Saturday, March 05, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 65: That guy hates J. Jonah Jameson's cheek!

Cover of Web of Spider-Man (2009 series) #9 (August 2010), painted cover by Jelena Djurdjevic

Friday, March 04, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 64: People think that Peter Parker really liked the movie Rashomon, but that's not the way he remembers it.

Hey, it's one of those newfangled Spot the Difference pair of pictures all the kids and grandparents seem to love today! First, memorize this important scene from a classic issue of Ditko-Era Spider-Man:

Panel from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #15 (August 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

Now, compare it to this flashback from a Spider-Man 1980s graphic novel and spot the differences!

Panel from Marvel Graphic Novel: Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives graphic novel (May 1989), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Andy Mushynsky, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Rick Parker

Well, a missing vest, a yellow vest, a misremembered supervillain, an Infantino ceiling, a whiter hairline, a red Swatch, at least two things remain the same: a bar of chocolate probably left over from World War II, and Betty Brant's Joker-inspired grin.

And just what the Sam Scratch is this little knick-knack in 64' JJJ's office supposed to be?

Aieee! That thing's scary. No wonder Peter blanked out most of the memories of that moment.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 63: I honestly and without irony admit I do miss Toyfare

Panels from "Twisted Toyfare Theatre: Walk Like a Man-Wolf" in Toyfare #104 (April 2006); by Pat McCallum, Zach Oat, and Justin Aclin; with Jon Gutierrez, Andrew Kardon, and Chris Ward

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 62: World's tiniest news photos

Panels from Amazing Spider-Man (1963 series) #94 (March 1971), script by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita Sr., inks by Sal Buscema, letters by Artie Simek

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 61: How Peter Parker Got Shot by Organized Crime Thugs

Panels from Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #2 (1980), script by Ralph Macchio, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Petra Goldberg, letters by Joe Rosen

The MAD 1960 2016 calendar for Moronic March!

"The MAD 1960 Calendar: March" from MAD #52 (January 1960), script by Larry Siegel, art by Wally Wood

Monday, February 29, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 60: Cut it out and pin it to your wall! Then throw darts at it.

Panels from Spider-Man: The Jackal Files one-shot (August 1995), script by Todd DeZago, pencils by Joe St. Pierre, inks by Scott Koblish, colors by Gregory Wright

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Today in Comics History, Oscar Night: Jeff picked the wrong week to give up LSD

from "The Star Oscar" in Strange Adventures #220 (DC, September 1969), script by Sid Gerson, pencils and inks by Frank Giacoia

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 59: I would so buy Marvel Team-Up every month if it starred these two characters

Panels from Godzilla #23 (June 1979), script by Doug Moench, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Dan Green, colors by Ben Sean, letters by Irving Watanabe