Friday, March 10, 2023

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: The crossed paws get me every time


Today in Comics History, March 10, 1910 and/or 1945: Happy birthday, Kenny Point, whichever year it is


from "The Idol of Millions" in House of Mystery (1951 series) #297 (DC, October 1981), script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Denys Cowan, inks by Tony DeZuniga, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by Todd Klein

This post was suggested by faithful reader and frequent commenter Blam, who's provided a lot of date references in comics that I'll spotlight throughout 2023 in this series. Thanks, Blam!

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 9: Fiery, intense comic book passion the way you like it!


from "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman" in Movie Love #11 (Eastern Color, October 1951), creators uncredited and unknown

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: Laptop pal


Today in Comics History, March 9: This is not the time or place to type up your espionage novel, Geri Hamilton!


from "Hong Kong" in Extra! (1955 series) #2 (EC, May 1955), pencils and inks by Reed Crandall, colors by Marie Severin

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 8, 1980: Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Nothing


from "Some Place Where the Sun Don't Shine" in House of Mystery (1951 series) #282 (DC, July 1980), script by Bob Ingersoll, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by John Celardo, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by Shelly Leferman

This post was suggested by faithful reader and frequent commenter Blam, who's provided a lot of date references in comics that I'll spotlight throughout 2023 in this series. Thanks, Blam!

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: We're all banking on her

Randi asked me if I had a place to put change.

Me: "Yes! On my cat."



Hence, the popular phrase


Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 7: Doc Savage discovers the world's most boring strip cartoon


from Doc Savage (1988 series) #22 (DC, August 1990), script by Mike W. Barr, pencils by Rod Whigham, inks by Steve Montano, colors by Anthony Tollin, letters by Bill Oakley

Monday, March 06, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1940: Just tell me that you want me. Tusk!


from "Weird But True" in Weird Comics #5 (Fox, August 1940), creators uncredited and unknown

This post was suggested by faithful reader and frequent commenter Blam, who's provided a lot of date references in comics that I'll spotlight throughout 2023 in this series. Thanks, Blam!

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1964: Never steal anything wet


from "Came the Spectre Shrouded in Seaweed" in Ghosts (1971 series) #89 (DC, June 1980), script by Mimai Kin, pencils and inks by Tenny Henson

This post was suggested by faithful reader and frequent commenter Blam, who's provided a lot of date references in comics that I'll spotlight throughout 2023 in this series. Thanks, Blam!

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: "What fun is it being 'cool' if you can't wear a sombrero?"

On this solemn day, let us reflect upon the final words of American hero Davy Crockett: "Thanks for giving us a lousy half-page, Star Spangled Comics."


""Remember the Alamo!"" from Star Spangled Comics #3 (DC, December 1941), by Fred Ray

"In our defense, we were kind of preoccupied this month."

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: I question the inclusion of this story in More Fun Comics



"Just Suppose" from More Fun Comics #24 (DC/Nicholson Publishing Co., September 1937), pencils by Henry Kiefer, inks by A. D. Kiefer

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: This one actually has a sort of punch line

So there's this guy, see, and he's gonna jump off the ledge of a building...


from "Poor Richard's Maniak!" in Showcase (1956 series) #69 nice (DC/National, July 1967), script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Ira Schnapp

Today in Comics History, March 6, 2995, The Alamo: And then Matter-Eater Lad ate General Santa Anna

Legionnaires was a weird comic, y'all.


from Legionnaires #28 (DC, August 1995),co-plot and script by Tom Peyer, co-plot and colors by Tom McCraw, pencils by Joyce Chin, inks by W. C. Carani, letters by Pat Brosseau

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: Alamo 2: The Legend of Davy Crockett's Gold

History tells us there were heroes at the Alamo. And then there's this here dickweed:


from "A Phantom in the Alamo" in Ghosts (1971 series) #15 (DC, June 1973), script by Carl Wessler, pencils and inks by Sam Glanzman, letters by Ben Oda




Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: Don't forget to remember to read about the Alamo

In case you're just joining us, here's some background to all the Alamo posts today!



from Fightin' Army (1956 series) #31 (Charlton, September 1959), writer uncredited and unknown

Will this be on the test later? You never know.

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: He killed a liberal raccoon to get that hat


Popsicle advertisement from Archie Comics cover-dated August 1960

Today in Comics History, March 6, 1836, The Alamo: Oh yeah? Remember this, pal!

Today in comics (and real) history: after a 13-day siege from Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the crossroads town of San Antonio de Bexar finally fell to the Mexican army, along with the Alamo. 189 Texan defenders were killed, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. Thus this day went down in history as a rallying reminder that we must "Remember the Alamo."

Thankfully, comic books won't let us forget. Today, all day, I'm gonna post exceprts from comic books that...ahem...remember the event. You have been warned: there are a lot of 'em. First up:


from "Veronica in Texas" in Veronica (1989 series) #17 (Archie, October 1991), script by Bill Golliher, pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Hy Eisman, colors by Barry Grossman, letters by Bill Yoshida

Just so's you know: most of the Alamo comics I post after this one will not feature Cheryl Blossom.

Sunday, March 05, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 5, 1953: Stalin dies: is replaced by four different new men of steel



from "See the Doomed Spirit" in Ghosts (1971 series) #82 (DC, November 1979); pencils, inks, and letters by Bill Payne; colors by Adrienne Roy

Today in Comics History, March 5: World's longest coin toss finally lands


from Batman: Killing Time #4 (DC, August 2022), script by Tom King, pencils and inks by David Marquez, colors by Alejandro SΓ‘nchez, letters by Clayton Cowles

Today in Comics History, March 5, 1770: When Johnny goes marching away from home


from Classics Illustrated #169 [Negro Americans: The Early Years] (Gilberton, Spring 1969), pencils and inks by Norman Nodel