Saturday, November 05, 2011

Same Story, Different Cover: Franklin hates it when his mom shows off his baby comics

L: Fantastic Four Annual #6 (November 1968), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott
R: Giant-Size Sue Storm Fantastic Four #6 (October 1975), pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Joe Sinnott

(Click picture to third trimester-size)

1968? For Pete's sake, Franklin, you're forty-three this year! Move out from Mom and Dad's, will ya, already! You can't hang out in the Baxter Building basement, whoever cool you've made it into your "pad," playing video games and eating Cheet-Os for the rest of your life. Get a job, you bum.

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 309

Panel 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

Saturday Afternoon Cartoon: Batman Meets Space Ghost!

Space Ghost and Batman in "The Space Safari" from Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2011)

Stan Lee Saturdays #16: That boy needs therapy

Panel from "Liltin' Limericks" in Not Brand Echh #13 (May 1969),
script by Roy Thomas and Phil Seuling, pencils and inks by Tom Sutton

Friday, November 04, 2011

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 308

Panel from Thor #140 (May 1967), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Vince Colletta, letters by Sam Rosen

Thursday, November 03, 2011


Everybody's talking at me. I don't hear a word they're saying, only the echoes of my mind about all the fantastic back-matter in the X-Men: Regenesis books. So much promotion to cover the story in which Kitty finally gets her Sega Game System back from the repair shop! Oh, wait, I've made another one of my silly mistakes.

I love "behind the scenes" documents and back-up info of how the Marvel Universe works, which may explain why I have every copy of all forty-seven editions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. But I'm still not buying that theory that Scott Summers' head is a gateway to a red energy dimension. So I'm loving the back-up documents showing the breakdown of the new X-Teams (altho, guys? Putting the word "Extinction" in your team classification is just asking for dramatic irony). I especially loved the brochure of Wolverine's newly rebranded Jean Grey School for Higher Living and Occasional Resurrection that appeared in this week's Wolverine and the X-Men #1. ComicsAlliance has the online exclusive on this so I've reproduced it to the right so small you can't actually read it. Frustrated? Why, just click on the picture and you can zip over to ComicsAlliance and see it in all its embiggened glory there. See: everybody wins!

What I will show y'all here is Wolverine's first attempt at writing a class syllabus from waaaaay back when Xavier's had just opened its doors to more students than just the X-Men and the New Mutants, a cool idea initiated in the first X-Men film and integrated into Grant Morrison's New X-Men. You may claim it appeared in Wizard magazine (hey, remember that?) and therefore isn't canon, but I argue that any class in which part of your curriculum is the first Rambo book surely must be authentic Wolverine. Check it out and revise your semester courses accordingly!

from Wizard Special Edition: X-Men (2002), written by Tom Root

I'd definitely take this course and sign up for the second semester: Advanced Field Survival 506, in which the Hulk rips us all in half and then we have to wait three and a half years to find out what happens next!

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 307

Panel from Thor #198 (April 1972), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta, letters by John Costanza

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 306

Photograph of Warriors Three cosplayers at Wonder Con 2011 by Rich ("Earthdog")

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Gone on a sea cruise

Well, not really. I'm just a little run down from posting all those pictures yesterday (also, eating all that candy), so I'm going to take a wee few days off. But The Warriors Three never take vacations (not since that disastrous Spring Break in Cabo), so they'll be here each day to amuse, edify, and entertain you. Please pay no attention to the grumblings that they have to work while I don't.

I'll be back this weekend, November 5th, with Stan Lee, LOL Sundays, Ten of a Kind and all the usual features! Until then, be good and be good to each other, friends!

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 305

Volstagg celebrates the Day of the Dead by fighting Mephisto! Well, who wouldn't?

Panel from Thor #181 (October 1970), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek

Monday, October 31, 2011

And in Halloween conclusion: never ignore that marvelous pig

Panels from "This One'll Scare You To Death!" in House of Mystery #225 (June-July 1974), story idea by David Kasakove, script by George Kashdan, pencils and inks by E. R. Cruz

If someone asks you out to see Skull-Face...

Panels from "Skull-Face" (yeah, I know that title comes as a surprise) from Mystery Tales #6 (December 1952), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Tony DiPreta

Camp it Up as Cap!

Ad from Marvel Comics cover-dated October 1975

Ad from DC Comics cover-dated December 1976

A Very Super Hero Squad Halloween Special

Panel from Marvel Super Hero Squad v.2 #10 (December 2010), script by Todd Dezago, pencils and inks by Dario Brizuela, colors by Sotocolor, letters by Dave Sharpe

It's Skull-Face in my apartment!

Never let the Grandson of the Demon pick out your Halloween costume

Supergirl and Damian Wayne go trick or treating!

Panel from Superman/Batman #77 (December 2010), script by Joshua Williamson, pencils by Ale Garza, inks by Oliver Nome, colors by Pete Pantazis, letters by Steve Wands

An idea that'll make the whole world Skull-Face conscious

Read some comics tonight and raise some Cain!

House ad from DC Comics cover-dated March-April 1977

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 304

Panel from Thor #276 (October 1978), script by Roy Thomas, breakdowns by John Buscema, finishes by Tom Palmer, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Joe Rosen

Where's Waldo? Also: cheap-ass costume, Bruce.

Can you find all that comic book, cartoon, literary and otherwise fictional characters that Gothamites have come dressed as? (Make with the clickety-click to look closer!) Also, can you find my mom?

Two-page spread from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special [Choices] one-shot (December 1993), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Greg Wright, letters by Todd Klein
(Click picture to Harrison Ford-size)

Don't miss it: Skull-Face!

Halloween Separated at Birth: Donald Doesn't Know Which Witch is Witch

Top: Donald Duck #26 (November 1952), pencils and inks by Carl Barks
Bottom: Halloween in Duckburg (1973), oil painting by Carl Barks

(Click picture to Disney-size)

Look! Up in the sky! Skull-Face!

Have a Gwen-Tossin' Halloween!

Splash page from "Happy Halloween from the Green Goblin" in Spidey Super Stories #48 (September 1980), script by Michael Siporin, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Mike Esposito,

Maybe it's Maybelline

Panel from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #157 (September 2002), script by Dwayne McDuffie, pencils by Val Semeiks, inks by Dan Green, colors by James Sinclair, separations by Digital Chameleon letters by Kurt Hathaway

Batgirl's Halloween Goes Locas

Panel from Batman Adventures v.1 #12 (September 1993), script by Kelley Puckett, pencils by Mike Parobeck, inks by Rick Burchett, colors by Rick Taylor, letters by Tim Harkins

Skull-Face: Don't Miss It!

On Halloween, Superman enjoys spending time with the first Biblical fratricidist

Panels from DC Comics Presents #53 (January 1983), script by Dan Mishkin, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Tony DeZuniga, colors by Gene D'Angelo, letters by John Costanza

Now this guy knows how to celebrate Halloween

Two-page spread from Batman: Ghosts: A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special one-shot (1995), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Todd Klein
(Click picture to I got a rock-size)

Watch for Skull-Face!

Riddle me this, Batman?

Q: What's more scary than Evil Riddler Mask?

A: All-day Halloween madness right here on Comics Oughta Be Spooky! Stay tuned, pumpkin!

Duckburg: Hellmouth (Day 31)

Walt Disney's Donald Duck one-shot (Fantagraphics, October 2011), cover art by Carl Barks

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ten of a Kind: Halloween drives me bats

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

365 Days with the Warriors Three, Day 303

Panel from Thor #180 (September 1970), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Sam Rosen

LOL Sundays #15: I'm wondering where the lions are

Page from Batman: Gotham Adventures #34 (March 2001), script by Scott Peterson, pencils by Tim Levins, inks by Terry Beatty, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Tim Harkins