Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 25: Well, that all worked out well in the end!



Panels from Superman Annual (1960 series) #11 (1985); script by Alan Moore; pencils, inks, and letters by Dave Gibbons; colors by Tom Ziuko

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 177 and Today in JJJ History: June 25, 2004

Continued from yesterday: the court case of Spider-Man v. Daily Bugle!


from She-Hulk (2004 series) #4 (Marvel, August 2004), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, inks by Marcelo Sosa, colors by Chris Chuckry, letters by Dave Sharpe

Yep, that's Peter Parker's popular book of photos of Spider-Man, Webs, which was a major plot point throughout the Spider-titles in the summer of '88. And, according to ol' Pete, it's still selling for the original list price! Do you absolutely swear to that, Peter? Remember: you're under oath!


from "All the World's a Stage" in The Many Loves of the Amazing Spider-Man one-shot (Marvel, July 2010), script by Roger Stern, pencils by Ron Frenz, inks by Victor Olazaba, colors by Andrew Dalhouse, letters by Dave Sharpe

Oh, it's been remaindered. Whoops! Sic transit gloria monday an' all that, Peter.

Besides, it's not like anyone else at the Daily Bugle ever wrote and published a book, is it?


from The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 series) #259 (Marvel, July 1998), co-plot by Roger Stern, co-plot and script by Green Greenberg, pencils by Luke Ross, inks by Al Milgrom, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Richard Starkings and Liz Agraphiotis

NOW CUT THAT OUT, COMICS

(Oh! And there's JJJ in the last panel. Just like it says on the tin.)

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 24: And on that day, Batman had the idea of building a giant statue of his parents



Panels from The Brave and the Bold #190 (September 1982); script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Sal Trapani, colors by Gene D'Angelo, letters by Milt Snapinn

Today in Comics History, June 24: The meds finally kick in on Garrison Keillor


from Sex Criminals* #11 (Image, June 2015); script by Matt Fraction; pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Chip Zdarsky

* I am still not s'pposed to read this comic.

School's out forever!


Back cover subscription ad from Spidey Super Stories #12 (September 1975), pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Irving Watanabe (?)


Today in Comics History, June 24, 1984: The New York State penal system just throws its hands up in the air said says "Eh, whatever."


from "Memory Lane!" in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #4 (Marvel, November 1984), script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Kerry Gammill, inks by Carlos Garzon, colors by George Roussos, letters by Janice Chiang

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 176: J. Jonah Jameson will not help you deal with the death of Gwen Stacy


Panel from Marvel Team-Up #12 (August 1973), plot by Gerry Conway, script in Len Wein, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Don Perlin, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by Charlotte Jetter

Today in Comics History, June 24, 2004: Marvel Studios begins filming the competitor to Batman v. Superman


from She-Hulk (2004 series) #4 (August 2004), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, inks by Marcelo Sosa, colors by Chris Chuckry, letters by Dave Sharpe

Today in Comics History, June 24, 1983: Chris Sims arrives in Gotham City and they immediately misspell his name


from Batman Special #1 one-shot (June 1984), script by Mike Barr, pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by Todd Klein

Today in Comics History, June 24: Roger Miller is 50% done writing the title of his newest single


from Sex Criminals* #11 (Image, June 2015); script by Matt Fraction; pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Chip Zdarsky



"Dang Me," written and performed by Roger Miller, on American Bandstand (July 11, 1964)

* I am not s'pposed to read this comic.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 23: Batman gets pretty distracted by his dream sequence



Panels from Batman: Bride of the Demon graphic novel (1990); script by Mike W. Barr, pencils and inks by Tom Grindberg, colors by Eva Grindberg, letters by Gaspar Saladino

Today in Comics History, June 23: Only three more shopping days until Crime Alleymas


from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (DC/IDW, June 2016), script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Freddie Williams II, colors by Jeremy Colwell, letters by Tom Napolitano

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 175: Surely there is no context that can help you here


Panels from Spider-Man: Back in Quack one-shot (November 2010), script by Stuart Moore, pencils by Mark Brooks, inks by Walden Wong, colors by Andres Moss, letters by Clayton Cowles

Today in Comics History, June 23, 2004: She-Hulk gets a mani-pedi from X-23


from She-Hulk (2004 series) #4 (Marvel, August 2004), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, inks by Marcelo Sosa, colors by Chris Chuckry, letters by Dave Sharpe

Today in Comics History, June 23, 2004: Gwen Stacy still doesn't know how to use email


from Amazing Spider-Man #509 (Marvel, August 2004), script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by Mike Deodato, Jr., inks by Joe Pimentel, colors by Matt Milla, letters by Cory Petit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 22: Batman needs a montage



Panels from Detective Comics #471 (August 1977); script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Marshall Rogers, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by John Workman

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 174: DESTROY!!


Panels from Spider-Man (1990 series) #98 (December 1998), script by Howard Mackie, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings and Liz Agraphiotis

Just for fun, I like to imagine Jonah shouting that something like this:


Splash page from Destroy!! one-shot (November 1986); script, pencils, and inks by Scott McCloud, letters by Bob Lappan

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 21: Bruce's Parents Are Killed by The Crisis '76



Panels from The Legion (2001 series) #29 (March 2004); script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencils by Chris Batista, inks by Chip Wallace and Robin Riggs, colors by Sno Cone, letters by Rob Leigh

Today in Comics History, June 21, First Day of Summer: Here's your big summer annual crossover.


from Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1 one-shot (DC, September 1992), plot and pencils by Keith Giffen, script by Robert Loren Fleming, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by John Costanza

Today in Comics History, June 21, First Day of Summer: Homer is not ready to go camping


from "The Winter of Our Discount Tent" in The Simpsons Winter Wingding #10 (Bongo, November 2015), script by Ian Boothby, pencils by Phil Ortiz, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Alan Hellard, letters by Karen Bates

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 173: Meanwhile, at the bright blue headquarters of private detective Simon Stroud, apparently located deep within rural Manhattan


Panels from Marvel Premiere #45 [Man-Wolf] (December 1978), script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by George Pérez, inks by Frank Giacoia, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Diana Albers

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 20: Batman is haunted from beyond the grave by his beard



Panels from Batman Annual (2012 series) #4 (November 2015); script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Roge Antonio, colors by Dave McCaig, letters by Steve Wands

Today in Comics History, June 20, 2015: Blur play "There's No Other Way"


from "Blurred" in Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 (Image, August 2015); script by Kieron Gillen; pencils, inks, and letters by Clayton Cowles; colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick

See? Told ya.

Hey, here they are again!


"There's No Other Way" by Blur (Food, April 1991); written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree; music video directed by David Balfe

Thanks, Blur! We'll see you next June 20th. Or, next week in the discount bin at FYE.

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 172: Maximum PWNage



Panels from Spider-Man Unlimited #21 (August 1998), script by Christopher Golden, pencils by Mike Deodato, Jr., inks by Joe Pimentel, colors by John Kalisz, letters by Jack Morelli

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Month of... There Is No Hope in Crime Alley, Night 19: The night Joe Chill ran in spirals



Panels from Batman Adventures (2003 series) #17 (October 2004); script by Ty Templeton, pencils by Rick Burchett, inks by Terry Beatty, colors by Heroic Age, letters by Pat Brosseau

Today in Comics History, June 19: Only seven more shopping days until Crime Alleymas


from Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (DC, February 2016), script by James Tynion IV, pencils and inks by Freddie Williams II, colors by Jeremy Colwell, letters by Tom Napolitano

Hey, what's this Intimidator suit that is being referenced oh-so-casually in the middle panel? Could it possibly be a hybrid Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle armored suit, by any chance?

Eh, probably not.

(Stay tuned!)

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 171: Bad Wolf

Hey, Happy Father's Day, Jonah!


Panels from Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #3 (1981), script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Jim Sherman, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Diana Albers