Saturday, September 24, 2016

Today in Comics History: Andy Warhol plots his escape from The Village


Page from "Notes from the Underground" in Miracleman by Gaiman and Buckingham #3 (December 2015), script by Neil Gaiman, pencils by Mark Buckingham, inks and colors by Sam Parsons, letters by Wayne Truman

Today in Comics History: Doc Brown runs his time machine directly into a wild bear


Panel from Back to the Future (IDW 2015 series) #10 (July 2016), story by John Barber and Bob Gale, script by John Barber, pencils by Marcello Ferreira and Athila Fabbio, inks by Marcello Ferreira, Athila Fabbio, and Toni Doya, colors by Jose Luis Rio and Diego Rodriguez, letters by Shawn Lee

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 231: One of Thomas Pynchon's lesser-known works

In the middle of scouring (well, not literally, as I haven't got a scrubby sponge) my British comics annuals for pop culture and comic book board games, I found this treat: a Spider-Man prose story featuring, and with a picture of, J. Jonah Jameson! Or, as he's called in the UK: Jamesoun.


Page from text story "Eight Legs Hath the Spider!" in Spider-Man Annual 1985 (Grandreams Ltd. UK, 1984), creators unknown

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today in Comics History: Terry Austin gets his share of that sweet, sweet Uncanny X-Men money


Panels from "Terry Austin's Famous Inker's School Talent Test" What The—?! #2 (September 1988); script by Terry Austin; pencils by Terry Austin, Bret Blevins, and Fred Hembeck; inks by Terry Austin

Monday, August 22, 2016

Today in Comics History: Banksy strikes during the California Spanish Mission era



Panels from Django/Zorro #5 (March 2015), story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, pencils and inks by Esteve Polls, colors by Brennan Wagner, letters Simon Bowland

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Today in Comics History: Popeye's pappy and chile stay in the water so long their forearms swell up

Poopdeck Pappy and Swee'Pea take a bath every Saturday the 20th, whether they need it or not.


Cover of Classic Popeye #13 (August 2013), pencils and inks by Bud Sagendorf; reprinted from Popeye #13 (Dell, June 1950), of which I can't find a good cover scan that isn't all written over

Golly, I wonder if I can get my bathtime frequency down to that!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Today in Comics History: Neil deGrasse Tyson exacts his terrible revenge




Panels from Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1 (May 2016); adapted from the video game story by Bob Gale, Michael Stemmle, Andy Hartzell, and Jonathan Straw; adapted by Bob Gale and Erik Burnnham; script by Erik Burnham; pencils and inks by Alan Robinson; colors by Maria Santrolalla; letters by Shawn Lee

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 230: Totally Airwolf


Panels from Deadpool (2016 series) #14 (October 2016), script by Gerry Duggan, pencils by Mike Hawthorne, inks by Terry Pallot, colors by Jordie Bellaire, letters by Joe Sabino

Today in Comics History: Marty McFly travels through time to watch the first Merry Melodie cartoon*


Panel from Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1 (May 2016); adapted from the video game story by Bob Gale, Michael Stemmle, Andy Hartzell, and Jonathan Straw; adapted by Bob Gale and Erik Burnnham; script by Erik Burnham; pencils and inks by Alan Robinson; colors by Maria Santrolalla; letters by Shawn Lee


* "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!" was the first Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Rudolf Ising of Harman and Ising. It was originally released in August 1931.



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Today in Comics History: El Marko is Invented



Page from The Black Monday Murders #1 (August 2016), script by Jonathan Hickman, pencils and inks by Tomm Coker, colors by Michael Garland, letters by Rus Wooten


366 Days with J. Jonah Jameson, Day 229: Those were the days, my Spider-Friend


Panel from Amazing Spider-Man (2015 series) #15 (September 2016), script by Dan Slott and Christos Gage, pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli, inks by Cam Smith, colors by Marte Gracia, letters by Joe Caramagna