Saturday, April 29, 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023

Today in Comics History, April 28: Happy birthday, Dick Ayers!

Born on this day in 1924: Dick Ayers, comics penciller/inker (Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commanders, Two-Gun Kid, Strange Tales, Rawhide Kid, Tales to Astonish, Journey into Mystery,The X-Men, The Avengers, etc.) and co-creator of the Golden Age Ghost Rider (Magazine Enterprises), Asbestos Man, Plantman, Red Raven, the Leatherneck Raiders, and Sharon Carter, and more!

from (L) Marvel Tales Annual #1 (Marvel, September 1964),
(R) Fantastic Four Annual #7 (Marvel, November 1969)

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: Her ever-changing moods

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ was being especially affectionate today, and I hate that I have to go out to the post office and leave her alone for an hour.

Luckily she had transformed completely into limp snoring fuzzy noodle mode by the time I returned.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Now Playing: Free Myself by Sophie B. Hawkins

Today in Comics History, April 26: Happy birthday, Kerry Gammill!

Happy birthday today to comics artist Kerry Gammill (Power Man and Iron Fist, Action Comics, Superman, Marvel Team-Up, Fallen Angels and more)!

from Marvel Age #57 (Marvel, December 1987); text by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Paul Becton

(See here for a less-than-complimentary homage to Kerry Gammill in the comics.)

Happy birthday, Kerry!

Today in Comics History, April 26: Happy birthday, George Tuska!

Born on this day in 1916: comic book and strip artist George Tuska, whose long career includes Iron Man, Captain Marvel, The World's Greatest Superheroes strip, Luke Cage, Crime Does Not Pay, Buck Rogers, Planet of the Apes, The Unexpected, The X-Men, Teen Titans, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and lots more!

from Fantastic Four Annual #7 (Marvel, November 1969)

Monday, April 24, 2023

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ is ecstatic we're home

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛ is very excited we're home from Florida. She's even more excited with her new green towels!

She's hocked up a hairball on this one to claim it as hers.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Today in Comics History, August 23, 2010, 6:42 PM: Jim Shooter just won't give up on that "world outside your window" concept

from Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom (2010 series) #4 (Dark Horse, November 2010), script by Jim Shooter, pencils and inks by Roger Robinson, colors by Wes Dzioba, letters by Nate Piekos

I know that's a TV, not a window, but i couldn't resist the joke.