Saturday, March 18, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 18, 1990: Sluggo art-appreciates Vermeer's The Concert

Nancy (United Feature Syndicate, March 17, 1970), by Ernie Bushmiller

I cannot tell a lie: joke provided by internet pal Cole Moore Odell! Thanks Cole!


Friday, March 17, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 17, St. Patrick's Day: Sadly, the Mitchells never had a child. Dennis exists only in Mr. Wilson's tortured mind

from "Marching Along" in Dennis the Menace Bonus Magazine Series #151 [Dennis the Menace Yearbook] (Hallden/Fawcett, April 1976), creators uncredited and unknown

Today in Comics History, March 17, St. Patrick's Day: Traditional Irish cops celebrate the holiday by accepting graft from Elvis

from Realworlds: Superman one-shot (DC, August 2000), script by Steve Vance, pencils by José Luis García-López, inks by Joe Rubinstein, colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Bob Lappan

Today in Comics History, March 17: Batman bowls billboard, brilliantly blocks baddie

from "The Challenge of the Calendar Man" in Detective Comics #239 (DC/National, September 1958), script by Bill Finger, pencils by Sheldon Moldoff, inks by Charles Paris

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 16: Only show on Hell TV seems to be Storage Wars

from "Demons" in Action Comics Weekly #639 (DC, February 21, 1989), script by Alan Grant, pencils by Mark Pacella, inks by Bill Wray, colors by Tatjana Wood, letters by John Costanza

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 15, 1949: "Hooray! I'm dead! I don't have to file my taxes!"

from "Visitor" in The Spirit Section (Register and Tribune Syndicate, March 13, 1949), script by Will Eisner and Jules Feiffer, pencils and inks by Will Eisner, letters by Abe Kanegson

Today in Comics History, March 15: Happy birthday, Skybreaker!

Born on this day in 1953, everybody's favorite* comic book baddie that sounds like a James Bond film: Skybreaker!

from Psi-Force #26 (Marvel/New Universe, December 1988), pencils by Graham Nolan

*Except for Thunderball.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: Well goodnight and sweet dreams on a blanket with your picture on it

Fun with Comics: Disney licensing executive: "We don't own a comic book company, by any chance?"

cover of Disney Villains: Maleficent #1 (Dynamite, May 2023), pencils and inks by Rebeca Puebla

Other Disney licensing executive: "Not that I know of."

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Today in Comics History, March 19: White ink on red newsprint is not the newspaper breakthrough they'd hoped

cover of Extra! (1955 series) #2 (EC, May 1955), pencils and inks by Johnny Cdraig

Today in Comics History, March 12, 1918: Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more / The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score

from "red Knight!" in Two-Fisted Tales (1950 series) #29 (EC, September 1952), script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils and inks by John Severin, colors by Marie Severin, letters by Ben Oda