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 (Marvel, 1976)

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!

Edited to add on January 5, 2022 (in green)

Abraham Riesman's recent Stan biography tells a more brutal story:

from True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee (Crown, February 2021), by Abraham Riesman

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, 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