Saturday, January 03, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 3

Marvel Fanfare #15
Marvel Fanfare #15 (July 1984), art by Barry Windsor-Smith

Saturday Morning Cartoon: "Try Telling That to My Baby" by The Heavy Blinkers

"Try Telling That to My Baby" (2004) by The Heavy Blinkers, directed by Fluorescent Hill. See (or download!) a higher-res version here.

Friday, January 02, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 2

UXM Annual #5
Panels from Uncanny X-Men Annual #5 (1981), written by Chris Claremont, pencilled by Brent Anderson, inked by Bob McLeod, colored by Glynis Wein, lettered by Tom Orzechowski

Doctor Doom's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

FF #247 panel

10: Finally watch all those History Channel documentaries piling up on the Tivo
9: Finish that "Mark Wilson's Sorcerer Supreme" magic correspondence course
8: Invent fourth-personal singular tense in which to refer to one's self
7: Rescue mother from hell
6: Stop phoning Tammy in the middle of the night while drunk
5: Invade offices of Marvel Comics, capture Stan Lee, imprison him in an impenetrable deathtrap from which he shall never esca…Guards! GUARDS! Recapture him!
4: Finally redeem that spa weekend gift certificate the Red Skull sent for Christmas 1997
3: Stop picking at facial scars or they'll never heal
2: Use Ovoid mind-transference techniques to swap bodies with Amy Winehouse; get the whelp's career back on track
1: Tie: Enslave Earth/Destroy the accursed Richards

Thursday, January 01, 2009

365 Days with Ben Grimm: Day 1

FF #1
Ben Grimm's first appearance, in Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961), written by Stan Lee, pencilled by Jack Kirby, inked by George Klein

Ten of a Kind: These are the days of our lives/They've flown in the swiftness of time

Happy Gnu Year to all, and a special tip o' the nose ring to Merry Mike Sterling for his suggestion of the Long Halloween cover!

(More Ten of a Kind here.)