Saturday, December 06, 2014

Today in Comics History, December 6: Batgirl's crazy for a sharp-dressed man

from "Tall, Dark, Handsome — and Missing!" in Detective Comics #384 (DC, February 1969), script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Today in Comics History, December 2, 1968: I'm just talkin' 'bout Shaft

from Shaft #1 (Dynamite, December 2014), script and letters by David F. Walker, pencils and inks by Bilquis Evely, colors by Daniela Miwa

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today in Comics History, November 30: It is proven that courting couples are just rock-stupid insane

from "Wedding Forecast!" in Wonder Woman (1942 series) #182 (DC, May 1969), writer and artist uncredited and unknown

Archie's Generic Celebrities Month, Day 30: Not Actually Veronica Lodge

Hey, we're at the end of Archie's Generic Celebrities Month! What do you think about that, Reggie Mantle?

Panel from "Teen Paparazzi" in Archie & Friends #116 (April 2008), script by George Gladir, pencils by Fernando Ruiz, inks by Jon D'Agostino, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Jon D'Agostino

Actually, Reggie, no, because to qualify as a Generic Celebrity in Riverdale, you have to have a soundalike name to the original. For example, what happens to Veronica Lodge when her name is misspelled on her driver's license!:

Panels from "A Fishy License" in Betty and Veronica (1987 Series) #106 (December 1996), script by Hal Smith, pencils and inks by Dan DeCarlo, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Bill Yoshida

So pretty much the rest of the story is taken up with the wacky hijinks of Betty chauffeuring Veronica around town and then Ronnie takes her driver's license test again and gets a new license and then here we go:

There you go, folks: Archie's Generic Celebrities Month. i hope you has as good a time as we did with Jangelina Olie, Wuce Brillis, and Cenedibt Bumbercatch. And what about you, Cheryl Blossom?