Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Today in Comics History, May 10: Happy birthday, Bono!

This is a much-expanded and -updated version of a post originally published October 06, 2011.

Born on this day: rock singer/songwriter, frontman of U2 (the band, not the submarine), and activist Bono (pictured here with Chico Marx).

from Justice (1986 series) #20 (Marvel/New Universe, June 1988), script by Peter David, pencils by Lee Weeks, inks by Mike Gustovich, colors by Janet Jackson, letters by Agustin Mas

Bono because famous in the Marvel Universe for being one of the archenemies of the She-Hulk!

from The Sensational She-Hulk (1989 series) #24 (Marvel, February 1991), script by Simon Furman, pencils by Bryan Hitch, inks by John Beatty, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Jim Novak

Bono and his band of lyrical leprechauns is available for all your party, christening, or bar mitzvah occasions!

from Penguin: Pain & Prejudice #1 (DC, December 2011), script by Gregg Hurwitz, pencils and inks by Szymon Kudranski, color by John Kalisz, letters by Rob Leigh

Well, we all know who Mr. One-Name is, right? Then your assignment...should you choose to accept it...describe in the comments who you think was in the photo with him and what they were doing. (Keep it clean and funny, folks!) Even better yet...Photoshop your own copy of the snapshot. (I can't stress that "keep it clean" bit too strongly here.)

Hotter-than-98.6 degrees Bully pal Aaron Fever provided us with this suggestion:

Me, I think I've figured out why a certain band from Athens, Georgia broke up:

Happy birthday, Bono, you nut, you crazy guy, you!

from "Web-Singers" in Toyfare #57 (Wizard, May 2002), by Pat McCallum, Tom Root, Zach Oat and Justin Aclin


Aaron Fever said...

Surely, it's this picture?

Anonymous said...

Probably this photo of Bono's secret shame: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrjm/6219457902/

Jon Jermey said...

One monocle is stylish. Two monocles are just silly. Look, it's right there in the name!

grandpaboy said...

I got to go with that Holy Terror pic. If not that, maybe it's the time Jesse Helm's talked him into a puppy-kicking contest.

d said...

So the Penguin broke up REM? I knew he wasn't all bad!