Saturday, January 17, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode VI: Laugh It Up, Cueball

Panel from Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #24 (October 2014), script by Dan Abnett, pencils and inks by Christian Duce, colors by Alejandro Sanchez, letters by Wes Abbot

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 17: Shoot that lightsaber arrow through my heart

Panel from Star Wars: Dark Times #10 (April 2008), script by Randy Stradley, pencils and inks by Dave Ross, colors by Alex Wald, letters by Michael Heisler

Friday, January 16, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode V: The Phantom Stranger Menace

Panels from The Phantom Stranger (2012 series) #2 (January 2013), script by Dan Didio, pencils by Brent Anderson, "embellishments" by Philip Tan, colors by Ulises Arreola, letters by Travis Lanham

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 16: Well, that'll happen.

Panel from Star Wars (1977 series) #65 (November 1982), co-plot and script by David Michelinie, co-plot and layouts by Walt Simonson, finishes by Tom Palmer, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Joe Rosen

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode IV: May the Fur-ce Be With You

Panel from "The Best Fight Ever!" in Aw Yeah Comics! #2 (June 2013), script by Brad and Theo Meltzer, pencils and inks by Franco Aurelaini, colors by Art Baltazar

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 15: He does have a point

Panels from Star Wars: Infinities: A New Hope #1 (May 2001), script by Chris Warner, pencils by Drew Johnson, inks by Ray Snyder, colors by Dave McCaig, letters by Steve Dutro

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode III: The Carbonite Maneuver

Panel from the Doctor Thirteen story "Architecture & Morality, Part Eight" in Tales of the Unexpected #2 (July 2007); script by Brian Azzarello, pencils and inks by Cliff Chiang, colors by Patricia Mulvihill, letters by Jared K. Fletcher

Today in Comics History Future, January 14, 3010: Original Guardians of the Galaxy return; no one cares because they don't have a talking raccoon and a tree

from Guardians of the Galaxy (2008 series) #25 (June 2010), script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencils by Brad Walker, inks by Andrew Hennessy, colors by Wil Quintana, letters by Joe Caramagna

Please note: January 14 in 3010 is a Sunday. Ya screwed it up again, Guardians.

Also on this day, one thousand years previously: look, they've all got cute new uniforms! Wow, where do you buy a jacket for a tree?

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 14: The Boys* Are Back in Town

Panels from Star Wars (2015 Marvel series) #1 (March 2015), script by Jason Aaron, pencils and inks by John Cassaday, colors by Laura Martin, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

*And the Princess.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode II: The Coiffure Strikes Back

Panel from Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War!: Johnny Bravo one-shot (July 2014); script by Erik Burnham; pencils, inks, and colors by Erica Henderson; letters by Tom B. Long

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 13: OTTERS...IN...SPACE!

My pal Shelly the Little Otter Puppet brought to my attention that, in addition to Giant Green Star Wars Rabbit, the Star Wars Extended Universe (R.I.P.) also contains Giant Star Wars Otters! (They're actually called Selonians, but we won't let that stop us from describing them as Giant Star Wars Otters!)

Panels from (inhale) Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader (exhale) #3 (November 2005), script by Haden Blackman, pencils and inks by Tomas Giorello, colors by Michael Atiyeh, letters by Michael David Thomas

And just like my pal Shelly, they are cute 'n' fuzzy but they will shiv you through the gut just as soon as look at you. Especially if you make a move on their clams.

As far as I can tell, Giant Star Wars Otters only appeared one other time in the comics, in a background scene in Star Wars #23. But nobody really noticed there was a Selonian in that panel.

Panel from "Lucky" in Star Wars Tales #23 (March 2005), script by Rob Williams, pencils by Michel Lacombe, inks by Serge LaPointe and Andrew Pepoy, colors by Wil Glass, letters by Michael Heisler

Gee, I wonder why nobody paid any attention to that that space otter?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Star Wars Cosplay Theater Week, Episode I: The Phantom Tank Menace

All this week over at 13th Dimension it's Star Wars Week, by which I suspect there might be something happening that'll rattle the Force until it's all shook up on Wednesday. Could it be...the release of Jar Jar Binks's new hip-hop album, "Meeso Amorous"? (Dunno, could beeeeeee.)

Anyway, in order to celebrate Star Wars Week, along with my continuing feature 365 Days of Star Wars Comics, let's kick off a week of Star Wars Cosplay Theater, in which your favorite comic book characters try to convince us they were in Star Wars. (You're not fooling anyone, Aquaman.)

Today: the elderly Captain Jeb Stuart swaps radio traffic with none else than Steve Trevor, who tries to engage him in a little Star Wars Cosplay. Unfortunately, even though Jeb is approximately one bajillion years old, he has never seen Star Wars, so the reference is apparently lost on him. Jeez, who doesn't know that bit?!

Panels from the Haunted Tank story "Mettle" in G.I. Combat (2012 series) #5 (December 2012), script by Peter J. Tomasi, pencils and inks by Howard Chaykin, colors by Jesus Aburtov, letters by Rob Leigh

Join us tomorrow for trade negotiations and senatorial treaty discussions! Naw, I'm jus' foolin' ya. Tomorrow: more Star Week Cosplay Theater Wars! Or something like that.

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 12: Tie Fighter

from Darth Vader and Son (April 2012), script and art by Jeffrey Brown

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ten of a Kind #400: Ovaryaction

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Actually, I'm pretty certain I'm not allowed to look at this entire post.

Hey! This is Ten of a Kind #400!

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 11: And then Obi-Wan ripped his arms off

Panels from Star Wars: Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell #1 (December 2000), script by Ryder Windham, pencils by Ramon Bachs, inks by Raul Fernández, colors by Bodhi Tree, letters by Steve Dutro