Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Today in Comics History, June 22: Happy birthday, Armando Gil!

Born today: Armando Gil, comics penciller and inker (Conan, Micronauts, The 'Nam, Jurassic Park, Dazzler, World's Finest Comics, Spectacular Spider-Man and more)!

from Marvel Age 54 (Marvel, September 1987), text by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme. colors by Paul Becton

Editori-Al Milgrom fruitlessly tries to persuade a panel-shy Armando into an appearance:

from Marvel Fanfare (1982 series) #2 (Marvel, May 1982); script, pencils, and inks by Al Milgrom, letters by Janice Chiang (?)

But here's the real Armando Gil, presented by Louise Jones Simonson and Danny Fingeroth, in living color black-and-white!

from Ka-Zar the Savage (1981 series) #22 (Marvel, January 1983), script by Danny Fingeroth, photographs by Eliot R. Brown, Zabu drawn by Gil Kane

In this fill-in-the-blanks fumetti, have all the Marvel creators wish Armando a happy birthday! Bonus points for drawing a cake on the table!

"Special Do-It-Yourself Fumetti" in Ka-Zar the Savage (1981 series) #29 (Marvel, December 1983), script by Danny Fingeroth, photographs by Mark Gruenwald, letters by Rick Parker

Happy birthday, Armando!

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