Saturday, October 01, 2022

Today in Comics History, October 1, 2014: Moon Knight makes a pretty pathetic attempt to get on America's Funniest Home Videos




from Moon Knight (2014 series) #8 (December 2014), script by Brian Wood, pencils and inks by Greg Smallwood, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

Today in Comics History, October 1: Champion ballplayer inspires Salt-n-Pepa song


from Yogi Berra one-shot (Fawcett, 1951), script by Charles Dexter, pencils and inks by Kurt Schaffenberger



"Whatta Man" by Salt-n-Pepa feat. En Vogue (Next Plateau London, 1993); written by Cheryl James, Dave Crawford, and Hurby Azor; music video directed by Matthew Rolston

Today in Comics History, First Week in October: Marriage saved by wife just completely giving in to whatever he says


from "Love's Calendar" in New Romances #20 (Pines, March 1954), pencils and inks by Alex Toth

Today in Comics History, October 1, 2097: In the future, all time will be measured by A.L.


from The Courier: From the Ashes #1 (Zenoscope, April 2017), script by Ralph Tedesco, pencils and inks by J.G. Miranda, colors by Bryan Valenza

Today in Comics History, October 1: Happy birthday, Jimmy Carter!

Born on this day: the 39th President of the United States and one of the few of 'em I respect, Jimmy Carter!


from [Uncanny] X-Men #136 (Marvel, August 1980), co-plot and script by Chris Claremont, co-lot and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Tom Orzechowski

Sorry: I actually do have dozens of Jimmy Carter panels from comics — but it's been one of those weeks. Sorry, Mr. President — full treatment next year!


from "White House Rip-Off!" in Spidey Super Stories #30 (Marvel, January 1978), pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Ray Holloway

Happy birthday, President Carter!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Today in Comics History, September 27, 2099: I can't believe 2099 isn't over yet! It's been running since 1992!


from Superior Spider-Man (2013 series) #32 (Marvel, October 2014), plot by Dan Slott, script by Christos Gage, pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inks by John Dell, colors by Antonio Fabela, letters by Chris Eliopoulos

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, George Gladir!

Born on this day in 1925: George Gladir, long-time scripter for a huge number of Archie Comics stories, and the co-creator with Dan DeCarlo of Sabrina the Teenage Witch!




from "A Simple Story" in Betty #121 (Archie, March 2003), script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by John Lowe, colors by Barry Grossman (?), letters by Bill Yoshida

Happy birthday, George!




from "Write Stuff" in Archie #380 (Ar5chie, September 1990), script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Rudy Lapick, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Bill Yoshida

Today in Comics History, September 27, 1918: What is it good for?


from The Stretcher Bearers graphic novel (Naval Institure Press/Dead Reckoning, April 2022), co-script and art by Reid Beaman, co-script and letters by Ryan Beaman

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Meat Loaf!

Born on this day in 1947: Michael Lee Aday, better known to us all as the late great Meat Loaf (two words, not one like in the comic!), musician, singer, songwriter and actor!


"Heroes Helping Heroes": advertisement for A Time for Heroes record, from Marvel Comics cover-dated October 1987

Happy birthday, Mr. Loaf!


"A Time for Heroes" by Meat Loaf with Brian May (Orpheum, 1987); written by Jon Lyons, Meat Loaf, and Brian May

‮Today in Comics History, September 27, 2021: Oh no, not this thing againr‭



from Earth-Prime #2: Superman and Lois (DC, June 2022), text by Adam Mallinger

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Bob Sharen!

Born on this day: comics inker and colorist Bob Sharen!


from Marvel Age #57, 93 and 105 (Marvel, December 1987, October 1990 and October 1991); text by Mike Carlin (#57), Chris Eliopoulis & Barry Dutter (#93) and Mike Lackey (#105); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Paul Becton (#57), Marie Javins (#93), and Renee Witterstaetter (#105)

Bob has colored issues of Amazing and Spectacular Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, Avengers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Micronauts, What If...?, and many, many more1


from Marvel Age #13 (Marvel, April 1984)

Happy birthday, Bob!


from Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #77 (Marvel, April 1983), script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Jim Mooney, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Joe Rosen

Today in Comics History, September 27, 1921: Charles Barnes and Gilbert Noble plot to drive a small bookstore out of business


from Dotter of Her Father's Eyes (Dark Horse, February 2012); script by Mary M. Talbot; pencils, inks, colors and letters by Bryan Talbot

Today in Comics History, September 27: Happy birthday, Jim Shooter!

Born on this day: America's tallest comic book editor/creator/writer/publisher and even artist, Jim Shooter!



from (top, L-R) Mighty Marvel Calendar 1978 and 1979 (Marvel, 1977-1978); Marvel Age #57 (Marvel, December 1987); text by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors Paul Becton;(bottom) Marvel Age #33 (Marvel, December 1985); text by Jim Salicrup, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Adam Philips




Today in Comics History, September 27: We return yet once again to Josephine Baker, P.I., still continually in progress




from Miss Don't Touch Me (NBM, October 2014), script and colors by Hubert, translation by Joe Johnson, pencils and inks by Kerasco√ęt, letters by Ortho

Today in Comics History, September 27: This story does not start today, but it'll get there, and everything in it revolves around September 27.


cover of Animal Man (1988 series) #14 (DC, August 1989), pencils and inks by Brian Bolland, letters by Todd Klein




Today in Comics History, September 27: Dick Grayson has hit the snooze button a few too many times


from Young Justice (2011 series) #19 (DC, October 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Luciano Vecchio, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Monday, September 26, 2022

Today in Comics History, September 26, 11:59 PM: "Meanwhile, at the Hall of Gorilla Justice..."


from Young Justice (2011 series) #18 (DC, September 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Christopher Jones, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, September 26, 1986: The Witness continues his search for Herb


from D.P.7 Annual #1 (Marvel/New Universe, November 1987), script by Mark Gruenwald, pencils by Lee Weeks, inks by Tony DeZuniga, colors by Paul Becton, letters by Phil Felix

Today in Comics History, September 26, 8:11 PM: Everybody in Young Justice has chosen a secret identity name except for Wolf


from Young Justice (2011 series) #18 (DC, September 2012), script by Greg Weisman, pencils and inks by Christopher Jones, colors by Zac Atkinson, letters by Dezi Sienty

Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Jack Schiff!

Born on this day in 1909: writer and editor Jack Schiff, who edited the Batman books, co-created Tommy Tomorrow and the Bat-Signal, and he wrote and edited the famous DC public service ad pages!


"Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship!" from DC Comics cover-dated February 1950, script by Jack Schiff, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Stan Kaye, letters by Ira Schnapp




Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Serena Williams!

Born today: tennis legend Serena Williams!


cover of Serving Up Justice promotional digital one-shot (DC/DirectTV, 2021)

Happy birthday, Champ!

Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Louise Simonson!

Born on this day: Comic book editor and writer Louise Simonson (also Louise Jones): scripter on Superman: The Man of Steel, Conan, New Mutants, and co-creator of Apocalypse, Cable, Stryfe, Steel, and Power Pack! (And much more!)


from Marvel Age #33, 57, and 93 (Marvel, December 1985, December 1987, and October 1990); text by Jim Salicrup (#33), Mike Carlin (#57), and Chris Eliopoulis & Barry Dutter (#93); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Adam Philips (#33), Paul Becton (#57), and Marie Javins (#93)





Today in Comics History, September 26, 1943: The comics industry invents a character with the ridiculous name of "Bronko Nagurski"...wait a minute, that was a real guy? And that was his real name?!?


from "The Gentle Giant: The Story of Bronko Nagurski" in Football Thrills #2 (Ziff-Davis, Fall 1952), creators uncredited and unknown

Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Dawn Geiger!

Born on this day: Dawn Geiger, Marvel Bullpen production manager and designer during the late '80s-early '90s!


from Marvel Age #57, 93 and 105 (Marvel, December 1987, October 1990 and October 1991); text by Mike Carlin (#57), Chris Eliopoulis & Barry Dutter (#93) and Mike Lackey (#105); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Paul Becton (#57), Marie Javins (#93), and Renee Witterstaetter (#105)




Today in Comics History, September 26, 1949: Joe Johnny Pesky slides safely into thick, luxuriously creamy shaving cream


from Yogi Berra one-shot (Fawcett, 1951), script by Charles Dexter, pencils and inks by Kurt Schaffenberger

Edit on 9/30/22: A big bull thank you to commenter Dave for the correction of his name in my post and the comic book!

Today in Comics History, September 26, 1908: Tony Stark destroys Brooklyn


from "Scoops...Pictures to Remember!" in Real Fact Comics #15 (DC, July 1948), pencils and inks by Phil Berube

Today in Comics History, September 26: Happy birthday, Olivia Newton-John!

Born on this date in 1948, the late great singer/actor/activist Olivia Newton-John.

Which is why we now bring you...

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!


Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!


Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

Gaze deep into the haunting eyes of

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John!


Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

And while we're at it, Comic Book Gene Kelly!

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John

But mostly...happy birthday to Comic Book Olivia Newton-John! We miss you very much.

Comic Book Olivia Newton-John
from Marvel Comics Super Special #17: Xanadu (Marvel, Summer 1980), script by J. M. DeMatteis; layouts by (inhale) Rich Buckler and Jimmy Janes; finishes and inks by Michael Netzer, Brent Anderson, Joe Brozowski, Al Milgrom and Bill Sienkiewicz; colors by Glynis Wein, Kim McQuaite, George Roussos, Howard Chaykin, Peter Kuper, Mike Higgins, and Eliot R. Brown, letters by Michael Higgins (whew!)

(YouTube Olivia Newton-John!):


"Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra (MCA/Jet, 1980), written by Jeff Lynne