Sunday, April 26, 2015

Today in Comics History: History momentarily distracts Veronica Lodge from shopping


Panel from "The Missing Monument" in Tales from Riverdale Digest #28 (June 2008), pencils by Bob Bolling, inks by Chic Stone, letters by Bill Yoshida

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 116: Focus Group Testing in the Star Wars Universe


Panels from "A Death Star is Born" in Star Wars Tales #4 (June 2000), script by Kevin Rubio, pencils and inks by Lucas Marangon, colors by Dave Nestelle, letters by Vickie Williams

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Today in Comics History: Nick Fury and Bruce Banner play a game of "Horrifying Trivial Pursuit"


Panels from Incredible Hulk (2000 series) #89 (January 2006), script by Daniel Way, pencils and inks by Keu Cha, colors by William Murai, letters by Randy Gentile

Today in Comics History Future: Worlds will live, worlds will die, but newspapers will still be around


from The Flash "Pilot" (October 7, 2014), script by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, directed vt David Nutter

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 115: For those of us who have never gotten over our Carrie Fisher crush


Cover of Princess Leia #1 (May 2015), pencils by Terry Dodson, inks and colors by Rachel Dodson

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today in Comics History: New Orleans only temporarily stops serving alcohol


Panel from "Brother Against Brother" in Attack #54 (Charlton, October 1958), script by Joe Gill (?), pencils and inks by Sid Check

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 114: George Lucas finally writes convincing dialogue


Panels from Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #2 (November 1993), script by Tom Veitch, pencils by Chris Gossett, inks by Mike Barreiro, colors by Pamela Rambo, letters by Willie Schubert

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today in Comics History: Milton Bradley invents the game "Battleship"


Panel from "Log of the Snorkel Wolf Pack" in Atomic War! #3 (February 1953), pencils and inks by Sol Brodsky (?), with Keuffel & Esser Leroy lettering

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 113: A rare Star Wars universe cameo appearance by Man-E-Faces


Panels from Star Wars: Republic #47 (November 2002), script by John Ostrander, pencils by C.P. Smith, inks by Jasen Rodriguez, colors and letters by Joe Wayne

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today in Comics History: Lenin read a book by Marx, which he got for his birthday

PREVIOUSLY: on Marvel's Today in Comics History™:


Panel from Batman #447 (May 1990), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza

Yesterday was the Day Before Lenin's Birthday, which makes today...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR VLADIMIR ILYICH ULYANOV BETTER KNOWN TO THE WORLD AS LENIN


Say, in celebration of Ol' Beardy, let's look at little-known-Lenin-fact #1917: Lenin was killed by an alien.


Panel from the Timequake story in Starlord Summer Special 1978 (1978), script by Willie Patterson, pencils and inks by John Cooper, letters by Steve Potter

But luckily, for the rest of his career he was impersonated by a shape-hanging alien princess.


It's just like they always say: if you say you want a revolution, you need Lennon Lenin!


So anyway: happy birthday to Lenin, The Second-to-Last Man on Earth!


Panels from Y: The Last Man #55 (May 2007), script by Brian K. Vaughan, pencils by Pia Guerra, inks by José Maryann Jr., colors by Zylonol, letters by Clem Robins

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 112: Jabba really loves his chocolate pudding



Panels from Star Wars (1977 Marvel series) #88 (October 1984), script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Bob McLeod, inks by Tom Palmer, colors by Julianna Ferriter, letters by Rick Parker

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today in Comics History: Happy Lenin's Birthday Eve


Panel from Batman #447 (May 1990), script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Adrienne Roy, letters by John Costanza

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 111: Hot Naked Droid Action


Panels from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Manga #1 (December 1999); script, pencils, and inks by Kia Asamiya; letters by Tom Orzechowski

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today in Comics History: f u cn rd ths, u cn bcm th flsh


Splash page from "A Day in the Life of the Flash" in Bizarro World graphic novel (February 2005), script by Eddie Campbell; pencils, inks, and letters by by Paul Grist; colors by Phil Elliott

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 110: Cones of Shame in the Star Wars Universe


from the Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip (April 25, 2014), script and art by Mike Peters