Saturday, September 13, 2014

Paper Doll Month, Day 13: Marvel really needs to resurrect this feature for Wolverine and Iron Man

"Kathy's Cut-Ups!" and "Look at Liz!" from Kathy #6 (Marvel, August 1960), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Stan Goldberg

Friday, September 12, 2014

Today in Comics History, September 12: Don Blake's cane has a pretty good monthly minutes plan

from Thor: Season One graphic novel (Marvel, October 2013), script by Lilah Sturges, pencils and inks by Pepe Larraz, colors by Wil Quintana, letters by Cory Petit

Paper Doll Month, Day 12: Wait, isn't Tyrolea where Dr. Doom comes from?

"Tillie Cutouts: Tyrolean Outfit" from Four Color #237 [Tillie the Toiler] (July 1949), pencils and inks by Jack Callahan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

At 13th Dimension: Spider-Man's Screwiest Spider-Verses debuts!

Tonight over at 13th Dimension, my pal John begins a series of posts about Spider-Man's Screwiest Spider-Verses...weird and wacky alternate versions of Spider-Man we probably won't be seeing in the new Spider-Verse crossover event (darn it). Although Spider-Verse promises every Spider-Man known to man...I bet pal John's come up with a few more! (I helped.)

Here's a web-slinger we can only hope we'll see: Rick Geary's Spider-Man! Here's a sneak preev:

Page from Spider-Man: Chase for the Blue Tiger (1995), written and illustrated by Rick Geary

Whoa, what the Sam Scratch is that crazy silver coin right in the middle of the page? You'll just have to head over to 13th Dimension for Spider-Man's Screwiest Spider-Verses to find out! A splendid time is guaranteed for all!*

*Guarantee does not apply to Green Goblin.

Paper Doll Month, Day 11: I wish they all could be color paper dolls

"Is This Max... or Mo?" from California Girls #1 (Eclipse, June 1987); script, pencils, inks (and colors?) by Trina Robbins; letters by L. Lois Buhalis
(Click picture to Golden State-size)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I understand it's Internet Slowdown Day and I fully support that

Today in Comics History, September 10, 1919: Riddler does not understand how eBay works

from Detective Comics #707 (DC, March 1997), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Graham Nolan, inks by David Roach, colors by Gloria Vasquez, letters by John Costanza

Paper Doll Month, Day 10: Cutting Mad

"Paper Doll Page" from Mad #28 (July 1956), pencils and inks by Will Elder

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Zen of Batman: Justice

from Batman '66: "The Thirteenth Hat" (February 23, 1966), written by Charles Hoffman, directed by Norman Foster

Today in Comics History, September 9, 1948: A crime happens long before Bruce became Batman, even though he had a comic book in 1948

from "Marital-Bliss Miss" in Detective Comics #380 (DC, October 1968), script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Joe Giella

Paper Doll Month, Day 9: On the newsstand that same month: Fantastic Four #1. But hey, this comic has paper dolls in it

Paper doll pages from Linda Carter, Student Nurse #2 (Marvel, November 1961), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Al Hartley

Monday, September 08, 2014

The New Doctor is a little girl

Panels from Movie Classic #190 [Dr. Who and the Daleks] (December 1966), pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Sal Trapani

So who is Kia Pegg?

Paper Doll Month, Day 8: From a Marvel comic so obscure people have accused me of making it up. As if!

"Hat's 'n' Heels Fashion Match" from Clueless Spring Special one-shot (Marvel, May 1997); art by S.M. Taggart
(Click picture to Sporadicus-size)

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Today in Comics History, September 7: Well, it beats watching a rerun of American Dad

from "Roy Raymond's Greatest Challenge" in Detective Comics #240 (DC, February 1957), pencils and inks by Ruben Moreira

Paper Doll Month, Day 7: Whoa, Blonde Betty (Bam-Ba-Lam)

"Betty's Fashion Page" from Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica #74 (February 1962), pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Rudy Lapick