Saturday, April 21, 2012

Same Story, Different Cover: Emergency Alert! Emergency Alert! Action, and then kissin'!

L: Legion of Super-Heroes v.3 #9 (April 1985), pencils by Steve Lightle and inks by Larry Mahlstedt
R: Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #334 (April 1986), pencils and inks by Steve Lightle
(Click any picture to Blok-size)

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 112

Panel from Detective Comics #328 (June 1964), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Joe Giella

Friday, April 20, 2012

Light Content Week: A rare zing and a hit on Batman

Panels from JLA CLassified #46 (Early January 2008), script by Justin Gray, pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Sean Philips, colors by Allen Passalaqua, letters by Ken Lopez

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 111

Panels from Solo #12 (October 2006), script by Brendan McCarthy and Robbie Morrison, pencils by Brendan McCarthy, inks by Sir Trevor Goring

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Light Content Week: And you're to blame! You give love a bad name!

The true story of how the young Jon Bon Jovi is inspired to write one of his most popular hits!:

Panel from "The Roommate" in Secrets of Sinister House #14 (October 1973), script by Fred Wolfe, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bill Draut

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 110

Panel from "The Secret of Batman's Butler" in Batman v.1 #110 (September 1957), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Stan Kaye, letters by Pat Gordon

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Light Content Week: Business as usual in Smallville

Please excuse me for taking an easy way out and declaring this to be a Light Content Week. There are a number of good reasons why you'll be getting shorter, joke-themed posts all week:

  1. I have to help my pal John with a very important project. (Which means he has a little less time to help me with Comics Oughta Be Fun! It's a bit difficult with hooves and I always appreciate his assistance and fingers.
  2. Blogger Has a New Look! And unlike the old look, which worked poifectly, it's really, really annoying.
  3. I have to practice my interpretive dance for the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies.
  4. Did I mention I hate Blogger's new interface? Yeah. That.
Anyway, here's something that happens only in Smallville! (And certain pre-Crisis parts of Gotham City.)

Panel from Superboy v.1 (March 1957), script by Otto Binder, pencils and inks by John Sikela

Now! Back to wrestling with new Blogger! I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 109

Splash panel from Nightwing #68 (June 2002), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Trevor McCarthy, inks by Rob Stull, colors by Gregory Wright, separations by Digital Chameleon, letters by Willie Schubert

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 108

Panels from Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl one-shot (December 2010), script by Bryan Q. Miller, pencils and inks by Pere Perez, colors by Guy Major, letters by Dave Sharpe

Monday, April 16, 2012

Improving the classics

Art from Batman #32 (December 1945-January 1946), pencils and inks by Dick Sprang
Dialogue from All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder #1-2 (September-November 2005), dialogue by Frank Miller

366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 107

Panels from Batman #616 (August 2003), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Scott Williams, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Richard Starkings

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Today in Comics History, April 15, Tax Day: Hey Batman! (Tax Day Edition)

Hey Batman! I bought about sixteen hundred of your comic books last year and most of 'em weren't any good. What should I do?

from "Secrets of the Batcave: Dinosaur Island" in Batman Chronicles #8 (DC, Spring 1997), script, pencils, and inks by Graham Nolan; colors by Patricia Mulvihill; letters by Albert DeGuzman

Today in Comics History, April 17: On this day, April 17th tragically passed away

from Batman: Noel (November 2011), script, pencils, and inks by Lee Bermejo; colors by Barbara Ciardo; letters by Todd Klein
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Same Story, Different Cover: Wait, that's a show about a talking car. How about Pale Rider?...oh, no, that's a Clint Eastwood movie.

L: Ghost Rider #6 (October 1967), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Vince Colletta
R: Night Rider #6 (August 1975), pencils and inks by Gil Kane
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366 Days with Alfred Pennyworth, Day 106

Cover art for Batman #686 (April 2009), painted by Alex Ross