Saturday, February 18, 2012

Same Story, Different Cover: Shouldn't the one on the left be Black Boltsday?

L: Fantastic Four #59 (February 1967), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott
R: Marvel Triple Action #3 (June 1972), pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta
(Click picture to doomsday-size)

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 49

Panels from World's Finest #308 (October 1984), script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Mark Alexander, colors by Nansi Hoolahan, letters by David Cody Weiss


Friday, February 17, 2012

A laugh at Lois's expense always cheers up my day

Panels from Plop #5 (May-June 1974), pencils and inks by Murphy Anderson

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 48

Panels from Detective Comics v.1 #96 (February 1945), script by Don Cameron, pencils, inks, and letters by Dick Sprang

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"Dear Rich: don't draw this panel. Thanks, Roy."

Emergency Light Content Week™ continues with quite possibly the least necessary superhero panel of all time! If there was a coupon on the other side of this page, you could cut it out and not even ruin the value of the book!

Panel from Fantastic Four #158 (May 1975), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott, colors by Janice Cohen, letters by Joe Rosen

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 47

Alfred Pennyworth and Bruce Wayne (aka Kal-El) in panels from Superman: Speeding Bullets (1993), script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils and inks by Eduardo Barreto, colors by Les Dorscheid

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Biblical Zing!

Panels from Archie's One Way (A Spire Christian Comic) (1973), script, pencils, inks, and letters by Al Hartley

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 46

Panel from Batman: Shadow of the Bat #42 (September 1995), script by Alan Grant; layouts by Liam Sharpe; finished pencils by Joe Staton; inks by Ray McCarthy, Ron Boyd, and Scott Hanna; colors by Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh, letters by Bill Oakley

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Cartoon: A quoi ça sert l'amour?

A quoi ça sert l'amour? (aka Perils of Love) by Louis Clichy,
featuring music by Edith Piaf and Theo Sarapo

Love the song? Buy it here for your sweetie!:

Crazy little Thing called love

Panel from Marvel Two-in-One #92 (October 1982), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Wilson, colors by Don Warfield, letters by Joe Rosen

He hit the jackpot

Peter Parker got a Valentine? Who do you think it came from? Aunt May? Doc Ock? Green Goblin? J. Jonah Jameson?

Guess agwen, true believers!

Luckily, Pete and his giant fingernails already has those little hotdogs wrapped in pastry out, so Gwen doesn't have to wait to nosh. (It's not a real proper party without itty bitty pigs in a blanket.)

I couldn't say no to that question...could you? And more important...does Pete?

Panels from Spider-Man: Blue #6 (April 2003), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Richard Starkings and Wes Abbott


Here's hoping your Valentine's Day winds up just as lovely. And with less of that being-tossed-off-a-bridge thing.

Reggie Mantle: Four Girls, No Waiting

Panel from Archie's Love Scene (1973), script, pencils, inks, and letters by Al Hartley. It's a Spire Christian Comic, so we'll learn on the next page that Reggie should really be reading the Bible.

This Valentine's Day, Johnny finally predicted the future correctly

Panel from Fantastic Four v.1 #160 (July 1975), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Chic Stone, colors by Janice Cohen, letters by Ray Holloway

Me think me not hate you

It is not Febroohairy 41, so Grumpy Bizarro New Year! Be unsure to go today at noon to New York Desert and watch cube rise!

This panel am not from "The Shame of the Bizarro Family!" in Adventure Comics #285 (June 1961), script unwrote by Jerry Siegel, pencils erased by Wayne Boring, uninked by Stan Kaye

On this day, please remember Supergirl and her horse boyfriend

...not to mention the time Superman totally made out with his cousin's lookalike. DC Comics, that's just wrong.

House ad from Teen Titans v.1 #26 (March-April 1970)

Since getting lots of Valentines is more fun that just having one in your little mailbox, stay tuned tonight for V-Day fun and frolics featuring your comics favorites! And if you're not careful, you might love someone before it's done!

Not a horse, though. Please.

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 45

Panels from Nightwing: Alfred's Return one-shot (July 1995), script by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Dick Giordano, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Albert DeGuzman

Monday, February 13, 2012

And now, a holiday message from a Little Stuffed Bull.

Bully drinking Ballantine beer ale

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 44

Panel from The Untold Legend of the Batman #2 (August 1980), script by Len Wein; pencils, inks, and letters by Jim Aparo; inks by Glynis Wein

Much of the back-history of the three-issue limited series The Untold Legend of Batman has been retconned several times over (including the origin of Alfred), but this is one of my favorite Batman mini-series, with great art by John Byrne and Jim Aparo, and deserves to be reprinted in trade paperback or one of those glossy DC Comics Presents comic books. This is one of the single best introductions to The Batman: who He Is and How He Came To Be. C'mon, DC...put it in print again!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 43

Panel from Batman & Robin v.2 #3 (January 2012), script by Peter J. Tomasi, pencils by Patrick Gleason, inks by Mick Gray, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Patrick Brosseau

Today in Comics History: Flash juggles boxes

House ad from Teen Titans #26 (March-April 1970)