Friday, June 02, 2023

Today in Comics History, June 2: Happy birthday, Edward Elgar!

Born on this day in 1857: Sir Edward Elgar, England's favorite singer-songwriter after Cliff Richards, and composer of such masterpieces as the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Salut d'amour, Serenade for Strings, the Cadbury Cream Egg jingle, and lots more. But Elgar kept himself so busy writing tunes and ditties that he didn't have time to star in any comic books, even Charlton Comics's E-Man. Here's the closest thing I could find: Merry Marvel mutants Mister Sinister and Destiny discuss Elgar's Nimrod (mighty hunter variety, not Elmer Fudd type) while sitting there, I dunno, Solsbury Hill or somethin'.

from Immortal X-Men #1 (Marvel, May 2022), script by Kieron Gillen, pencils and inks by Lucas Werneck, colors by David Curiel, letters by Clayton Cowles

Happy birthday, Sir Edward! Get off yer arse and star in more comic books, won'tcha?

1 comment:

Smurfswacker said...

Another of those newspapers (books, comics) that print their headline on the last page, so we can view it when the person reading the paper is facing panel right. Or maybe it's a translation of a manga newspaper.