Thursday, January 28, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 28, 814: I wonder why you keep me waiting, Charlemagne, my Charlemagne

from "Charlemagne, Emperor of the West" in Real Life Comics #9 (Pines, January 1943), pencils and inks by Henry Kiefer

Today in Comics History, January 28: Happy birthday, Violet Gray! Maybe.

Hey, January 28 is Violet's birthday! Happy birthday, Violet Gray!

from Peanuts (United Feature Syndicate, January 29, 1955), by Charles M. Schulz it on June 17?!? What kinda con game are you playing here, Violet?

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

(Be back here on June 17 to see these same strips in the opposite direction, I guess!)

Today in Comics History, January 28, 1725: Long-time companion outs dead man

from "Peter the Great, Father of Russia" in Real Life Comics #6 (Pines, July 1942), creators unknown

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 26, 1986: Newspaper page is laid out by avid scrapbooker

from Lois Lane (1986 miniseries) #2 (DC, September 1986), script by Mindy Newell, pencils and inks by Gray Morrow, colors by Joe Orlando, letters by Agustin Mas

Wow, 100 plastic gloves for under three bucks?!?

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Today in Comics History, January 24, 1848: YEE-HAW! GOLD!

from "The World's Greatest Gold Strike" in Real Fact Comics #15 (DC, July 1948); script by Jack Schiff, Mort Weisinger, and Bernie Breslauer; pencils and inks by Howard Sherman

By the way, check out the splash panel for this story, which is one of the greatest symbolic panels of all time!

And with that, let us leave the Gold Rush of '49...

from Fantastic Four Annual #11 (Marvel, June 1976), script by Roy Thomaa, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Sam Grainger, colors by Phil Rachelson, letters by Irv Watanabe