Saturday, April 22, 2023

Little Stuffed Kitty Pryde: Depressed

Not as depressed as yesterday but still a little depressed.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Today in Comics History, August 21, 2010, 7:25 AM: Comic books take you to exciting locations! Paris! Bangkok! Poughkeepsie!

from Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (2010 series) #3 (Dark Horse, October 2010), script by Jim Shooter, pencils and inks by Roger Robinson, colors by Wes Dzioba, letters by Blambot!

Today in Comics History, April 21, 1945: Hitler's only smart wartime realization

from Last Days of the Justice Society Special #1 one-shot (DC, July 1986), Script co-plot and script by (who else than) Roy Thomas, co-plot by Dann Thomas; pencils by David Ross, inks by Mike Gustovich, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by David Cody Weiss

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: We'll be home today, Kitty!

Hooray! We're going home from Florida today and we'll see the real Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ soon! I think she is excited about it.

(Photograph by Erin, our excellent cat-sitter!)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Little Stuffed Kitty Pryde Eats Food: Culver's Restaurant

So, me and John and Randi drove to Wisconsin today!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: Hidin' Under the Bed

Here's a photo of Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ from our catsitter while we're away in Florida. We'll be home in a few days! See you soon, Kitty! We miss you somethin' fierce!

Today in Comics History, April 18, 1933: Blimp immediately explodes

from "The Jinx That Rode the Skies" in Ghosts (1971 series) #23 (DC, February 1974), pencils and inks by Sam Glanzman

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, April 18, 1958: You're three years too early to read your kid an issue of Fantastic Four, so sure, your old college yearbook is probably just as much fun

from Fantastic Four (2023 series) #1/694 (Marvel, January 2023), script by Ryan North, pencils and inks by Iban Coello, colors by Jesus Aburtov, letters by Joe Caramagna

Monday, April 17, 2023

Today in Comics History, April 17: Happy birthday, Jiro Kuwata!

Born on this day in 1935: manga artist Jiro Kuwata, creator of Maboroshi Tantei (Phantom Detective), 8 Man, Ultra Seven, and of course the delightful Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga in the pages of Sonen King. Now translated and published in the US, it allows us us all to experience the wonders of that manga, including the gloriously bizarre villain Lord Death Man!

from Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga vol. 2 (DC, September 2015); script, pencils, and inks by η”°δΊŒιƒŽ (Jiro Kuwata); translation by Sheldon Drzka

Happy birthday, Kuwata Jirō!

Today in Comics History, April 17: Happy birthday, Edna M. Staples!

Born on this day in 1918: a very happy birthday today to Edna M. Staples, better known to the comics-reading world as the gramma of Avenger and New Warrior Rage! And she is not putting up with any of your shenanigans, young man!

from Avengers (1963 series) #330 (Marvel, March 1991), script by Larry Hama, breakdowns by Paul Ryan, finishes by Tom Palmer, colors by Nel Yomtov, letters by Bill Oakley