Saturday, October 23, 2010

Same Story, Different Cover: Papa loves Moomba / Mama loves Moomba

Tales to Astonish #11/Chamber of Chills #18

L: Tales to Astonish #23 (September 1961), art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers
R: Chamber of Chills #25 (November 1976), reprinting "Moomba" from Tales to Astonish #23, art by Don Perlin
(Click picture to Moombasize)

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 296

AXM: Ghost Boxes #2
Panel from Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #2 (January 2009), script by Warren Ellis; pencils, inks, and colors by Kaare Andrews; letters by Joe Caramagna

Saturday Morning Cartoon: Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (1933)

Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (1933), directed by Dave Fleischer

Aw, that's not scary. Here's what's scary...the colorized version! (shiver):

And don't miss the new Saturday Morning Cartoon Anime feature over by Anna at! All your Fooly Cooly needs for a bright Saturday morning will be met!

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 23)

Little Archie #20
Little Archie #20 (September 1961), art by Bob Bolling (?)

Friday, October 22, 2010

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 295

AXM #4
Cover of Astonishing X-Men #4 (October 2004), art by John Cassaday and Laura Martin

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 22)

Jughead #82
Archie's Pal Jughead #82 (March 1962)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Take a bite out of corrupt government

It's time for the next Legion of Super-Heroes election! So you should head into the polling booth on your local planet and press the button for the Legion leader of your choice!

But wait...I can't find the Legionnaire I want to vote for? Where, oh where, is the button to vote for Matter-Eater Lad???

Now don't tell me that our famous Bismollian isn't made of presidential material...after all, did Brainiac-5 ever discover the secret site of one of the 20th century's most hidden locations...the Batcave??? A: He did not...but Tenzil Kem, Matter-Eater Lad—the only Legionnaire who can eat through everything—did!:

Legion of Super-Heroes #11

Also, he's the only one of the Legionnaires who has any political experience. Remember, you can trust him...he's a senator!

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The people love him!

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

Plus, Matter-Eater Lad has many other admirable qualities as well! He's the only one who remembers that late great hero of the universe, Hate Face, and his special skills!

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

Also, he's a lawyer! Can Ultra Boy say that? Can Blok say that? Can XS say that? Well, yes, she can...very very fast.

Legion of Super-Heroes #11

Why wouldn't ever fanboy/girl/giant flying space whale wanna vote for him? After all, he's as familiar with the history and heroes of the DC Universe as your common-or-garden webforum commenter!

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He's even done what every great superhero has done...he died and came back to life!

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Did I mention he can eat through anything?

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Is there any other incentive you get for writing in Matter-Eater Lad's name on the ballot? Why yes!

Legion of Super-Heroes #11

So join the only political party that fills your heart as well as your stomach, and vote for Matter-Eater Lad for Legion Leader, 3011!

Legion of Super-Heroes #49

Remember: a vote for Tenzil Kem is a vote for Matter-Eater Lad.

Legion of Super-Heroes #14

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 294

Beauty and the Beast #2
Panels from Beauty and the Beast #2 (February 1985), script by Ann Nocenti, pencils by Don Perlin, inks by Kim DeMulder, colors by Petra Scotese, letters by Joe Rosen

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 21)

Pep #158
Pep #158 (October 1962)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 293

FF #312
Panel from Fantastic Four #312 (March 1988), script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Keith Pollard, inks by Joe Sinnott, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by John Workman

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 20)

Life with Archie #13
Life with Archie #13 (March 1962)

(What is Geeko? If you must...go look at Geeko. But beware!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm away all this week...

...because I'm busy working on my Halloween costume.

Beast Sock Monkey
Actually, "Sock Monkey Beast" was created and photo-posted by Tamara's Sock Monkeys of Sock Monkey Fun!

(...but there'll be 365 Days with Hank McCoy and Riverdale: Hellmouth posts all week long!)

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 292

X-Men/Runaways FCBD
Panels from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men/Runaways one-shot (May 2006), script by Brian K. Vaughan; pencils, inks, and colors by Skottie Young; letters by Randy Gentile

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 19)

Archie #127
Archie #127 (April 1962)

Monday, October 18, 2010

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 291

Avengers #138
Panel from Avengers #138 (October 1975), script by Steve Englehart, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Vince Colletta, colors by George Roussos, letters by Charlotte Jetter

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 18)

Archie's Madhouse #13
Archie's Mad House #13 (July 1961)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ten of a Kind: Bully for me, chilly for you*

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

*What? Did you think I was going with Lady Gaga or even Irene Cara?:

365 Days with Hank McCoy, Day 290

AXM Sketchbook
Page from Astonishing X-Men Sketchbook Special one-shot (2008), art by Simone Bianchi

Sunday Morning Silents: Men's Styles (1915)

"Men's Styles" from the Keeping Up with the Joneses series (1915), directed by Harry S. Palmer

Riverdale: Hellmouth (Day 17)

Little Archie #36
The Adventures of Little Archie #36 (September 1965)