Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Today in Comics History, June 22: Happy birthday, Al Gordon!

Hey, Al Gordon! You were born on this day! Happy birthday to you, scripter and inker (Legion of Super-Heroes, Legionnaires, Tom Strong, Justice League International, Captain Carrot, Ambush Bug, Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Invasion!, and much more)!

But who the heck are you, Al Gordon?

from letters page of Legion of Super-Heroes (1989 series) #3 (DC, January 1990

Well, thank you, Al Gordon, that answers lots of my questions. Except maybe this one: why do I need to call you?

from Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1 one-shot (DC, September 1992), plot and pencils by Keith Giffen, script by Robert Loren Fleming, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by John Costanza

Should I call you before you call me, Al?

Yes, even teens in the future are not exempt from getting their very own phone call from Al Gordon!

from Ambush Bug Nothing Special; Legionnaire pencils by Chris Sprouse

Still, you can't deny the practical usefulness of a really good call from Al.

Thanks for stopping by, Al Gordon, and happy birthday!

1 comment:

James Langdell said...

I think this is the current incarnation of Al Gordon's former employer.