Friday, March 31, 2017

Today in Comics History: Dr. Benton Quest has just seen the first Iron Man movie

Panels from newuniversal: 1959 #1 (September 2008), script by Kieron Gillen, pencils and inks by Greg Scott and Kody Chamberlain, colors by Val Staples, letters by Ed Dukeshire

Today in Comics History: Subscribers line up in droves to get cheap issues of Cybernauts

Subscription ad from X-Factor #3 (April 1986)

Today in Comics History: The first March 31st Fools gag ever played

Hey hey hey Baxter Building Boosters! What day is it?

Panels from "that night..." in Marvel Fanfare #15 (July 1984); script, pencils, inks, and colors by Barry Windsor-Smith, letters by Jim Novak


Still, it was worth it for perhaps one of the finest Thing/Torch stories ever, right?

The moral of this story: don't do April Fool's Day gags a day early. This means you, George Takei.

Today in Comics History: In the New Universe, weeks become days, and they run in reverse

Panels from The Draft one-shot (July 1988), script by Mark Gruenwald and Fabian Nicieza; pencils by Herb Trimpe; inks by Kyle Baker, Mike Gustovich, Klaus Janson, Lee Weeks, and Keith Williams; colors by Michael Higgins; letters by Jim Novak

Wait, is it March 31 or two weeks before March 29?!? The world may never know.