Monday, November 21, 2022

Today in Comics History, November 21: Happy birthday, Björk!

Born on this day: Icelandic pop pixie (and perennial favorite in the Bull household) Björk! She is absolutely one of my most-loved musicians ever.

from Hawkeye (2012 series) #18 (Marvel, May 2014), script by Matt Fraction, pencils and inks by Annie Wu, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

There aren't a lot of appearances of Björk in comics, and she doesn't even appear in MAD magazine except for a couple album cover parodies. Which makes her appearance (also by Annie Wu) in the astounding anthology Femme Magnifique even more special!

from "Hypoballad" in Femme Magnifique: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World (Hi-Fi Academy, September 2017), script by Kieron Gillen, pencils and inks by Annie Wu, colors by Hi-Fi, letters by Aditya Bidikar

Didja know that in addition to providing the song "Army of Me" to the soundtrack of the well-I-liked-it 1995 movie Tank Girl, Björk was also considered to play the part of Jet Girl in the film? She turned it down, so our loss is Naomi Watts's gain.

from "The Australian Job, Part One", originally published in Deadline circa 1989 (could be in issue 8 or 9?), script by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, pencils and inks by Jamie Hewlett, letters by Alan Martin. Reprinted in Tank Girl (1991 series) #2 (Dark Horse, June 1991). Color edition published in Tank Girl Graphic Novel (Penguin Books, 1991), new color by Chris Chalenor.

Really, what can't Björk do?

from "Journey to the End of the World" in Magnus, Robot Fighter (1963 series) #26 (Western/Gold Key, May 1969), pencils by Paul Norris, inks by Mike Royer

Happy birthday, Björk!

from Simpsons Comics #162 (Bongo, January 2010), script by Ian Boothby, pencils by Phil Ortiz, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Art Villanueva, letters by Karen Bates

"Birthday" by The Sugarcubes, (One Little Indian, 1987), written by The Sugarcubes

1 comment:

Blam said...

I mean… Lori Petty*. Come on. (*Who also shares my birthday!)