Saturday, December 13, 2014

Another new character from the upcoming Star Wars movie

Don't worry, I'll be back soon!

Today in Comics History, December 13: Batgirl has a hunch

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Today in Comics History, December 12, 2012: Mayans smack that smart-ass smirk off Mr. Peabody's face

from Mr. Peabody and Sherman #1 (IDW, November 2013), script by Sholly Fisch; pencils, inks, and colors by Jorge Monlongo; letters by Tom B. Long

Hey, wasn't it supposed to be December 21?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Today in Comics History, December 7, 1941: Remember Pearl space!

from What If...? (1977 series) #14 (Marvel, April 1979), plot by Gary Friedrich, script by Don Glut, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Pablo Marcos, colors by "D. R. Martin" (a pen-name for various artists), letters by Tom Orzechowski

Welcome to Pearl SPACE! ACE ACE ace ace ace ace Wait, how did we get to this wacky alternative world, where we're outer space superpowers in the year 1941!?? Well, just remember that it's an issue of What If...?, that joint by the Watcher in which he tells you that a tiny change in action or attitude by a Marvel character during a known event in Marvel Universe history can change the future dramatically, fracturing reality and creating a spin-off from this case, Earth-7918, where Nick Fury fought World War II in Outer Space!

So what famous Marvel moment was changed to come up with this wacky world? Did Spider-Man forget to pick up his lunch from Aunt May the day he got bitten by the radioactive spider? Did Bruce Banner develop the cobalt bomb instead of the gamma bomb? Did Mr. Fantastic actually name himself "Dr. Fantabulous?" Nope: t'was ever thus: Marvel superstar Leonardo DaVinci built some stuff, as seen in the turning point of Amazing Renaissance Adventures #18!

So yeah. That happened.