Saturday, August 01, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 213: Never feed chili to your bantha

Panel from Star Wars (1998 Dark Horse series) #12 (November 1999), script by Timothy Truman, pencils by Al Rio, inks by Mark Heike and Mark Lipka, colors by Dave McCaig, letters by Steve Dutro

Today in Comics and Music History: Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock 'n' Roll

If you are of a certain age your heart will start to race just that li'l bit faster when you click to start the video just below:

Panels from Hip-Hop Family Tree Two-in-One (Free Comic Book Day one-shot) (May 2014); script, pencils, and inks by Ed Piskor

Here's a (very) small assortment of the many music videos I saw for the first time on August 1, 1981, not blinking for several hours:

Sooooooo...I pretty much watched MTV straight through until the debut of The Real World.

If you're wondering about why I'm featuring a music segment on a comics blog...well, here's more excerpts from Ed Piskor's amazing Hip-Hop Family Tree, explaining why fandom for one is similar to the other, in "The Hip-Hop/Comic Book Convention!"

Panels from Hip-Hop Family Tree Two-in-One (Free Comic Book Day one-shot) (May 2014); script, pencils, and inks by Ed Piskor and Tom Scioli

(Seriously, folks, pick up any of the Hip-Hop Family Tree volumes from Fantagraphics. They're absolutely brilliant, and this is from a guy bull who doesn't follow hip-hop culture too closely but still loves a good beat! To sorta underline that, Marvel's announced upcoming hip-hop variant covers:

Anyway! Today, MTV premiered, and if it's only a sad shadow of what it used to be, at least it gave us this. And that's culture.

The 1987 2015 Marvel Age Calendar for Hot August Nights!

August 1987 calendar from the back cover of Marvel Age #56 (November 1987),
script by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Paul Becton
(Click picture to Awesome-August-size!)

Friday, July 31, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 212: Seriously, what is it with Solos and parking their spaceships inside monsters?

Panels from Star Wars: Legacy (2013 series) #3 (May 2013), script by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman; pencils and inks by Gabriel Hardman, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, letters by Michael Heisler

Thursday, July 30, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 211: Jango Unchained

Panels from Star Wars: Jango Fett graphic novel (January 2002); script by Ron Marz; pencils, inks, and colors by Tom Fowler; letters by Dan Jackson

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 210: Well, that's just racist

Panel from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct webcomic #1 (2009), script by by Pablo Hidalgo; art by Thomas Hodges, Grant Gould, Jeffery Carlisle, and/or Daniel Falconer; letters by Grant Gould

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today in Comics History: I don't have a joke for this, but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday, Rudy Vallee!

Panel from "Were You Born in July" in Amazing Man Comics #14 (July 1940), pencils and inks by Joseph A. Kaliff

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 209: Sure, this is sad and everything, Itchy, but we'll never forget those obscene noises you made at Dianne Carroll

Panels from Star Wars: Chewbacca #1 (January 2000), script by Darko Macan, pencils and inks by Igor Kordey, colors by Matthew Paine, letters by Vickie Williams

Monday, July 27, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 208: This scene does not take place in the movie

Cover of Star Wars Weekly (1978 Marvel UK series) #11 (April 19, 1978), artist unknown (Carmine Infantino?)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ten of a Kind: Love is a Battlefield

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Psylocke Psunday: Let the Munn Shine In

Before this here blog o' mine slippedy-slipped into real-life-overload low-content Star Wars/Today in Comics History day-and-night mode, I promised you more about The X-Tinction Agenda featuring Psylocke. And, um, sorry! I don't have it written yet. I kinda think you won't mind, though, because here's some pshotographs of our psurple psychic from the psages of Entertainment Weekly which I'm sure won't mind me reposting them seeing as they didn't extend my subscription the way they were supposed to and instead they just mailing me two copies of each issue. So take it away, Olivia Munn co-starring in X-Men: Apocalypse, coming to a theater near you on May 27, 2016!

Images from Entertainment Weekly (July 24, 2015); image credits: Michael Muller (top); Alan Markfield (bottom)

Also: Mohawk Storm! I'm camping out for tickets already.

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 207: In the Steppes of Central Bespin

Pin-up from Star Wars (1977 Marvel series) #43 (January 1981), pencils and inks by Frank Miller