Thursday, July 02, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 183: Archie's Generic Celebrities in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

I'm still pretty busy picking up all the confetti and streamers from my birthday party yesterday, so in order to catch up, here's a guest submission for 365 Days of Star Wars Comics, sent in by my good pal Mister Mike Sterling. Thanks, Mike! He's sent me a cover that I can only describe as another entry in the long list of Archie's Generic Celebrities: Not Actually Threepio and Artoo!

Cover of Mad House #111 (February 1978), artist uncredited

Thanks again, Mike! A slice of day-old birthday cake is being emailed to you now as we speak!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Today in Comics History: Captain Steve Cory totally lies about NASA's "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day"

Panel from Star Trek (IDW 2011 series) #34 (June 2014); script by Mike Johnson;, pencils by Joe Corroney; inks by Joe Corroney, Victor Moya, and Rob Doan, colors by Sakti Yuwomo, letters by Neil Uyetake

Today in Comics History: Ted Is Not Sure

Panels from The Dreaming #6 (November 1996); script by Peter Hogan; pencils, inks, and letters by Steve Parkhouse; colors by Daniel Vozzo

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 182: Happy Birthday from the Dark Side

Today's my birthday! So let's have a big galactic-sized party blow-out!

Panels from "Best Birthday Ever" in Star Wars Tales #16 (June 2003); script by Tod C. Parkhill, pencils by Joey Mason, inks by Howard Shum, colors by Joey Mason, letters by Steve Dutro

The 1987 2015 Marvel Age Calendar for Jumpin' June!

July 1987 calendar from the back cover of Marvel Age #55 (October 1987),
script by Mike Carlin, pencils and inks by Ron Zalme, colors by Paul Becton
(Click picture to Julyzilla-size!)

"Yo, Juliana Ferriter, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Bully's birthday is on July First too! One of the best little stuffed bulls of all time!"

Bully sketch by Ming Doyle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 181: Do you still get a birthday if you were conceived by the Force?

Hey, tomorrow's my birthday! Don't forget, now!

Panels from "Lunch Break" in Star Wars Tales #16 (June 2003); script, pencils, inks, colors, and letters by Jonathan Adams

Monday, June 29, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 180: It's in holographic form now but Lucas still won't release the original cut

Panels from Star Wars: Legacy (2013 xeries) #12 (February 2014), script by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, pencils and inks by Gabriel Hardman, colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Michael Heisler

Sunday, June 28, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 179: Darth Vader: Tough on starships, tougher on cities

Cover of Star Wars: Rebellion #8 (July 2007), pencils and inks by Luke Ross, colors by Wil Glass

Saturday, June 27, 2015

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 178: Pull tab to defeat Imperial Empire

Panels from Star Wars: Battle of the Bounty Hunters: The Pop-Up Comic Book one-shot (July 1996); script by Ryder Windham, painted art by Christopher Moeller, letters by Ellie de Ville
(Click picture to Jabba-poppin'-up-right-at-you-size)

Friday, June 26, 2015

There Is Hope in Crime Alley

Panel (mildly tweaked by me) from The Brave and the Bold (1955 series) #102 (June-July 1972);
script by Bob Haney; pencils, inks, and letters by Jim Aparo

The conclusion to 2015's "There Is No Hope in Crime Alley" will appear tomorrow.

Love wins.

I'm going to postpone the final day of this year's "There Is No Hope in Crime Alley" until tomorrow, folks, which may seem like bat-sacrilege, but I think there's something much more important to commemorate today. Altho' it's of course not the end of the discussion — there will be battles both social and political to come, I'm sure — it's a triumph and a celebration for today. We all should be dancing in the streets, because we all win when love does. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.

Panels from Astonishing X-Men (2004 series) #51 (August 2012); script by Marjorie Liu, pencils by Mike Perkins; inks by Mike Perkins and Andrew Hennessy; colors by Andy Troy, Jim Charalampidis, and Rachelle Rosenberg; letters by Joe Caramagna, Corey Petit, and Clayton Cowles

365 Days of Star Wars Comics, Day 177: Obi-Wan Can't-Obi

Panels from "The Return of Ben Kenobi" in the Star Wars syndicated comic strip (June 23, 1980), script by Archie Goodwin, pencils and inks by Al Williamson