Saturday, April 16, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 107: Stop Me Before I ¢#@% Again

Admittedly I'm just a little six-year-old stuffed bull who doesn't know many cusswords beyond "darn" and "jeepers," but can you solve the Madlibbian mystery of just what the Sam Scratch is the swear that Jonah is saying here? Seems like any curse you could sub in there just winds up being even more bizarre.

Panels from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #139 (March 1984), script by Cary Burkett, pencils by Brian Postman, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by George Roussos, letters by Diana Albers

Me, I think Jonah is saying "pudding."

Friday, April 15, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 106: And that's why Scarlett Johansson wound up suing the Bugle for invasion of privacy

Panels from Amazing Adventures (1970 series) #3 (November 1970), script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Bill Everett, letters by Artie Simek

Today in Comics History, April 15, 1912: Jughead joins the sixty-two other time travellers on board the Titanic

from "Unstuck in Time!" in Archie Giant Series Magazine #602 [The World of Jughead] (Archie, October 1989), script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Doug Crane, inks by Tom Moore, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Bill Yoshida

"There's no Mr. Jones on our passenger list."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Today in Comics History, April 14: Rebecca Cross bets Jessica Jones her mother won't notice she's missing an entire month

from Alias #11 (Marvel/MAX, September 2002), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by Michael Gaydos, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Richard Starkings and Jason Levine

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 105: Yo, Jo!(nah)

Which do you think is the least likely Marvel comic book for Jolly Jonah to make an appearance in? (Well, besides his appearances in an extended subplot of Popples). What, you don't remember that he was a card-carrying (card written by Larry Hama) member of America's elite fighting force that also included Rocky Balboa, "the boxer who used to punch meat?"

Panels from G. I. Joe, A Real American Hero (1982 Marvel series) #95 (Mid-December 1989), script by Larry Hama, pencils by M.D. Bright, inks by Randy Emberlin, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Rick Parker

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 104: Cereal Killer, qu'est-ce que c'est

Panels from Cap'n Crunch advertisement "Where's the Cap'n Mystery?" in Cloak and Dagger (1985 series) #5 (January 1986), pencils by Ron Frenz

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Today in Comics History History, April 12, 1861: "Buy One, Get Two Free" is invented

from "The War Nobody Wanted to Fight!" in Marines in Battle #20 (Marvel/Atlas, November 1957), pencils and inks by George Tuska

Wow, the November '57 Atlas Implosion was literal.

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 103: 'Um, Jonah, that kinda proves exactly the opposite."

Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #169 (June 1977), pencils by John Romita, Sr., inks by Frank Giacoia

Monday, April 11, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 102 and Today in Comics History, April 11, 1976

from Daredevil #135 (Marvel, July 1976), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Jim Mooney, colors by Michele Wolfman, typeset letters

Sunday, April 10, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 101: What If...Jack Kirby Drew J. Jonah Jameson?

As far as the internet tells me, "The King" never actually drew Jolly Jonah (JJJ doesn't even appear in Fantastic Four until ish #110, just after Kirby left the book). But here's the next best thing: a Kirbyesque portrayal by José Ladrönn, from the pages, of all places...Cable!

Panels from Cable (1993 series) #62 (December 1998); script by Joe Casey; pencils by José Ladrönn; inks by Juan Vlasco, Al Milgrom, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Scott Koblish; colors by Gloria Vasquez; letters by Richard Starkings

If you know of any comic in which Jack Kirby drew J. Jonah Jameson, for gosh sakes, let me know in the comments!