Saturday, October 15, 2011

Same Story, Different Cover: I'm on the hunt, I'm after you

L: Donald Duck #117 (January 1968), pencils by Tony Strobl, inks by Larry Mayer
R: Donald Duck #344 (October 2006), epncils and inks by Daan Jippes, color by Sue Kolberg
(Click picture to lobo-size)

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 288

Panel from Thor #482 (January 1995), script by Glenn Greenberg, pencils by Robert Walker, inks by Jim Amash, colors by Ovi Hondru, letters by John Workman Jr.

Stan Lee Saturdays #13: I shot Stan Lee, but I did not shoot the Punisher

Panel from Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe one-shot (July 1989), script and pencils by Fred Hembeck, inks by Joe Staton, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Rick Parker

Duckburg: Hellmouth (Day 15)

Donald Duck Adventures #11 (April 1991), design by Bob Foster, pencils by Todd Kurosawa, inks by Scott Shaw!, colors by Gail Bailey

Friday, October 14, 2011

Today in Comics History, October 31: It's the Great Batman, Charlie Brown

Chris Sims, America's Most Popular Batmanologist™ has a lovely article today over at our friends, ComicsAlliance, that you oughta check out. (Go ahead, click here and read it and then come back. I'll wait for ya.)

Back? Good.

That was an excellent example of Batman dressing up as another hero. in contrast, I'm going to show you what Batman's usual and favorite Halloween costume is.

He dresses up as Batman.

from Batman: Gotham After Midnight #6 (DC, December 2008), script by Steve Niles, pencils and inks by Kelley Jones, colors by Michelle Madsen, letters by Pat Brosseau
(Click picture to Great Pumpkin-size)

Hey, did you spot the Little Cool Thing...a cameo appearance by the Peanuts gang?

Why does Bruce Wayne dress up as Batman on Halloween? Well, why not? (Also, he's already got the costume.)

Of course, some people just up and steal Batman's idea.

But in the's all worth it. For the kids.

None of which explains, of course, the year Bruce went in drag as Madonna.

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 287

Panels from Thor #358 (August 1985), script, pencils, and inks by Walt Simonson; colors by Christie Scheele; letters by John Workman, Jr.

Scooby-Doo Week, Day 5: Like, Scoob, let's get outta here!


Many panels from one of the greatest crossover comics of all time, The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera #3 [Flintstones Visit the Laff-a-Lympics] (Summer 1978), script by Mark Evanier; art by Scott Shaw!; Dan Spiegle, Frank Smith, Owen Fitzgerald, Tony Strobl, Pete Alvarado, Paul Norris and Joe Prince; colors by Carl Gafford; letters by D. Bruce Berry

Duckburg: Hellmouth (Day 14)

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #664 (January 2006), pencils and inks by William Van Horn, colors by Susan Daigle-Leach

Thursday, October 13, 2011

She’s a mystery to me / She’s a mystery girl

Hey, everybody, let's head on over to ComicsAlliance and look for The Woman in the Red Hood!

No, no, not that one...but the mysterious woman who pops up in every single one of DC's New 52 titles!

Just mosey yourself on over to my pal John's article on ComicsAlliance to tick off every appearance in your comic books. But hey, I bet he didn't find this one in Tiny Titans #44!

You've gotta look at all the DC Comics, John!

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 286

Splash page from Thor #212 (June 1973), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema and Don Perlin, inks by Vince Colletta, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Denise Vladimer

Scooby-Doo Week, Day 4: Zoinks!

Panels from "The Golden Ghost" in Scooby-Doo #6 (August 1978), creators not identified (Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle?)

Today's special bonus: Magilla Spaaaaaaaaace!

Panels from "Big Magilla in Space" in [Hanna-Barbera] Spotlight #4 (May 1979), script by Steve Gerber (writing as Reg Everbest), pencils by Pete Alvarado, inks by Carolyn Lay, colors by Garrett Gafford

Duckburg: Hellmouth (Day 13)

Uncle Scrooge #56 (March 1965), art by Carl Barks

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's not funny because it's true

Here's a comment letter printed in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #119 (July 1999), in the middle of the No Man's Land crossover:

ORLY, Anonymous?

No Batman for this No Man's Land. No Bruce Wayne. Not even a Lex Luthor to rebuild.

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 285

"Volstagg, from Thor," Jack Kirby pencil sketch, reprinted in The Jack Kirby Collector #57 (Summer 2011)

Scooby-Doo Week, Day 3: Let's split up, gang!

from "The Horrible Hound Sound" in Scooby-Doo #1 (Marvel, October 1977), script by Mark Evanier, pencils and inks by Dan Spiegle

Today's special bonus: Undercover Elephant!

from "The Seaside Sneak-Thief" in [Hanna-Barbera] TV Stars #2 (Marvel, October 1978), script by Mark Evanier, pencils by Roman Arambula, inks by Scott Shaw!, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Carol Lay