Sunday, December 03, 2023

Today in Comics History, December 3, 1982: Sergio Aragonés Kills Marty Feldman

from "I Killed Marty Feldman" in Solo #11 (DC, August 2006); script, pencils, and inks by Sergio Aragonés; letters by Stan Sakai

As you might suspect from the title of the story, Marty Feldman died the night before, December 2, of a heart attack. Sergio feared that he'd killed him by surprising him while wearing a police uniform for a movie role. (See more in this post.) Graham Chapman was with Marty when he passed away, and he would have probably mentioned it, so I think you're innocent, Sergio.

Today in Comics History, December 3: Happy birthday, Anna Sten!

Born on this day in 1908 (probably): actress Anna Sten (Nana, The Man I Married , So Ends Our Night, They Came to Blow Up America, Let's Live a Little and more). She made her premiere in comics only three months after Superman!...

from "Stars on Parade" in Jumbo Comics #1 (Fiction House, September 1938), text by Toni Blum as Toni Rossett, pencils and inks by Bill Bossert as Lora Lane

...and then never appeared in a comic book again.

Happy birthday, Anna! I'm betting your huge comic book comeback is merely a few weeks away.