Saturday, May 14, 2011

Same Story, Different Cover: I got a fire in my soul where there used to be a hole

L: Strange Tales #103 (December 1962), cover art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers
R: Human Torch #3 (January 1975), reprinting Strange Tales #103, cover art by Ron Wilson and Frank Giacoia

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365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 134

Splash page from Thor #401 (March 1989), script by Randall Frenz, pencils by Rich Yanizeski, inks by Hector Collazo, colors by Evelyn Stein, letters by Ken Lopez

Superheroes Shamelessly Shilling Stuff Saturday: With Great Power Comes No Cavities

Page from Exclusive Collector's Edition: Spider-Man (1980), free with the purchase of Aim Toothpaste.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello cupcake!

Never assume...because when you assume, you make an ass out of U...

Panels from Fantastic Four #166 (January 1976), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by George Perez, inks by by Vince Colletta, colors by Phil Rachelson, letters by Joe Rosen

...and Ben Grimm!

Later, Ben and the flight attendant caught the game at Shea Stadium and then went out to get pizza and a few pitchers of beer. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Because neither one of them were driving a car.

The only way this scene could have been better? If they had been serving my pal JustJenn's famous Superhero Cupcakes!

So, in the interest of improving the moment when Ben Grimm met his new platonic pal, Denny the Flight Attendant, let's add some great cupcakes from JustJenn!:

Cupcakes, everybody! You get a big delight in every bite!

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 133

Panel from The Mighty Thor #1 (June 2011), script by Matt Fraction, pencils by Olivier Coipel; inks by Mark Morales; colors by Laura Martin, Justin Ponsor, Peter Steigerwald; letters by Joe Sabino

Well, That'll Happen: Tea in the Sahara with you

Panels from "I Know the Power of...the Genie!" from Tales of Suspense #7 (January 1960), art by Don Heck

Thursday, May 12, 2011

And this is why I'm saving tonight's post for next week.

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 132

Variant cover of Uncanny X-Men #535 (June 2011), art by Humberto Ramos

Well, That'll Happen: Boom!

Panel from Human Torch #36 (April 1954), art by Dick Ayers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

And this is why I'm saving tonight's post for next week.

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 131

Can you find the Warriors Three? Look carefully!

Panel from Thor #156 (September 1968), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta, letters by Sam Rosen

Well, That'll Happen: Trading Spaces

Panel from "If...!" in World of Fantasy #2 (July 1956), script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Jay Scott Pike

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 130

Panel from Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comic Magazine #10 (November 2001), by a whole lotta guys

Well, That'll Happen: I don't know where I'm a-gonna go / When the volcano blow

Panel from Tales of Suspense #7 (January 1960, pencils by Jack Kirby and inks by Steve Ditko

Monday, May 09, 2011

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Edited segment of a full letter from a reader in Thor #160 (January 1969)

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365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 129

Splash page panel from Marvel Spotlight #30 (October 1976), script by Len Wein, breakdowns by John Buscema, finishes by by Joe Sinnott, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Gaspar Saladino

I've often wondered if Marvel Spotlight #30 was supposed to be Thor number two-forty-something during that period—Wein and Buscema were also working on the main book—and the editor just kicked it over to Marvel Spotlight instead.

EDIT on 5/22/11: Well, maybe I'm wrong there. Here's a listing from a Marvel Bullpen Bulletins from the same period (from Fantastic Four #169 (April 1976), stating that the story is being done specifically for Marvel Spotlight:

Well, That'll Happen: I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque

The Mid-Day Matinee this week, all week: Well, That'll Happen! Put up your feet during your lunch hour and gasp in amazement at the events that just keep occurin'!

Panel from World of Fantasy #1 (May 1956), pencils by Bob Forgione and inks by Jack Abel

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Ten of a Kind: The first rule of gun safety: never point your firearm directly at the comic book reader

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 128: Today in Comics History, Mother's Day

from Thor #367 (Marvel, May 1986); script, pencils, and inks by Walt Simonson; additional inks by Bob Wiacek and Al Milgrom; colors by Christie Scheele; letters by John Workman