Saturday, August 10, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 222: As opposed to her being So Raven

A teaser ad for the Most Fun Comic of 2009, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade (2009);
printed in The Family Dynamic* #1 (October 2008)
Ad art by Eric Jones

*The Family Dynamic looks fun too and I'm sorry I missed it at the time.

Today in Comics History, August 10, 1951: Prestigious newspaper buries the day's biggest story on page 13

from "The Strange Story of Tomorrow's Newspaper" in Big Town #10 (DC, October 1951), script by Miriam Hecht, pencils by John Lehti, inks by Bob Lander

Today in Comics History, August 10: London's experimental early-morning whiskey delivery service is not successful

from Hellblazer #178 (DC/Vertigo, January 2003), script by Mike Carey, pencils and inks by Marcelo Frusin, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Clem Robins

Friday, August 09, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 221: The Little and the Big of It

House ad for The Best of DC [DC Blue Ribbon Digest] #2 and Jonah Hex and Other Western Tales [DC Blue Ribbon Digest] #2, (both November-December 1979); printed in Time Warp #1 (October-November 1979)
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino

Today in Comics History, August 9, 1938: Nothing Much Happened Today

from Mighty Marvel Calendar 1980: The Occult World of Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1979)

Last year on this date, good Bully fan Sean McGonegal Twittered:

Sean made a very good point: why didn't I post a "Today in Comics History" for his birthday? And as you can see, I promised him I'd do better this year, upon the name of one of the worst DC characters ever! So here we go, Sean...your birthday happens to be...the date Bucky Barnes entered the Army!

from "Precious Gifts" in Marvel Holiday Special 1991 #1 one-shot (Marvel, 1991), script by Len Kaminski, pencils by Ron Lim, inks by Jim Sanders III, colors by Marie Javins, letters by Roxanne Starr

Ummmm...okay. So as you can see, Sean, Today in Comics History...was something...that I really don't have a joke for.

We'll try again next year.

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 220: Well, that didn't happen

House ad for The Vixen #1 (November 1978, but never published); printed in Batman #304 (October 1978)
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino
Ad art: pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Vince Colletta; from a panel in The Vixen #1

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 219: I grant you this Boone

House ad for Pat Boone (#2?) (November-December 1959); printed in Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman #9 (November 1959)
Ad art by Bob Oksner (?); designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Photo cover of Pat Boone #1 (National Comics, September-October 1959)

To be honest, I prefer Debby.

Today in Comics History, August 7, 1945: Hey Jon Osterman! How'd you get stuck in that atomic acceleration machine?

from Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3 (DC, January 2013), script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and inks by Adam Hughes, colors by Laura Martin, letters by Steve Wands

Today in Comics History, August 7, 1919: First-ever declaration of the phrase "I don't like Mondays."

from "The Man Who Couldn't Be Killed!" in Adventure Into Mystery #8 (Marvel/Atlas, July 1957), pencils and inks by Jimmy Infantino, letters by Joe Letterese

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 218: I demand you bring back Sugar and Spike

House ad for DC Special #1 (October-December 1968) and World's Finest Comics #179 (November 1968); printed in The Atom and Hawkman #39 (October-December 1968)

Comic cover art: DC Special: pencils and inks by Carmine Infantino
World's Finest: Superman and Batman framing figures pencils and inks by Neal Adams; World's Finest #96: pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Stan Kaye, letters by Ira Schnapp; Superman #76: pencils and inks by Win Mortimer

Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino

Monday, August 05, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 217: Read this again knowing what we now know about Dr. Light

House ad for Kobra #5, Teen Titans #44, Detective Comics #465*, Super Friends #1, and Welcome Back Kotter #1 (November 1976);
printed in Detective Comics #465 (November 1976)
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino

Oh, that's not good.

*Whoa...meta, man.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 216: Be Seeing You

House ad for The Prisoner limited series (1988-1989); printed in Young All-Stars #22 (January 1989)
Ad art by Dean Motter

Pages from The Prisoner #1 (October 1988); co-script, pencils, and inks by Dean Motter; co-script by Mark Askwith; colors by David Hornung; letters by Deborah Marks