Saturday, February 20, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 51: Guess who's coming to Avengers Tower

Hey, remember when I described and then illustrated the storytelling term "Doodley Doodley Doodley" by defining it as
Doodley Doodley Doodley (noun): a cinematic technique used to set up an extremely unlikely situation that a character protests, followed by a smash cut to the character doing exactly that thing.

Panels from New Avengers #15 (March 2006), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by Frank Cho, colors by Jason Keith, letters by Richard Starkings and Albert Deschesne

doodley doodley doodley

Friday, February 19, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 50: Previously, on E.R....

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #72 (May 1969), plot and layouts by John Buscema, script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, inks by Jim Mooney, letters by Sam Rosen

Thursday, February 18, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 49: Peter Parker Picks a Peck of Puberty

Jolly Jonah Jameson has "invited" amazing Peter Parker and sassy Gwen Stacy to accompany him to the Savage Land for a circulation-boosting story on the Earth-616's real-life Jurassic Park! So what's the purpose of this trip, aside from getting Gil Kane to draw some dandy dinosaurs? Well, Peter Parker's gonna take photographs...

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man #103 (December 1971), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia, letters by Artie Simek

..and Gwen Stacy's gonna


Please note that a more modern Marvel Ms., Jessica Jones, turned down the a very similar sort of adventure. Aw. But even she knows the cause-and-effect that has become such a popular trope in the Marvel Universe referring to what we what happened to Gwen not that long afterwards. Probably a smart decision, Jessica.

Panels from Alias #24 (September 2003), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by Michael Gaydos, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Cory Petit

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 48: The Jonah, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

Panels from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #110 (May 1971), script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Mike Stevens

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 47: Yes, doing this feature has made me read even Darkhawk

Panels from Darkhawk #19 (September 1992); script by Danny Fingeroth; pencils by Mike Manley;, inks by Mike Manley, John Heebink, and Aaron McClellan; colors by Kevin Tinsley; letters by Bill Oakley

Monday, February 15, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 46: Spider-Man is now legally free to enter any women's shower room in Manhattan

Panels from "Lock and/or Key, Part 1" in Amazing Spider-Man (1963/1999 series) #652 (March 2011), script by Fred Van Lente, pencils by Reilly Brown, inks by Victor Olazaba, colors by Andres Mossa, letters by Joe Caramagna

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Today in Comics History: Peter Parker forgets to buy Gwen Stacy a Valentine's Day present; warps time and space to fix it

Panels from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #10 (June 1973), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Frank Giacoia, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Charlotte Jetter

Today in Comics History: The day that Harry Osborn winds up smelling like Eau de Spider

Happy Valentine's Day! May all your Valentine's be from your Gwen Stacy and none of them from your Flash Thompson.

Panel from Spider-Man: Blue #6 (April 2003), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Steve Buccellato, letters by Richard Starkings and Wes Abbott

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 45: And if you can't be with the one you love, Spidey, love the one you're with

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! Be sure to give a big kiss to your favorite person in the world!

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 (December 1984), plot by Tom DeFalco, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Bob Layton and Jackson Guice, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Joe Rosen


Today in Comics History: Bizarro say "Me hate you, give me box of nasty chocolate."

Panel from "The Shame of the Bizarro Family!" in Adventure Comics #285 (June 1961), script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye

Valentine's Day Cards for the Vexingly Dedicated Comics-addict

If'n you're like me, you're panicking because you forgot to buy your sweetie, special someone, or significant otter a Valentine's card. Too late? Not with these handy-dandy all-purpose cheese-and-onion flavoured Valentine's Day cards courtesy of me an' Irving Forbush! And it's so easy: simply photograph your computer screen, transfer the digital image to your computer, crop and color-correct the digital files, print them out on your color printer, trim them properly and then scan them on your scanner, then just print 'em, cut 'em out, fold 'em, and give 'em to your special somebody! It couldn't be easier!

Or, you could just give 'em a half a box of chocolate, which is what I usually do. "Sorry," I say. "I got hungry on the way."

"Valentines" from Not Brand Echh #13 (May 1969), script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Ronn Foss, inks by John Verpoorten, letters by Herb Cooper