artwork or commission art from her at the Catskill Comics website!

Happy birthday, Ramona!

Today in Comics History, October 2: Maybe you oughta shellac those things, Jack


from The Road to Oz #5 (Marvel, April 2013), script by Eric Shanower, pencils and inks by Skottie Young, colors by Jean-François Beaulieu, letters by Jeff Eckleberry

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Today in Comics History, October 1, 2014: Moon Knight makes a pretty pathetic attempt to get on America's Funniest Home Videos




from Moon Knight (2014 series) #8 (December 2014), script by Brian Wood, pencils and inks by Greg Smallwood, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

Today in Comics History, October 1: Champion ballplayer inspires Salt-n-Pepa song


from Yogi Berra one-shot (Fawcett, 1951), script by Charles Dexter, pencils and inks by Kurt Schaffenberger



"Whatta Man" by Salt-n-Pepa feat. En Vogue (Next Plateau London, 1993); written by Cheryl James, Dave Crawford, and Hurby Azor; music video directed by Matthew Rolston

Today in Comics History, October 1, 2097: In the future, all time will be measured by A.L.


from The Courier: From the Ashes #1 (Zenoscope, April 2017), script by Ralph Tedesco, pencils and inks by J.G. Miranda, colors by Bryan Valenza

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Today in Comics History, September 27, 2099: I can't believe 2099 isn't over yet! It's been running since 1992!


from Superior Spider-Man (2013 series) #32 (Marvel, October 2014), plot by Dan Slott, script by Christos Gage, pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inks by John Dell, colors by Antonio Fabela, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, George Gladir!

Born on this day in 1925: George Gladir, long-time scripter for a huge number of Archie Comics stories, and the co-creator with Dan DeCarlo of Sabrina the Teenage Witch!




from "A Simple Story" in Betty #121 (Archie, March 2003), script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by John Lowe, colors by Barry Grossman (?), letters by Bill Yoshida

Happy birthday, George!




from "Write Stuff" in Archie #380 (Ar5chie, September 1990), script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Bill Yoshida

Today in Comics History, September 27, 1918: What is it good for?


from The Stretcher Bearers graphic novel (Naval Institure Press/Dead Reckoning, April 2022), co-script and art by Reid Beaman, co-script and letters by Reid Beaman

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Meat Loaf!

Born on this day in 1947: Michael Lee Aday, better known to us all as the late great Meat Loaf (two words, not one like in the comic!), musician, singer, songwriter and actor!


"Heroes Helping Heroes": advertisement for A Time for Heroes record, from Marvel Comics cover-dated October 1987

Happy birthday, Mr. Loaf!


"A Time for Heroes" by Meat Loaf with Brian May (Orpheum, 1987); written by Jon Lyons, Meat Loaf, and Brian May

‮Today in Comics History, September 27, 2021: Oh no, not this thing againr‭



from Earth-Prime #2: Superman and Lois (DC, June 2022), text by Adam Mallinger

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Bob Sharen!

Born on this day: comics inker and colorist Bob Sharen!


from Marvel Age #57, 93 and 105 (Marvel, December 1987, October 1990 and October 1991); text by Mike Carlin (#57), Chris Eliopoulis & Barry Dutter (#93) and Mike Lackey (#105); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Paul Becton (#57), Marie Javins (#93), and Renee Witterstaetter (#105)

Bob has colored issues of Amazing and Spectacular Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, Avengers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Micronauts, What If...?, and many, many more1


from Marvel Age #13 (Marvel, April 1984)

Happy birthday, Bob!


from Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #77 (Marvel, April 1983), script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jim Mooney, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Joe Rosen

Today in Comics History, September 27, 1921: Charles Barnes and Gilbert Noble plot to drive a small bookstore out of business


from Dotter of Her Father's Eyes (Dark Horse, February 2012); script by Mary M. Talbot; pencils, inks, colors and letters by Bryan Talbot

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Jim Shooter!

Born on this day: America's tallest comic book editor/creator/writer/publisher and even artist, Jim Shooter!



from (top, L-R) Mighty Marvel Calendar 1978 and 1979 (Marvel, 1977-1978); Marvel Age #57 (Marvel, December 1987); text by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors Paul Becton;(bottom) Marvel Age #33 (Marvel, December 1985); text by Jim Salicrup, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Adam Philips




Today in Comics History, September 27: We return yet once again to Josephine Baker, P.I., still continually in progress




from Miss Don't Touch Me (NBM, October 2014), script and colors by Hubert, translation by Joe Johnson, pencils and inks by Kerascoët, letters by Ortho

Today in ComicsHistory, September 27: This story does not start today, but it'll get there, and everything in it revolves around September 27.


cover of Animal Man (1988 series) #14 (DC, August 1989), pencils and inks by Brian Bolland, letters by Todd Klein




Today in Comics History, September 27: Dick Grayson has hit the snooze button a few too many times


from Young Justice (2011 series) #19 (DC, October 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Luciano Vecchio, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Monday, September 26, 2022

Today in Comics History, September 26, 11:59 PM: "Meanwhile, at the Hall of Gorilla Justice..."


from Young Justice (2011 series) #18 (DC, September 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Christopher Jones, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, September 26, 1986: The Witness continues his search for Herb


from D.P.7 Annual #1 (Marvel/New Universe, November 1987), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Lee Weeks, inks by Tony DeZuniga, colors by Paul Becton, letters by Phil Felix

Today in Comics History, September 26, 8:11 PM: Everybody in Young Justice has chosen a secret identity name except for Wolf


from Young Justice (2011 series) #18 (DC, September 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Christopher Jones, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Jack Schiff!

Born on this day in 1909: writer and editor Jack Schiff, who edited the Batman books, co-created Tommy Tomorrow and the Bat-Signal, and he wrote and edited the famous DC public service ad pages!


"Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship!" from DC Comics cover-dated February 1950, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Stan Kaye, letters by Ira Schnapp