Saturday, August 27, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1776: No, wait, you still can't look at the picture yet


from "The Story of the War of Independence" in Picture Stories from American History #2 (EC, 1946), script by M. C. Gaines and W. W. D. Sones, pencils and inks by Allen Simon

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1965: A Grand Day Out

The Fab Four meet the King!





from The Beatles in Comics! (NBM, November 2018); script by Richard Di Martino; translation by Joe Johnson; pencils, inks, and colors by Bloop; letters by Ortho

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1966: Sean Connery warned Doc Savage Jr. to wear his earmuffs

Today is the anniversary of the day that Doc Savage's son went to a famous concert at Shea Stadium:


from Doc Savage (1987 miniseries) #2 (DC, December 1987), script by Dennis O'Neil, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks and letters by Adam Kubert, colors by Petra Kubert Scotese

You have no taste, Son of Man of Bronze!

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1967: Rest in Peace, Brian Epstein


from The Beatles in Comics! (NBM, November 2018); script by Richard Di Martino; translation by Joe Johnson; pencils, inks, and colors by Piero Ruggeri and Filippo Neri; letters by Ortho



from Marvel Comics Super Special #4 [The Beatles] (1978), script by Dave Kraft, additional dialogue by Don McGregor, pencils by George PĂ©rez, inks by Klaus Janson and Joe Rubinstein, colors by Petra Goldberg, letters by Tom Orzechowski



from The Beatles: Their Story in Pictures (ITV, 1982), script by Angus P. Allan, art by Arthur Ranson (collected from the strip in (Look-In)


from The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story (Dark Horse, November 2013); written by Vivek J. Tiwary; pencils, inks, and colors by Andrew C. Robinson; letters by Steve Dutro
(Click picture to enlarge)

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1910: The message was "Guess where I'm texting you from?"


from "Hop Harrigan's History of American Aviation" in All-American Comics #22 (DC, January 1941); text, pencils, and inks by Jon L. Blummer

Today in Comics History, August 27: Happy birthday, Richard Kadrey!

Happy birthday today to Richard Kadrey, co-creator and writer of Vertigo's Accelerate and writer of of arcs on Lucifer and Hellblazer!


"On the Ledge" from DC/Vertigo comics cover-dated August 2000

Today in Comics History, August 27, 1917: Sure, they were great in WWI, but in WWII that one guy spent the whole war yakkin' on the telephone


from "Fidelity and Service" in Our Fighting Forces #90 (DC, February 1965), script by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tom Nicolosi

Today in Comics History, August 27: Happy birthday, Don Perlin!

Born today: comics writer and artist (and Assistant Art Director at Marvel) Don Perlin (The Defenders, Werewolf by Night, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Transformers, Man-Thing, Captain America, Spidey Super Stories, co-creator of Valiant's Bloodshot and much more)!


from Mighty Marvel Calendar 1979 and 1980 (Marvel, 1978-1979); Marvel Age #32 (Marvel, November 1985), text by Jim Salicrup, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Andy Yachu

Happy birthday, Don!


from Marvel Age #55 (Marvel, October 1987)

Today in Comics History, August 27: Happy birthday, Kelly Freas!

Born on this day in 1922: famous SF/Fantasy artist Kelly Freas, whose paintings graced the covers of pulp magazines for decades!

He also created that robot that killed Queen.


Freas also illustrated many issues of MAD magazine, including iconic covers and this self-denigrating ad parody.


from MAD #56 (July 1960), by Kelly Freas

Happy birthday to you, Kelly Freas!


from Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #2 (Marvel b/w magazine, March 1975)

Today in Comics History, August 27: Happy birthday, Ilya Salkind!

Born on this day: film and movie producer Ilya Salkind, co-producer of the first three Christopher Reeve Superman movies and Supergirl, and the 1973 Three/Four Musketeers films!


from Fifty Who Made DC Great one-shot (DC, 1985)

Happy birthday, Ilya! And thanks for not being involved with The Quest for Peace!



from (top) DC Comics cover-dated August 1978;
(bottom)All-New Collectors' Edition #C-62 [Superman: the Movie] (DC, March 1979)

Today in Comics History, August 27: Sometimes flickering sometimes bright / Sometimes burning up the night / Hair today and gone tomorrow

On this day (mumble mumble) years ago, an accidental laboratory fire and a rescue by Superboy leaves the teenage Lex Luthor bald and vowing revenge for every single one of his lost follicles!


from Super DC Calendar 1976 (DC, 1975), letters by Ben Oda

Perhsp you can recall the early, happy carefree days of Su[erboys's Pal, Boy Luthor, the Boy Who was Boy Pals with Superboy! And his luxurious head of...brown hair?


from "How Luthor Met Superboy!" in Adventure Comics #271 (DC, April 1960), script by Jerry Siegel, pencils by Al Plastino

"My hair! My beautiful head of comics' Lex's hair!"






Today in Comics History, August 27, 8:33 AM PDT (11:33 AM EDT): Ponytail billows dramatically in rooftop breeze


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 7:54 AM PDT (10:54 AM EDT): Orange is the new bat


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 7:59 AM: Batman sugarcoats it, as usual


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 6:16 AM: Aqualad fails his perception roll


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 6:13 AM: What are the odds? They both knew his middle name!


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 6:10 AM: Four out of five Martian dentists recommend


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 6:07 AM: Superboy still hasn't gotten the hang of playing hide and seek


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 5:40 AM: Bruce does not actually have a plan


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 5:38 AM: Apparently everyone in the DC Universe needs a shower


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 4:50 AM: I'm sure nothing happens in the very sixty seconds OH COME ON NOW YOUNG JUSTICE


from Young Justice (2011 series) #13 (DC, April 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils by Christopher Jones, inks by Dan Davis, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, 4:49 AM: Believe it or not, these identical minutes appear in the same issue



from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, March 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Luciano Vecchio, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 27, midnight: All right, Batman!


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, March 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Luciano Vecchio, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Friday, August 26, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 26, 2024: Comic I'm not allowed to read has a scene I don't understand


from Bomb Queen: Trump Card #1 (Image, August 2020), everything done by Jimmie Robinson

Today in Comics History, August 26: Superboy asks an armor-piercing question


from Young Justice (2011 series) #12 (DC, March 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Luciano Vecchio, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, August 26, 1768: Now you can finally lick Captain Cook


"Wonderworld Stamp Club" from Wonderworld Comics #7 (Fox, November 1939), pencils and inks by G. Harris

Today in Comics History, August 26: Yeah, that better include helping this bull get tickets for that Dazzler show, dude


from The United States of Captain America #1 (Marvel, August 2021), script by Christopher Cantwell, pencils and inks by Dale Eaglesham, colors by Matt Milla, letters by Joe Caramagna

Today in Comics History, August 26: This is a reminder from Shur-Tite Locks™, the official lock of Leslie Charteris' The Saint


from "The Slasher!" in Tales of Horror #8 (Toby, December 1953), pencils by Bill Molno (?), inks by Rocco Mastroserio (?)

Today in Comics History, August 26, 1956: Secret agent totally gets the local airtime of As the World Turns wrong


from newuniversal: 1959 #1 (Marvel/New Universe, September 2008), script by Kieron Gillen, pencils and inks by Greg Scott and Kody Chamberlain, colors by Val Staples, letters by Ed Dukeshire



Today in Comics History, August 26, 1939: Baseball game interrupted by stupid Bud Lite commercial for very first time


from "Bob Feller's Baseball 'Firsts'" in Baseball Thrills #3 (Ziff-Davis, Summer 1952), pencils and inks by Wally Littman

Today in Comics History, August 26, 1346: But you all knew this about the Battle of Crecy and the doughty French already, surely


from Valor #2 (EC, May 1955), writer uncredited and unknown

Today in Comics History, August 26, 1944: Nifty handwriting font invented during Nazi Occupation


from The Legend of Wonder Woman (2015 digital series) #19 (DC, March 2016); script and pencils by Renae De Liz; inks, colors, and letters by Ray Dillon

Today in Comics History, August 26: The Greatest Drax Story Ever, and there shall be no Drax stories that shall ever top this one




from Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1 one-shot (Marvel, February 2019), script by Gerry Duggan, pencils and inks by Andy MacDonald, colors by Chris O'Halloran, letters by Cory Petit