Saturday, November 26, 2022

Today in Comics History, November 26, 1963: The Tenth Doctor's shooting skills are disparaged


from Regarding the Matter of Oswald's Body #4 (Boom!, February 2022), script by Christopher Cantwell, pencils and inks by Luca Casalanguida, colors by Giada Marchisio, letters by AndWorld Design

Also on this day: Sonny gets another day off!


from Regarding the Matter of Oswald's Body #5 (Boom!, March 2022), script by Christopher Cantwell, pencils and inks by Luca Casalanguida, colors by Giada Marchisio, letters by AndWorld Design

Today in Comics History, November 26, 1962: Beatles record their second single; preemptively reject all song suggestions by George


from Beatles with an A: Birth of a Band (Fanfare, July 2014), script and art by Mauri Kunnas

Friday, November 25, 2022

Today in Comics History, November 25: Happy birthday, Noel Neill!

Born on this day in 1920: movie serial and television's Lois Lane, Noel Neill!


from Lois Lane (1958 series) #7 (DC, February 1959), creators un credited and unknown




Happy Eleventh Anniversary to my two favorite people, John and Randi!

On this day a mere eleven years ago, my very best pals John and Randi got married! And Shelly and me got to carry the rings!


♥ Happy anniversary, Randi and John! ♥


Today in Comics History, November 25, 1963: Oh, get outta here with that garbage, Fox News


from Freedom Fighters (2019 series) #3 (DC, April 2019), script by Robert Venditti, pencils by Eddy Barrows, inks by Eber Ferreira, colors by Adriano Lucas, letters by Andworld Design

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Gustav Silbe hates his employees


from Power Man and Iron Fist: Sweet Christmas Annual #1 one-shot (Marvel, February 2017), script by David F. Walker, pencils and inks by Scott Hepburn, colors by Matt Milla, letters by Clayton Cowles

Today in Comics History, Last Thursday in November: The Amazing Back Alley Comics & Stories premieres


from A Year of Marvels: November Infinite Comics (Marvel Digital, November 2016), script by Todd Casey and Elliott Casey, storyboard art by Daniel Govar, art by Paul Davidson, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Travis Lanham

Today in ComicsHistory, November 24, 1963: It Takes a Thief (to catch a thief, and also to steal Lee Harvey Oswald's corpse)


from Regarding the Matter of Oswald's Body #3 (Boom!, January 2022), script by Christopher Cantwell, pencils and inks by Luca Casalanguida, colors by Giada Marchisio, letters by AndWorld Design





Today in Comics History, November 24, 1918: Well, this just adds a whole 'nother level of complication to Neil Diamond's lyric "They're comin' to America."


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, Thanksgiving Day: Oh yeah, like you cooked that, Batman


from Batman: The Long Halloween #2 (DC, January 1997), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings

Also: what, no pie?

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Commissioner Gordon plots his next complicated chess move


from Batman: The Long Halloween #2 (DC, January 1997), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings

Today in Comics History, November 24: Happy birthday, Zachary Taylor!

Born on this day in 1784, America's only twelfth President, Zachary Taylor!


from "Gen. Zachary Taylor" in Real Life Comics #29 (Pines, March 1946), creators unknown




Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Mickey is grilled on his knowledge of the Giant Lighted Lucite Map of Gotham City

from Batman: The Long Halloween #2 (DC, January 1997), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings
(Click picture to second helpings-size)

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: That's an awfully long panel for such a short caption

from Batman: The Long Halloween #13 (DC, December 1997), script by Jeph Loeb, pencils and inks by Tim Sale, colors by Gregory Wright, letters by Richard Starkings
(Click picture to landscape-size)

Today in Comics History, November 24, 1963: Where were you when Oswald pied?


from "Krusty's 11" in Simpsons Comics #50 (Bongo, August 2000); script by Doug Tuber, Tim Maile, and Steve Luchsinger; pencils by Nathan Kane and Edwin Aguilar; inks by Scott McRae and Nathan Kane; colors by Nathan Kane, Chris Ungar, and Art Villanueva, letters by Karen Bates

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1967: Sorry Charlie, only US troops get to eat turkey




from The 'Nam #22 (Marvel, September 1988), script by Doug Murray, pencils by Wayne Vansant, inks by Geof Isherwood, colors and letters by Phil Felix

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Hey Heathcliff, where's your helmet that says "TURKEY"?


cover of Heathcliff #55 (Marvel, January 1991), artist uncredited and unknown (George Wildman?)

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Part 6: He seems to have an invisible touch

The Joker is invisible (highlight that space for the answer!) and causing mayhem at the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Maybe it should be called novemberhem?


from Detective Comics #138 (DC/national, August 1948), script by Bill Finger (?), pencils and inks by Dick Sprang

Luckily, the Batman, the Most Realistic Crime-Fighting Character in Comics, also takes an invisibility formula and pursues the Joker up a giant parade balloon of himself! Man, you gotta admire the Batman franchise for not getting silly until 1966, right? When both are captured, Robin detects which one is the real Batman um, you could feel for which on has on a mask and pointy ears) by asking one question! What do you think that question was?


Q: "Who's the greatest criminal henchman of them all?"

A: "Gabe!"


from the Batman and Robin serial (Columbia, 1949), directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet; riffed by Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax

Thanksgiving Day: Cruel practical jokes of the barnyard


from "Down on the Farm" in Four Color #601 (Dell, November 1954), pencils and inks by Don Gunn

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1887: Ow! That ball's not soft at all!

Softball was invented on Thanksgiving Day, 1887! What, they hadn't invented football yet? (Answer: yes! On November 6, 1869.)


from "Moose's Odd and Amazing Sports Reports" in Archie #515 (Archie, December 2001), script by Mike Pellowski, pencils by Rex Lindsey

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Golden Corral's New Slogan


from Green Lantern/Green Arrow (1960 series) #93 (DC, February 1977), script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Mike Grell, inks by Terry Austin, letters by Milt Snapinn (?)

Today in Comics History, Thanksgiving Day: Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrim


from 1. Super DC Calendar 1976 (DC, 1975);
2. Mighty Marvel Calendar 1979 (Marvel, 1978);
3-4. Marvel Age #59 and 94 (Marvel, February 1988 and November 1990), text by Mike Carlin (#59) and Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter (#95), pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Paul Becton (#59) and Renee Witterstaetter (#95)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Today in Comics History, November 23, 2001: Pornography discreetly purchased


from The Filth #1 (DC/Vertigo, August 2002), script by Grant Morrison, pencils by Chris Weston, inks by Gary Erskine, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, letters by Clem Robins

Today in Comics History, November 23: Happy birthday, Sol Harrison!

Born on this day in 1917: Sol Harrison, longtime art director, production manager and colorist at DC Comics.


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




Today in Comics History, November 23: Happy birthday, Eduardo Risso!

Born on this day: comics artist Eduardo Risso, frequent collaborator and co-creator with writer Brian Azzarello on titles like 100 Bullets, Moonshine, Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance, Batman: Broken City, plus the Batman serial in Wednesday Comics, and the founder of the Argentine comic convention Crack Bang Boom!


from Heartthrobs #3 (DC/Vertigo, March 1999)

Happy birthday, Eduardo!

Today in Comics History, November 23, 1963: Sonny's plans to shoot the President are put on ice


from Regarding the Matter of Oswald's Body #3 (Boom!, January 2022), script by Christopher Cantwell, pencils and inks by Luca Casalanguida, colors by Giada Marchisio, letters by AndWorld Design

Today in Comics History, November 23, 1963: The 'Nam crosses over with Ernie Bushmiller's comic strip


from The 'Nam #43 (Marvel, April 1990), script by Chuck Dixon, pencils and inks by Wayne Vansant, colors and letters by Phil Felix

Today in Comics History, November 23, 1849: Invention of the dictionary takes a weird turn


from "The Doctor Is Missing" in Headline Comics v.2 #11 (23) (Prize, March 1947), script by Joe Simon and/or Jack Kirby (?), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Simon (?), letters by Howard Ferguson

Today in Comics History, November 23: Happy birthday, Carl Gafford!

#BoTD: comics writer, editor and colorist Carl Gafford (Legion of Super-Heroes, Justice League of America, All-Star Squadron, Suicide Squad, World's finest Comics, What If...?, Savage She-Hulk, Micronautsand more)!

Carl is on this photo cover! I believe he's the guy in blue (not Supes)...?


cover of Superman #289 (DC, July 1975), photograph by Jack Adler, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Bob Oksner, colors by Tatjana Wood




Today in Comics History, November 23, 1963: World's Smartest Man totally forgets to watch the premiere of Doctor Who


from Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4 (DC, January 2013), script by Len Wein, pencils and inks by Jae Lee, colors by June Chung, letters by John Workman

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Today in Comics History, November 22, 1992: See, Rorschach, was the end of the world so hard to remember?


from Doomsday Clock #12 (DC, February 2020), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Gary Frank, colors by Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leigh

Today in Comics History, November 22, 3022: Well, that's what happens when you let Ma Hunkel retire


from The New Golden Age #1 one-shot (DC, January 2023); script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Diego Olortegui, J. P. Mayer, Scott Hanna, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, Todd Nauck, Scott Kolins, Viktor Bogdanović, Brandon Peterson, and/or Gary Frank; colors by Nick Filardi, John Kalisz, Matt Herms, Jordan Boyd, and/or Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leig

Today in Comics History Future, November 22, Ten Years from Now: Geez, Geoff Johns, if you love November 22 so much, why doncha marry it?


from The New Golden Age #1 one-shot (DC, January 2023); script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Diego Olortegui, J. P. Mayer, Scott Hanna, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, Todd Nauck, Scott Kolins, Viktor Bogdanović, Brandon Peterson, and/or Gary Frank; colors by Nick Filardi, John Kalisz, Matt Herms, Jordan Boyd, and/or Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leig

Today in Comics History, November 22, 1976: Even Dr. Fate can barely afford deductible and co-pay


from The New Golden Age #1 one-shot (DC, January 2023); script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Diego Olortegui, J. P. Mayer, Scott Hanna, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, Todd Nauck, Scott Kolins, Viktor Bogdanović, Brandon Peterson, and/or Gary Frank; colors by Nick Filardi, John Kalisz, Matt Herms, Jordan Boyd, and/or Brad Anderson, letters by Rob Leig

Today in Comics History, November 22, 1940: Hollywoodland sign bombed on a day that will live in infamy, but not quite a infamously as that day a year and a couple weeks later


from "Justice Society: Past is Prologue" in Stargirl Spring Break Special one-shot (DC, July 2021), script by Geoff Johns, pencils and inks by Bryan Hitch, colors by Alex Sinclair, letters by Rob Leigh

Today in Comics History, November 22: Happy birthday, George Eliot!

Born on this day in 1819: rugged he-man ultra-masculine writer George Eliot, the guy who wrote such manly testosterone-filled adventure tales as Silas Marner, Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss!


covers of Classics Illustrated #55 (Gilberton, January 1949), (L) art by Henry Kiefer, and (R) artist unknown

Oh. I seem to have made another one of my silly mistakes.


from Classics Illustrated #55; creators uncredited and unknown

Anyway, happy birthday to you, George Eliot, ya big lug, you! Slam a couple beers for me!




from "Alias George Eliot" in Real Life Comics #47 (Pines, February 1949), scripter and artists uncredited and unknown, letters by Ed Hamilton