Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 21: You'll get a big delight in every bite of Hostess Pumpkin Pies


Panel from "A Real Halloween Goblin" in Sugar and Spike #55 (October-November 1964); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Monday, October 20, 2014

YOU ARE WRONG

Let's take a moment to point out that YOU ARE WRONG.

Hey, guy calling David Mazzucchelli's artwork in Batman: Year One "atrocious...trash...****..."


From the letter column of Batman #408 (June 1987)

YOU ARE WRONG



Tom Jones (from Scotland, not the more famous Tom Jones from Wales) thinks the art of Bob Brown is better than Jack Kirby:


From the letter column of Challengers of the Unknown #36 (February-March 1964)

YOU ARE WRONG



Here's a reader who appears to think Cable>Doop.


From the letter column of X-Statix #10 (June 2003)

YOU ARE WRONG



Guy who wrote into Starlog thinking he's being all clever about Alien:


From the letter column of Starlog #29 (December 1979)

YOU ARE WRONG



So, remember:


Panels from "The Malay Penguin!" in Detective Comics #473 (November 1977), script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Marshall Rogers, inks by Terry Austin, colors by Jerry Serpe, letters by Milt Snapinn

YOU ARE WRONG


A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 20: I'm walking backwards for Halloween


Panel from "Sugar and Spike Tackle Halloween" in Sugar and Spike #31 (October-November 1960); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 19: The Haunting Return of Same Story, Different Cover

Left: cover of Sugar and Spike #55 (October-November 1964); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer
Right: completely redrawn cover of Sugar and Spike #89 (October-November 1971); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer
(Click picture to giant gourd-size)

And here's the #98 version is again as a widescreen pin-up on the back of a DC reprint digest!:


Back cover illustration from The Best of DC: Blue Ribbon Digest #29 (October 1983); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 18: The Adventures of Pumpkinhead and Barrel Boy



"Trick or Treat Pint-Size Pin-Ups" in Sugar and Spike #37 (October-November 1961); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today in Comics History: Secret super-villain organization has real cool letterhead logo


Detail of intro page from Digitek #4 (Marvel UK, March 1993), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

Today in Comics History: Happy birthday, puny Banner



Panels from New Avengers (2013 series) #23 (October 2014), script by Jonathan Hickman, pencils and inks by Kevin Walker, colors by Frank Martin, letters by Joe Caramagna

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 17: The Cats-in-Jammies Kids


Panels from "Sugar and Spike Turn into a Pair of Halloween Cats!" in Sugar and Spike #61 (October-November 1965); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

AWAY FROM KEYBOARD

In the meantime, please enjoy The World's Greatest Combination of Publicity Still and Photo Caption.


from Starlog #2 (November 1976)

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 16: You can't always get what you want


Panels from "Halloween Magic" in Sugar and Spike #67 (October-November 1966); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today in Comics History: Seven made-up words are used for the first time


Detail of intro page from Digitek #3 (Marvel UK, February 1993), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

Today in Comics History: Lion, tiger, and Army officer are combined into a single deadly letter-writing machine


Intro page from Digitek #1 (Marvel UK, December 1992), script by John Tomlinson and Andy Lanning

A Sugar and Spike Halloween, Night 15: Boys and girls of every age / Wouldn't you like to see something strange?


Panels from "Sugar and Spike Tackle Halloween" in Sugar and Spike #31 (October-November 1960); script, pencils, and inks by Sheldon Mayer