Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Today in Comics History, May 23, 1983 and 2001: Bad News, Good News

There are newspapers! Of course there are. Well, let's read the terrible headline first:

from Back to the Future: Biff to the Future #5 (IDW, June 2017), story and script by Bob Gale and Derek Fridolfs, pencils by Alan Robinson, inks by Alan Robinson and Jaime Castro, colors by Maria Santaolalla, letter by Shawn Lee

GREAT SCOTT! How's Doc Brown gonna get out of this one? Oh! (sees there is one issue left) Well, it's not like a comic book ever served up a cliffhanger before, but I'll wait and see.

Meanwhile, here's the good news, or at least the puff piece. Really, was it that newsless in Metropolis on that day, Perry?

from Wonder Woman (1987 series) #170 (July 2001), script by Phil Jimenez and Joe Kelly, pencils by Phil Jimenez, inks by Andy Lanning, colors by Patricia Mulvihill, color separations by Heroic Age, letters by Comicraft

Geez, why doncha marry her, Lois?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Today in Comics History, May 22, 1948: Clint and Barney Barton Go Bad

from "The Barton Brothers!" in Star-Spangled Comics #86 (DC, November 1948), script by Bill Finger (?), pencils and inks by Jim Mooney, letters by Ira Schnapp

Now Robin, there was a boy! Wouldn't you agree, Nat "King" Cole?

"Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole (Capitol, 1947), written by eden ahbez

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Today in Comics History, May 20, 1775: The JLA claims North Carolina through the cunning use of flags

North Carolina variant cover of Justice League of America (2013 series) #1 (DC, April 2013), pencils and inks by David Finch

Déjà vu?