Friday, March 08, 2024

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Today in Comics History, March 7: Happy birthday, Alan Weiss!

Born on this day: Alan Weiss, comics book and artist (Steelgrip Starkey, Our Love Story, My Love, Tom Strong, The Avengers, Daredevil, Sub-Mariner, Amazing Spider-Man, KISS, Daring Escapes, National Lampoon and more)!

from (left) The Mighty Marvel Calendar 1979 (Marvel, 1978);
(right) from Marvel Age 51 and 87 (Marvel, June 1987 and April 1990); text by Mike Carlin (#51) and Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter (#87); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by Paul Becton (#51) and Gregory Wright (#87)

Wednesday, March 06, 2024

What's Bully Reading? 2024 #19: Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack

It's been a while since I read a Star Trek novel — I haven't followed them since the Novelverse was destroyed in order to put the Paramount+'s post-Nemesis canon TV timeline in its place — but this was a pretty good one. It's a prequel to the first season of Picard (and made me appreciate that season a lot more) that fills in the details and the history of the Romulan star's destruction and Picard's attempts to provid escape and harbor to the Romulans on their affected, soon-to-die worlds.

Today in Comics History, March 6: Happy birthday, Al Milgrom!

Born on this day: Al Milgrom, writer, penciller, inker, and editor for too many comics to list from Marvel, DC, Archie, Dark Horse, Atlas/Seaboard and the proverbial many more!

from The Mighty Marvel Calendar 1976, 1977 and 1978 (Marvel, 1975, 1976, and 1977)

from Marvel Age #27, 51, 87, 99, and 111 (Marvel, June 1985, June 1987, April 1990, April 1991, and April 1992); text by Jim Salicrup (#27), Mike Carlin (#51), Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter (#87 and 99), and Mike Lackey (#111); pencils and inks by Ron Zalme; colors by George Roussos (#27), Paul Becton (#51), Gregory Wright (#87), and Renee Witterstaetter (#99)

Today in Comics History, March 6: Happy birthday, Kieron Dwyer!

Born on this day: Kieron Dwyer, comics artist on Captain America, The Avengers, Action Comics, Classic X-Men, Sea of Red, Lobo: A Contract on Gawd, and more!

from Marvel Age #99 (Marvel, April 1991), text by Chris Eliopoulis and Barry Dutter, art by Ron Zalme, colors by Renee Witterstaetter

Happy birthday, Kieron!

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: "Whaddaya mean, I'm in your space?"

Now Playing: Madonna's Ray of Light

You know, I think this girl wants to shock us.

Bully Eats Food: A homemade lunch

John made me lunch! Chicken salad and Swiss on a pretzel roll, Hot 'n' Spicy Cheese-It's, and Dr Pepper Strawberries and Cream Zero Sugar!

Since I am wearing my kilt this week, I asked him for haggis, but he said the bodega was out of sheeps' stomachs.

Monday, March 04, 2024

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: More songs to embarrass my cat

Made up a new song to sing to Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛

🎶 Where's the cat, she's under the bed
Under the bed with a funny-shaped head
She's not here or even there
She's under the bed in her underwear! 🎶

(response from Kitty: critical glare)

Uncle Owen, this Klein bottle is defective

Also on my walk today, I discovered the entrance to the Keebler Factory. I'm waitin' here until they let the day shift out and then I'm gonan sneak in. Those cookies shall be mine.

Sunday, March 03, 2024

Kitty Pryde 🐈‍⬛: The Neighborhood Watch

Evening update:

Today in Comics History, March 3, 1944: Once again, Griffy is confused by Zippy's fan mail

from Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist (Fantagraphics, September 2015), by Bill Griffith