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.