Saturday, March 07, 2020

Today in Comics History, March 7, 20XX: Bruce Wayne points a gun directly at us, the readers

from Batman (2016 series) #47 (DC, July 2018); script by Tom King; pencils by Tony S. Daniel; inks by Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki, and Sandu Florea; colors by Tomeu Morey; letters by Clayton Cowles

Now here's the thing...

from Fantastic Four (1961 series) #51 (Marvel, June 1966), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek

...Bruce is telling Booster to take him back to the night of his parents' murder. Since when did that become March 7? It has always been June 26 until this story, and I refuse to change my mind and calendar on that unassailable fact!

(Durn Flashpoint!)

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 67: Get out your crayons and draw the dots inside Spider-Man's eyeholes

Panels from "The Date" in Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Clan #1 (January 2007), script by Marc Andreyko, pencils and inks by Jill Thompson, letters by Mike Higgins

The always-essential Grand Comics Database has perhaps the single greatest synopsis of a Spider-Man story for this one: "Pete ditches a chance to hang out with the cool kids at school to visit Uncle Ben's grave with Aunt May." Oh, geez, Petey, never stop bein' you, ya crazy nut.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Comics at Housing Works: Surprises Galore! (plus the 30% off sale this weekend!)

Now I can finally tell you the special surprise I hinted at yesterday: over at Housing Works Bookstore and Café, I've put together a full table of comics bricks and packs! I've been gathering sets and complete runs for you to buy in one convenient package! Check it out — lotsa cool stuff at dynamite (and Marvel, and DC, and Dark Horse) prices!

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 66: Now that is America's ass

Panels from Secret War #3 (October 2004), script by Brian Michael Bendis, painted art by Gabriele Dell'Otto, letter by Cory Petit

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Fun with Comics: Pop Culture References No Millennial Will Get

From the mighty Comics Cave at Housing Works, I bring you this retro comic that's so of its time i experienced the '70s all over again!:

from Betty and Me #79 (Archie, October 1976), pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino


365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 65: And that's when Matt Murdock walked in and slapped him with a copyright lawsuit.

Panels from "Great Responsibility" in Red Goblin: Red Death one-shot (December 2019); script by Rob Fee; pencils, inks, and colors by Pete Woods; letters by Joe Sabino

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Bully Eats Food: One small bedtime snack

Okay, goin' to bed for real this time.

After a snack.

Stuff Bully Got: Dollar comics at Book-Off!

I went in to Manhattan today and got a stack o' dollar comics at Book-Off on West 45th Street. And here is physical proof!

The Adventures of Bully: The waiting room is the hardest part

1. In the doctor's waiting room

2. What's this nonsense

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 64: With great power comes lotsa crosshatching

Panels from The New Mutants (1983 series) #89 (May 1990), script by Louise Simonson, pencils by Rob Liefeld, inks by Hilary Barta, colors by Brad Vancata, letters by Joe Rosen

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 63: Nobody's taking that bait anymore, Spider-Man

Panels from Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017 series) #1 (August 2017), script byC hip Zdarsky, pencils and inks by Goran Parlov, colors by Nathan Fairbairn, letters by Travis Lanham

Monday, March 02, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 62: "Good thing I paused to remember my famous origin story."

Panels from Marvel Team-Up (1972 series) #108 (August 1981), plot by Tom DeFalco, script by David Michelinie, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Janice Chiang

Answer to the alt-text question: Yes he was.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 61: First appearance, Chibi Uncle Ben

Panel from Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #10 (March 2013), script by Brian Clevinger, pencils by Ramon Bachs, inks by Raul Fonts, colors by Pete Pantazis, letters by Joe Caramagna

The 1992 2020 Marvel Age Calendar: In March the wind blows down the door / I think that I'm gonna blame Thor

"The 1992 Marvel Age Calendar: March" from Marvel Age #111 (April 1992);
by Mike Lackey and Darren Auck
(Click picture to Slug-size)