Saturday, July 04, 2015

Today in Comics History, July 4: Happy Birthday, Uncle Sam!

back cover pin-up from Marvel Treasury Special Featuring Captain America's Bicentennial Battles one-shot (Marvel, September 1976), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia (?), letters by Gaspar Saladino


Today in Comics History, July 4: Archie comes back

from Archie #662 (Archie, January 2015), script by Angelo DeCesare, pencils by Pat & Tim Kennedy, inks by Rich Koslowski, colors by Digikore Studios, letters by Jack Morelli

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 185: May the Fourth be With You

Panels from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #4 (January 1984); script by Archie Goodwin; pencils by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon, and Ron Frenz; inks by Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon, and Tom Palmer; colors by Christie Scheele and Bob Sharen; letters by Ed King

Or, should you prefer the "Yub Nub" version:

76 of a Kind: Wavin' Flag

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Friday, July 03, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 184: "Quick, draw the blinds! Pretend we're not home!"

Panels from Star Wars (1977 Marvel series) #78 (December 1983), co-plot and script by David Michelinie, co-plot and inks by Bob Layton, pencils by Luke McDonnell, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Joe Rosen

Thursday, July 02, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 183: Archie's Generic Celebrities in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

I'm still pretty busy picking up all the confetti and streamers from my birthday party yesterday, so in order to catch up, here's a guest submission for 365 Days of Star Wars Comics, sent in by my good pal Mister Mike Sterling. Thanks, Mike! He's sent me a cover that I can only describe as another entry in the long list of Archie's Generic Celebrities: Not Actually Threepio and Artoo!

Cover of Mad House #111 (February 1978), artist uncredited

Thanks again, Mike! A slice of day-old birthday cake is being emailed to you now as we speak! Also: HAPPY MIKE'S GIRLFRIEND'S BIRTHDAY! Bullincidentally.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Today in Comics History, July 1, 1972: Captain Steve Cory totally lies about NASA's "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day"

from Star Trek (2011 series) #34 (IDW, June 2014); script by Mike Johnson;, pencils by Joe Corroney; inks by Joe Corroney, Victor Moya, and Rob Doan, colors by Sakti Yuwomo, letters by Neil Uyetake

Today in Comics History, July 1, 1996: Ted Is Not Sure

from The Dreaming (1996 series) #6 (DC/Vertigo, November 1996); script by Peter Hogan; pencils, inks, and letters by Steve Parkhouse; colors by Daniel Vozzo

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 182: Happy Birthday from the Dark Side

Today's my birthday! So let's have a big galactic-sized party blow-out!

Panels from "Best Birthday Ever" in Star Wars Tales #16 (June 2003); script by Tod C. Parkhill, pencils by Joey Mason, inks by Howard Shum, colors by Joey Mason, letters by Steve Dutro

The 1987 2015 Marvel Age Calendar for Jumpin' July!

July 1987 calendar from the back cover of Marvel Age #55 (October 1987),
script by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Paul Becton
(Click picture to Julyzilla-size!)

"Yo, Juliana Ferriter, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Bully's birthday is on July First too! One of the best little stuffed bulls of all time!"

Bully sketch by Ming Doyle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 181: Do you still get a birthday if you were conceived by the Force?

Hey, tomorrow's my birthday! Don't forget, now!

Panels from "Lunch Break" in Star Wars Tales #16 (June 2003); script, pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Jonathan Adams

Monday, June 29, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 180: It's in holographic form now but Lucas still won't release the original cut

Panels from Star Wars: Legacy (2013 xeries) #12 (February 2014), script by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, pencils and inks by Gabriel Hardman, colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Michael Heisler

Sunday, June 28, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 179: Darth Vader: Tough on starships, tougher on cities

Cover of Star Wars: Rebellion #8 (July 2007), pencils and inks by Luke Ross, colors by Wil Glass