Saturday, January 16, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 16, 1942: Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya

How It Started:


from "Odyssey on a Raft" in Real Life Comics #11 (Pines, May 1943), creators unidentified

How It's Going:


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Today in Comics History Future, January 14, 3010: Original Guardians of the Galaxy return; no one cares because they don't have a talking raccoon and a tree


from Guardians of the Galaxy (2008 series) #25 (June 2010), script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencils by Brad Walker, inks by Andrew Hennessy, colors by Wil Quintana, letters by Joe Caramagna

Also on this day, one thousand years previously: look, they've all got cute new uniforms! Wow, where do you buy a jacket for a tree?


Today in Comics History, January 14, 2009: J. Jonah Jameson is blissfully unaware the entire front page of the Daily Bugle has been turned over to recapping Spider-Man comics


recap page from Amazing Spider-Man #583 (March 2009), pencils by Barry Kitson, inks by Mark Farmer

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 12, 1912: United States Mail travels faster than today


from "Scoops...Pictures to Remember" in Real Facts Comics #4 (DC, September 1946), pencils and inks by George Roussos

Today in Comics History, January 12, 1989: Superhero is called a hockey puck


from Kirby: Genesis: Silver Star #1 (Dynamite, November 2011), co-plot by Alex Ross, co-plot and script by Jai Nitz, pencils by Johnny Desjardins, colors by Vinicius Andrade, letters by Simon Bowland

Today in Comics History, January 12, 1891: Wilkie Collins suddenly has an inspiration


from Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1* (DC, July 1992), co-plot and script by Robert Loren Fleming, co-plot and breakdowns by Keith Giffen, pencils by Bart Sears, inks by Randy Elliott and Mark Pennigton, colors by Tom McGraw, letters by Gaspar Saladino

*Yes, the one with the fake plastic black diamond glued to the cover that gouges a hole in whatever comic you have stored in front of it.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 8, 1950: Manhattan takes the blue-tailed-fly


from Doomsday Clock #7 (DC, November 2018), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 7, 1977: Silver Star battles the Brat Pack


from Kirby: Genesis: Silver Star #1 (Dynamite, November 2011), co-plot by Alex Ross, co-plot and script by Jai Nitz, pencils by Johnny Desjardins, colors by Vinicius Andrade, letters by Simon Bowland

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 5, 1972: Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? A: Create Ravage 2099.

Today! (In 1972!):


from The Mighty Marvel Calendar 1977


from Bullpen Bulletins in Marvel Comics cover-dated June 1972




from letter column in Sgt. Fury (1963 series) #110 (Marvel, May 1973), by Adrienne Roy

Wait...Adrienne Roy, the acclaimed colorist for DC Comics? No wonder she didn't get work at Marvel!

Today in Comics History, January 5: This is clearly a job for Squirrel Girl


from "The Big Heist" in Gang Busters #26 (DC, February 1952), pencils and inks by John Lehti

Monday, January 04, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 4, 1975: Nighthawk crosses over to DC Universe; steals Silver St. Cloud from Bruce Wayne


from Giant-Size Defenders #4 (Marvel. April 1975), script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Vince Colletta, colors by Petra Goldberg, letters by Gaspar Saladino

Today in Comics History, January 4, 10:25 AM: Staff meeting for "This American Life" gets off to a roaring start*


from Radio: An Illustrated Guide one-shot (WBEZ Alliance, 1999), co-script by Ira Glass; co-script, pencils, inks, and letters by Jessica Abel

*No, seriously. That's exactly what this is.

Today in Comics History, January 4, 2002: So long, Vesper Fairchild...looks like you didn't survive the experience!


cover of Batgirl #27 (DC, June 2002), art by Damion Scott, Robert Campanella, and Patrick Martin

Friday, January 01, 2021

Today in Comics History , January 1, 1943: And that's why they call it the Nazi Party


from Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority #4 (WildStorm, November 2000), script by Mark Millar, pencils by John McCrea, inks by James Hodgkins, colors by Ian Hannin, letters by Bill O'Neil

Today in Comics History, January 1, 1776: Maybe you oughta take the Union Jack outta your flag, George


from "The Story of Old Glory" in Real Life Comics #4 (Pines, April 1942), creators uncredited

Today in Comics History, January 1: Aunt May gave Peter new luggage for Christmas


from Spider-Man Unlimited (1993 series) #15 (Marvel, February 1997), script by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Joe Bennett, inks by Tim Dzon, colors by Ian Laughlin, letters by Jack Morelli

Today in Comics History, January 1, 1913: Hitler is fired



from Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority #4 (WildStorm, November 2000), script by Mark Millar, pencils by John McCrea, inks by James Hodgkins, colors by Ian Hannin, letters by Bill O'Neil

Today In Comics History, January 1, 1863: Whoa, don't cross that off your "finished" list yet, Lincoln


from "The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!" in All-Star Comics #41 (DC, June-July 1948), script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia

Today in Comics History, January 1, 2013: Jenny Sparks celebrates her 13th birthday with a Knickerbocker Glory and a Camel


from Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority #4 (WildStorm, November 2000), script by Mark Millar, pencils by John McCrea, inks by James Hodgkins, colors by Ian Hannin, letters by Bill O'Neil

Today in Comics History, January 1, 1989: Cult building conveniently painted bright orange


from D.P. 7 #31 (Marvel/New Universe, May 1989), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Paul Ryan, inks by Danny Bulanadi, colors by Paul Becton, letters by Janice Chiang

Today in Comics History, January 1, 2000: Why not 2 K?


from "Triumph Over Tragedy" in Superman: Lex 2000 one-shot (DC, January 2001), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils by Tony Harris, inks by Ray Snyder, colors by Tanya Horie and Richard Horie, letters by Comicraft

(Click top picture to Tobor, Radar Robot-size)