Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Today in Comics History, September 7, 1893: Amnesia?!? Where were you last month during Amnesia August, young man?



from Back to the Future (2015 series) #18 (IDW, March 2017), co-plot by by Bob Gale, co-plot and script by John Barber, pencils by Marcelo Ferreira, inks by Maria Keane, colors by José Luis Río, letters by Shawn Lee

Monday, September 06, 2021

Today in Comics History, September 6: Happy birthday, Macy Gray!

Born on this day, singer/songwriter/producer/actor Macy Gray!

Who got cheated out of being in a comic book! She should have been in this scene in this comic!


from Spider-Man: The Movie (Marvel, May 2002), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Mark Farmer, colors by Dave Kemp, letters by Dave Sharpe

So here's my birthday present to you, Macy, through the magic of Photoshop: you are in a comic book!


Happy birthday, Ms. Gray!

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Today in Comics History, August 5, 1945: This is not a 365 Days of Power and Responsibility post, no matter what the last panel suggests


from "Key to the Future" in Real Heroes #14 (Parents' Magazine Press, May 1946), creators uncredited and unknown

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Today in Comics History, July 28, 1945: Just when we were thinking this was tragic but quaint


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

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Today in Comics History, Sunday the 25th: Rowena mysteriously disappears and is never seen again


from Kathy #4 (Marvel/Atlas, April 1960), script by Stan Lee, pencils and inks by Stan Goldberg

Monday, July 12, 2021

Today in Comics History, July 12, 2017: They lost on Final Jeopardy

Remember on February 3, where the Vision Twins were accused of schoolroom shenanigans, and it looked a little bit like this:


cover of The Vision (2016 series) #4 (Marvel, April 2016), art by Mike Del Mundo

And then suddenly, on March 16, it looked a little like this (note the date difference):


cover of The Vision (2016 series) #4, second printing (Marvel, May 2016), art by Mike Del Mundo

Well, here it is, July 12 a year later, and whatdaya know, now it looks a little like this:


from The Vision #2 Director's Cut (Marvel, September 2017), art by Mike Del Mundo

Geez! Make up your mind, comics! When will you stop accusing the Viztwins, anyway? And why are they still in school in July? They're not bad students! Let them go out and play their little robot games. Like...um...Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, I guess.

Friday, July 02, 2021

Today in Comics History, July 2, 1983: This is either the beginning of the "Physical" video or a late night Cinemax movie


from Hot Valley Days and Cocaine Nights #2 (Antarctic, January 2021), script by Matthew Spradlin, pencils and inks by Farid Karami, colors by Andrew Crossley

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Today In Comics History, June 20, 1978: Back to the Future, Carrying a Space Alien


from DC Comics Presents #2 (DC, September 1978), script by Martin Pasko, pencils by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, inks by Dan Adkins, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by Clem Robins

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Today in Comics History, June 17, 1976: Daily Telegraph switches to "all-headline" format


from "The Storm" in Teen Confessions #93 (Charlton, February 1976), script by Joe Gill (?), pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Vince Alascia

Today in Comics History, June 17: Happy birthday, Violet Gray! Maybe.

Hey, June 17 is Violet's birthday! Happy birthday, Violet Gray!


from Peanuts (United Feature Syndicate, June 17, 1962), by Charles M. Schulz

Or...is it on January 28?!? What kinda con game are you playing here, Violet?


from Peanuts (United Feature Syndicate, January 29, 1955), by Charles M. Schulz

(Be back here on January 28 to see these same strips in the opposite direction, I guess!)

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Today in Comics History, June 6, 3333: Strawberry jam spilled


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Friday, June 04, 2021

Today in Comics History, June 4, 3333: Premiere of Manos 2: Torgo in the City


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Monday, May 24, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 24, 3333: The laxatives finally worked


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 22, 3333: Filming commences on The Erotic Adventures of 'Manos,' The Hands of Fate


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 20, 3333: Disco Fever enters fourth funky day


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 19, 3333: Oh, you saw the Snyder Cut too


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Monday, May 17, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 17, 3333: He says it will only take three hours. Three! Three! Ha ha ha ha!


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 16: Marvel Comics asks "What If...Rick Jones was actually competent as Bucky?"


from What If...? (1977 series) #5 (Marvel, October 1977), co-plot and script by Don Glut, co-plot by Roy Thomas, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Russ Jones, colors by George Roussos, letters by Carol Lay and Warren Greenwood

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 15, 1986: Here we go again



from Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1 (May 2016), script by Erik Burnham; pencils and inks by Alan Robinson; colors by Maria Santrolalla; letters by Shawn Lee



from Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #2 (IDW, June 2016), same creators



from Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #5 (IDW, September 2016), same creators

Friday, May 14, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 14, 3333: Comic book protagonist pursued by YouTube litigation


from Bleed Them Dry #5 (Vault, November 2020), script by Eliot Rahal, art by Dike Ruan, colors by Miquel Muetro, letters by Anfdworld

Monday, May 10, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 10, 1977: Pre-teen reads Teen magazine


from Hot Valley Days and Cocaine Nights #1 (Antarctic, February 2020), script by Matthew Spradlin, pencils and inks by Farid Karami, colors by Andrew Crossley

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 5, 1942: Comic book story title displayed through the medium of smoke signals


from "Last Message from Corregidor" in Real Heroes #7 (Parents' Magazine Press, November 1942), creators uncredited and unknown

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 2, 1905: If you think I'm going to make a Helen Keller joke here you're sadly mistaken*


from "Helen Keller: Conquest of Darkness" in Real Heroes #13 (Parents' Magazine Press, March 1946), creators uncredited and unknown

*I can't even see myself doing it.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Today in Comics History, May 1, 1942: Cheesy Petes, Roy Thomas, why'd you write Sandy like this?!?

Oh, I know Roy was trying to realistically portray a historic language and attitude that was all-too-common of the times, but it still hurts a lot to hear a hero talk like this.

First, here's the usual warning:

This previously published content includes negative portrayals of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and were wrong now. Social change is a journey,and we must acknowledge where we've come from to build a more inclsuive future. These panels are presented as they were originally published, because to do so otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.

And here's the panel:


from Young All-Stars #6 (DC, November 1987), script by Roy Thomas & Dann Thomas, pencils by Brian Murray, inks by Malcolm Jones III and Bob Downs, letters by Jean Simek

I will say that Roy took Sandy through an evolution to begin accepting and not hating Japanese-Americans. As a fan of Sandy, I wish the series could have gone on longer (it was cancelled with #31) to show his further growth.

Wild About the Calendar: May


from "Wild's 1954 Calendar: May" in Wild #5 (Marvel/Atlas, August 1954); script, pencils, and inks by Howie Post

The Marvel Calendar for 2010 2011: Metallic May Man

This momnth, you'd expect the calendar star to be Aunt May, but its just ol' Shellhead again!


"May 2010" from Marvel Calendar 2010

Cut out this calendar and spend the entire month with Iron Man! Just don't let him drink on your tab.

The Marvel Age Calendar for 1993 2021: May-jor League Baseball

Bean 'im, Nita! Bean 'im!


from Marvel Age #125 (Marvel, May 1993), art by Darren Auck

Color in Namorita (hubba hubba!) You can use your pink crayon or your blue crayon...either one's canon! And this calendar is good for all this month!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 26, 1607: Get to the part where she sings with the raccoon


from Flash Comics #63 (DC/JR Publishing, March 1945), script by M. C. Gaines and W. W. D. Sones, pencils by Allen Simon

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 28, 2020: How many times have I told you, don't watch TV in the bathtub!



from 2020 Visions #5 (DC/Vertigo, September 1997), script by Jamie Delano, pencils and inks by Warren Pleece, colors by James Sinclair, color separations by Digital Chameleon, letters by Ellie de Ville

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 27, 1805: America conquers foreign countries through the cunning use of flags


from The World Around Us #11 [The Illustrated Story of the Marines] (Gilberton, July 1959), pencils and inks by Gerald McCann

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 24, 1983: A Good Day to Just Stay at Home





from The Brave and the Bold #200 (DC, July 1983), script by Mike W. Barr; pencils, inks, and letters by Dave Gibbons; colors by Adrienne Roy

Friday, April 23, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 23, 2591: All future cops are still bastards



from "The Future Dies Now!" in Thor Annual #16 (Marvel, 1991), plot by Tom DeFalco, script by Len Kaminski, layouts by Alex Trimpe, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Fred Fredericks, colors by Ed Lazellari, letters by Gary Fields and Chris Eliopoulos

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 22, 1995: Don't forget that today is the Putnam Country Operation Life 20th Anniversary Reunion Banquet. But you won't get there before Impulse does.


from New Titans Annual (1989 series) #11 (DC, June 1995); script by Marv Wolfman; pencils by Greg Land (!); inks by Keith Champagne, Mike Sellers, and Will Blyberg; colors by Chi; letters by Albert DeGuzman

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 21, 1974: Last orders, gentlemen, please


from Marvel Spotlight (Son of Satan) (1971 series) #16 (Marvel, July 1974), script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Jim Mooney, inks by Sal Trapani, colors by George Roussos, letters by Gaspar Saladino

Monday, April 19, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 19, 1986: Doc Brown prepares to tell the entire story of all three movies yet again


from Back to the Future (2015 series) #19 (IDW, April 2017), story by John Barber and Bob Gale, script by John Barber, pencils by Marcelo Ferreira, inks by Maria Keane and Athila Fabbio, colors by Jose Luis Rio, letters by Shawn Lee

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Today in Comics History, April 17: Cop not doing anything wrong right now but keep your eye on him just in case


from The Black Hood (2015 series) #1 (Archie/Dark Circle, April 2015), script by Duane Swierczynski, pencils and inks by Michael Gaydos, colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick, letters by Rachel Deering