Saturday, March 14, 2020

Today in Comics History, March 14: Harley Quinn switches from puddin' to Jell-O


cover of Heroes in Crisis #8 (June 2019), art by Ryan Sook

Today in Comics History, March 14: And in another three or four more issues Bendis might actually finish this scene

Born Adopted on this day: Naomi McDuffie aka Powerhouse!


from Naomi #1 (March 2019); script by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker; pencils, inks, and colors by Jamal Campbell; letters by Josh Reed


from Naomi #2 (April 2019); script by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker; pencils, inks, and colors by Jamal Campbell; letters by Josh Reed

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 74: They're dead / They're dead / They're dead / They're really really dead / They're dead / They're dead


Panels from Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe #1 one-shot (July 1989), script and pencils by Fred Hembeck, inks by Vince Colletta, colors by Steve Mellor, letters by Janice Chiang

Inks by Vince Colletta? You don't say.

Today in Comics History, March 14, 1984: I still happen to have Marshall McLuhan right here

On February 12, you saw Rick Veitch pull Marshall McLuhan from behind a movie theater standee to declare "Everything you know is wrong!" in the original 1985 publication of The One #1 (as opposed to the publication of The Two #2).

But, my point...and I do have one...is that when The One was reprinted by IDW in 2018, it served up a more-or-less-completely re-written version of the original text piece, and for some reason, changes the date on which the piece it was (in-universe) published!


from The One #1 (IDW reprint, February 2018), script by Rick Veitch

Why was it re-written and re-dated? EWell, here's the stone cold atomic truth for you: I don't know! Rick Veitch, if you're out there, let us know!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Today in Comics History, March 13, 1941: James Bond misses a train

from James Bond: Origin #1 (Dynamite, September 2018); script by Jeff Parker; pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland
(Click picture to The Big One-size)

PS: This is a real historical event.

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 73: To her, life is a great big acorn / Where there's a city crime-torn / You'll find the Squirrel Girl!


Page from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (March 2015 first series) #2 (April 2015), script by Ryan North, pencils and inks by Erica Henderson, colors by Rico Renzi, letters by Clayton Cowles

What's that? You say can't spot a Power and Responsibility reference? Ah, but remember that in a Squirrel Girl comic, you must always check the footnotes!


I think what I'm saying here is, each Squirrel Girl comic should come with its own magnifying glass.

Today in Comics History, Friday the 13th: The bad news is that Uncle Scrooge wants to water-ski


cover of Walt Disney's Donald Duck in Big Fishing Contest one-shot (W.G. Publications/Wogan Publications (Australia), 1950?), artist unidentified

Also, I don't think today is Donald Duck's birthday.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 72: I suspect this message has been slightly changed from the original in some minor way


Panel from Spectacular Spider-Man #1000 one-shot (June 2011), script by John Ostrander, pencils by Todd Nauck, inks by Mark Pennington and Victor Olazaba, colors by Ian Hannin, letters by Joe Sabino

Today in Comics History, March 12, 1941: Students are taught to critically analyze the lyrics to "In the Navy"


from James Bond: Origin #1 (Dynamite, September 2018); script by Jeff Parker; pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Today in Comics History, March 11, 1941: James Bond'll Tumble 4 Ya


from James Bond: Origin #1 (Dynamite, September 2018); script by Jeff Parker; pencils, inks, and colors by Bob Q; letters by Simon Bowland

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 71: "Incoming message for you, Captain."


Panels from Ultimate Spider-Man #4 (February 2001), co-plot by Bill Jemas, co-plot and script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Art Thibert and Dan Panosian, colors by Jung Choi, letters by Richard Starkings and Troy Peteri

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Today in Comics Real History, March 10, 1876: Watson is asked if his refrigerator is running


from "Scoops... Pictures to Remember" in Real Fact Comics #5 (DC/National, November 1946), pencils and inks by George Roussos

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 70: Spider-Man: Shirker


Panels from What If?: House of M #1 one-shot (February 2009), created by lotsa guys

Monday, March 09, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 69: "And this one I call 'Spider-Man Eating Ice Cream with Jigsaw.'"


Panels from Thunderbolts Annual (2014 series) #1 (February 2014), script by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, pencils and inks by Matteo Lolli, colors by James Campbell, letters by Joe Sabino

Sunday, March 08, 2020

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 68: I feel guilt, I feel guilt / Though I know I've done no wrong I feel guilt


Panels from Spider-Man: Life Story #4 (August 2019), script by Chip Zdarsky, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Andrew Hennessy, colors by Frank D'Armata, letters by Travis Lanham


A tip o' the cookie to Twitter pals Dan Cassino, Matthew Craig, and Jeanie F. who helped me ID this page after I took a photo of it and forgot to mark what issue it came from!