Friday, December 31, 2021

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 365: 🎡It's been a long road, getting from there to here 🎡

Ahem! Excuse me, but I'm just gonna toot my own horn for a second: I finally finished this feature, after starting...uh...on January 1, 2019. Well, I never said 365 Days in a row.

At some point I even lost COUNT, because 2020 was a Leap Year, and...well, the extra day is in there somewhere. Don't ask me to point to it.

Say Mary Jane's Aunt Anna, what do you like about Peter?

from Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives graphic novel (Marvel, May 1989), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Andy Mushynsky, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Rick Parker

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: The look she gives me after I sing the RiffTrax theme song to her

"Who you gonna get to kiss those cats
I don't ever pick cats if the cat's aren't kissin'!"

"Theme from RiffTrax" (2014) by Jonathan Coulton, animated by "Happy Harry" Partridge

Friday, December 03, 2021

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Stuff Bully Got: Enamel Pin Advent Calendar

Randi made me an advent calendar filled with cool enamel pins and I need to see what's in each pocket, but it's been hard getting up to it.

I think I'll make base camp here and climb on to #1 tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The 2010 2021 Marvel Calendar for December: Destructive Darling



"December" from Marvel Calendar 2010 (Marvel, 2009)
(Click picture to gamma-size)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Fun with Comics: This implies some form of heat vision, vindicating Gail Simone

from "What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?" in What If...? (1977 series) #31 (Marvel, February 1982), script by Rich Margopoulos, pencils by Bob Budiansky, inks by Mike Esposito, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Karin Nemri

Monday, November 08, 2021

Today in Comics History, Day After Election Day: Republicans instruct Democrats on when to vote in 2021

from D.P.7 #28 (Marvel/New Universe, February 1989), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Paul Ryan, inks by Danny Bulanadi, colors by Paul Becton, letters by Janice Chiang

Monday, November 01, 2021

Wild About the Calendar: November: Beware of the...Robot Holocaust!

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

The 1993 2021 Marvel Age Calendar for November: Invite your Xs for Thanksgiving

Need a calendar for November 2021? But they're all gone from the stores? Then clip 'n' save this 1993 Marvel Age calendar! It works in 2021, too! But caveat emptor: don't let Phoenix overcook your turkey!

from Marvel Age #131 (December 1993), pencils by Darren Auck, inks by Michael Kraiger
(Click picture to planetary genocide-size)

Or you may prefer this full color portrait of Wolverine from the Marvel 2010 calendar (which also works in 2021!) lurkin' over your workplace for the next thirty days! Give him a beer, for Pete's sake.

from Marvel 2010 Calendar (Marvel, 2009)
(Click picture to case of Molson-size)

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Stuff Bully Got: LEGO minifigs

Hey look! Randi brought home Marvel LEGO™ minifigs, and we got to open them tonight! Hooray! Thanks, Randi!

Oh boy: Throg (the Frog Thor, invented by Walt Simsonson)!

Zombie Captain America! He'll take a bite out of crime! RAWRRRRRR! BRAINS (AND DEMOCRACY)!

Miss Sylvie Loki and Crock Loki, the Sensational Character Find of 2009!

Plus, Captain Marvel Spectrum Photon Monica Rambeau!

Plus lots more that I didn't photograph because I'm busy playin' with 'em!

Randi bought two of the six-figure boxes and wound up with the complete set of twelve different figures between them. (We did wind up with some dupes but only because I'd bought some single fig packs before). So if you don't want duplicates, buy a six-pack! (This advice also given to me by Mister Rowsdower.)

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Kitty Pryde: 🎢 "Where's My Kitty?" 🎢

I made up a little song to sing to my cat, to the tune of Henry Mancini's "Viewer Mail Theme":

🎼 Where's my kitty
🎢 Where's my kitty
🎢Where's my kitty
🎢I want to know where

🎼 She's not over here
🎢 She's not under there
🎢 She's layin' right here!

"RThe Late Night with David Letterman Viewer Mail Theme" by Paul Shaffer and the World's Most Dangerous Band, condusted by Henry Mancini (NBC/Worldwide Pants, November 4, 1988), composed by Henry Mancini

Friday, October 01, 2021

Wild About the Calendar: October

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

The 2010 2021 Marvel Calendar for October: Octopus Opponent

For your calendar this very month, you may favor Marvel's high kickin'est hero the Amazing Spider-Man from this Marvel 2010 calendar! It synchs up perfectly with 2021!

"Look at my crotch," Spidey says. "GO AHEAD TAKE A BIG STEAMING LOOK, GOBLIN!" he says.

from Marvel Calendar 2010 (Marvel, 2009)
(Click picture to Great Pumpkin-size)

The Marvel Age Calendar for October 1993 2021: Giant-Size Creatures on the Loose

It's too late to buy a wall calendar for 2021, so if you're lackin' for something October to hang over the cracks, clip 'n' save this 1993 Marvel Age calendar! It works in 2021, too! and it has monsters on it!

Lemme go get my crayons, I'm gonna color 'em.

from Marvel Age #130 (November 1993), by Darren Auck

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bully Eats Food: Pizza Bianca

Sometimes you don't even need a bunch of meat or veggies on top of your pie: Pizza Bianca for the win!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ now concludes her first catcast day with us

Someone has joined me on the bed after a busy first day in our home!

Lookit those black paws!

sleeeeeeepy kitty

Goodnight everyone, from a bull and a cat!

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ has arrived!

Yes, after much yearning and planning...KITTY PRYDE IS IN DA HOUSE! We now have a wonderful cat living with us!

At first she hid under the bed so there were no photos for a couple hours, but then she came out to do what we all love doing best in this house...eating!

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 JosΓ© Luis RΓ­o, 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!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

365 Days of Power and Responsibility, Day 243: Surely His Attitude Zeniths A Mission

from Legends #5 (DC, March 1987), plot by John Ostrander, script by Len Wein, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Karl Kesel, colors by Tom Ziuko, letters by Steve Haynie

(Give yourself Bonus Bully Fun Points if you heard this in your head when you read that last panel):

opening to Shazam! TV series (Filmation, 1974)

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

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Adventures with Marshall the Tiny Stuffed Cow: Happy birthday, Marshall!

Today (August 1) is the fourth birthday (again) of my kid sister Marshall! We had a nice party for her with presents...

...and cake!

Happy birthday, Marshall!