Friday, February 02, 2018

Grover Groundhog Day 2018: And Now for Something Completely Different

Well, ol' Grover Groundhog didn't see his shadow this morning, because he didn't even appear, and that's because I've momentarily misplaced my Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comics, which is a hard thing to do when they're treasury-sized. Anyway, Grover himself would like to apologize for the inconvenience, so instead he's sending his cross-company cousin from the MGM Cinematic Universe to make an appearance this year. Say hello to the nice people, Mr. Ground Hog!

from the Barney Bear story "Polar Pest" in MGM's Tom & Jerry Winter Fun #5 (Dell, December 1956), creators unknown

Grover himself once again offers his sincere condolences and says look out for him in 2019, if he's not too busy partying with Angel Love again.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

The 1990 2018 Marvel Age Calendar: Two Cents Worth

"The 1990 Marvel Age Calendar: February" from Marvel Age #87 (April 1990); text by Chris Eliopolous and Barry Dutter, art by Ron Zalme, colors by Gergory Wright
(Click picture to Februize)

Monday, January 29, 2018

Comics at Housing Works: I'm sorry, so sorry

Who's got two hooves and sold Marville #1-2 at Housing Works by marking them as "the worst comics Marvel ever made — buy them and laugh at them!" This bull.

covers of Marville #1 and 2 (Marvel, November-December 2002), art by Greg Horn

I notice some copies of Trouble just came in as donations. Let's see if I can pull this off a second time.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Today in Comics History, January 28, 1941: Mystery Science Lincoln 1941 is invented

from The Adventures of Captain America #1 (Marvel, September 1991), script by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Joe Rubinstein, colors by Paul Mounts, letters by Richard Starkings