Saturday, January 05, 2019

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 5: "But it's my only line!"

Panels from Fantastic Four (2018) #3 (January 2019), script by Dan Slott, pencils and inks by Sara Pichelli and Nico Leon, colors by Marte Gracia, letters by Joe Caramagna

Friday, January 04, 2019

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 4: Waiting for the verdict

Panels from Civil War II: The Accused one-shot (October 2016), script by Marc Guggenheim, art by Ramon Bachs and Garry Brown, colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Clayton Cowles

Thursday, January 03, 2019

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 3: Not the guy who makes rice

Panels from The Amazing Spider-Man (2014 series) #13 (March 2015), script by Dan Slott, pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inks by Cam Smith, colors by Justin Ponsor, letters by Chris Eliopoulis

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Today in Comics History, January 2: Alfred tunes into the Incredibly Plot-Specific Channel

from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #66 (DC, December 1994), script by J.M. DeMatteis, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Steve Mitchell, colors by Digital Chameleon, letters by Willie Schubert

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 2: It's a black-and-white situation

Panels from "In the Beginning —" in The Spectacular Spider-Man (1968 magazine series) #1 (July 1968), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Bill Everett, letters by Artie Simek

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

The Adventures of Bully: Here we go again

Well, one down, three hundred sixty-four to go. And I hope you survive the experience.

Goodnight an' Happy New Year.

Stuff Bully Got: Comic books from Escape Pod Comics

On this fresh bright New Year's Day, we drove out to Huntington on Long Island to visit Pal Menachem Luchins's excellent shop Escape Pod Comics! I bought a buncha backissues at from his always-excellent selection, and virtually all of these will be later donated to Housing Works Bookstore and Café (where I volunteer) when I've finished reading them. I'll let you know when they're up for re-sale!

Menachem stocks a great selection of new comics and graphic novels, but I really love his huge back issue room! i could spend hours and hours in here lookin' for stuff (and I tried to, but eventually John and Randi said we had to go. Boo!)

I bought myself some books too!

So my point, and I do have one, is to git yerself (in my cowboy voice) out to Huntington, New York, and to Escape Pod Comics! Tell Menachem a li'l stuffed bull sent you! He'll say "Which one?"

Today in Comics History, January 1, 1900 and 1945, New Year's Day: Axel Brass and Jenny Sparks vie for control of the maternity ward

from Planetary #1 (WildStorm, April 1999), script by Warren Ellis, pencils and inks by John Cassaday, colors by Laura Depuy, letters by Bill O'Neil

Today in Comics History, 2019: The most accurate prediction of 2019 ever made in 1976

from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #45 (Marvel, May 1976), script by Bill Mantlo, breakdowns by Sal Buscema, figure finishes by Mike Esposito, background finishes by Dave Hunt, colors by George Roussos, letters by Jean Izzo

Today in Comics History, 2019: Bishop decides to settle down and just enjoy himself in the present day

from Cable (2008 series) #2 (Marvel, June 2008), script by Duane Swierczynski, painted art by Ariel Olivetti, letters by Joe Caramagna

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 1: There must come

Final panel from "Spider-Man!" in Amazing Fantasy (1962 series) #15 (September 1962), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek