Saturday, December 03, 2016

From the 1970s Recipe Cards of Mama Bull: Saucy Twist Pork Dish

If you're in the mood for a Crock-Pot® full o' cheesy, tomatoey, macaroniesque undercooked pork products, boy, has Mama Bull got the dish for you:

It's Saucy Twist Pork Dish, and there's a lot of it. And it's in every popular 1970s shade: Harvest Gold, Avocado, and Rose. Yes, if you liked Mad Men, you'll love this...pot o' pork. Because when you think about pigs, you automatically think...corkscrew-shaped pasta.

From my extensive research into the 1970s Recipe Cards of Mama Bull, it was illegal to cook something without a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup.

This recipe serves a family of four to six, or two hobos.

Today in Comics History, First Saturday in December: Muggsy and pal finally have their romantic dinner date

"Casey the Cop" from Detective Comics #265 (DC, March 1959); script, pencils, inks, and letters by Henry Boltinoff

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 338: Jonah's best appearance in videogames since "Paperboy"

There's been plenty of Spider-Man games, and J. Jonah Jameson has been in some of them. But they haven't always done his distinctive personality any justice.

Luckily, for all your J. Jonah Jamesoning hand-held computer gaming action we now have Avengers Academy, a game for your cell phone, pad device, internet-equipped blender, or the robot in your life (attention Vision: that's just a little holiday gift hint for the lovely wife Virginia). Avengers Academy places the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, all suitably teen-aged, into a high-school level boarding school where they learn battle techniques, study books of knowledge in a very crowded library, play pool one at a time against each other, and even get down on the dance floor. Also: there is quite a bit of funny dialogue between the characters and NPCs, like AA-JJJ:

Here's an extended bit between Avengers Academy MVP Wasp and our favorite cranky newspaperman:

So remember: you may be paying for extra bits in your freemium game, but you get all this J. Jonah Jameson content for free!

Friday, December 02, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 337: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

from Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Marvel, July 1964), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

Thursday, December 01, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 336: Robbie finally figures out JJJ is the Vulture

Panels from Peter Parker: Spider-Man (199 series) #23 (November 2000), script by Paul Jenkins, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks by Dan Green and Rodney Ramos, colors by Joe Rosas, letters by Troy Peteri

The MAD 1960 2016 calendar for Disgusting December!

"The MAD 1960 Calendar: December" from MAD #52 (January 1960), script by Larry Siegel, art by Bob Clarke

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 335: A Great Metropolitan Newspaper

"Hembeck" from Marvel Age #130 (November 1993); script, pencils, inks, colors and letters by Fred Hembeck

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 334: Please return your Hulk to his original upright position

Whoa, the Hulk is attacking JFK Airport! Let's hope he stays away from the fabulous Terminal 5, featuring an actual Muji store!

Panels from The Incredible Hulk (1968 series) #152 (June 1972), script by Gary Friedrich and Steve Englehart, pencils by Herb Trimpe and Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia, colors by Mimi Gold, letters by Artie Simek

Good thing he brought Peter Parker, ace photographer, with him to take photos of...oh.

Panels from The Incredible Hulk (1968 series) #153 (July 1972), script by Roy Thomas and Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers and Herb Trimpe, inks by John Severin, colors by Michele Wolfman, letters by Jean Izzo

Monday, November 28, 2016

Separated at Birth: Get Well Soon

Left: Marvel Two-in-One (1974 series) #96 (February 1983); layouts by Ed Hannigan, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia
Right: Silver Surfer (2016 series) #4 (July 2016); pencils and inks by Michael Allred, colors by Laura Allred
(Click picture to Man-Size-Kleenex-size)

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 333: With Great Power There Must Come Great Jerkiness

from Startling Stories: The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man one-shot (Marvel, June 2002); script, pencils, inks, and letters by Peter Bagge; colors by Laura Allred

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ten of a Kind: I've Been Framed

(More Ten of a Kind here.)

Today in Comics History: Marty McFly plays a baby game

from Back to the Future (2015 series) #4 (IDW, January 2016), script by John Barber and Bob Gale, pencils and inks by Ryan Browne, colors by Jay Fotos, letters by Shawn Lee

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 332: You see, Journalism? This is all we're asking for... hold off the bad guys just long enough so that Spider-Man can leap through the window and punch him in the mouth!

Panels from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #122 (October 1982), script by J. M. Dematteis, pencils by Kerry Gammill, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Diana Albers

(Also, to uphold truth, responsibility, and justice, but hey, whatever you can do that won't paint you as a historical collaborator is okay.)