Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today in Comics History: Phil is thoroughly sick of Bob's elephant impression


Panel from newuniversal: 1959 #2 (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: Iron Fist is seen off by sentient Brillo Pad


Panel from Iron Fist (1975 series) #6 (August 1976), script by Chris Claremont, pencils by John Byrne, inks by Frank Chiaramonte, letters by Karen Mantlo

365 Days of Defiance, Day 119: Snappy Answers to Nazi Questions


Panels from Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip #3 (October 2010); script, figure pencils, and inks by Karl Kesel; background pencils by Rich Ellis; colors by Ben Dimagmaliw; letters by Jared K. Fletcher

Friday, April 28, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 118: Rap Battle from Hell

It's the Sandman and his cool slouch hat against the hell-demon who stole his hell-met. But they're not gonna arm wrestle or play chess or even Gnip-Gnop (funnest game on Earth!)...they have agreed to a battle of words. First off: "Yo' mama so fat..." Oh wait, it's a little more civilized than that.


Panels from The Sandman (1989 series) #4 (April 1989), script by Neil Gaiman, pencils by Sam Kieth, inks by Mike Dringenberg, colors by Robbie Busch, letters by Todd Klein

The purpose of the game is to name something that can destroy whatever the opponent says. Personally, I'm all for using Megaweapon, but Dream and Dreamon Choronzon are playing on a much more intellectual plane.


C'mon, somebody say "your mom" already!


OOH HE CAN'T TAKE IT THERE!


"Oh dear," says Choronzon, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

So remember: when you need the most powerful weapon of them all against the forces of hell, use HOPE!


Oh, and the other guy, too.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today in Comics History: Look, comics, I don't care what you do in your spare time, but I'mma gonna go read Squirrel Girl


Panels from Carnage (2016 series) #6 (May 2016), script by Gerry Conway, pencils and inks by Mike Perkins, colors by Andy Troy, letters by Joe Sabino

365 Days of Defiance, Day 117: Well, he said "give it to me!"



Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes #125 (March 2000), script by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, pencils by Angel Unzueta, inks by Jaime Mendoza, colors by Tom McCraw, letters by Comicraft

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today in Comics History: The verdict is given on Ed Wood's Plan Nine from Outer Space


Panel from newuniversal: 1959 #2 (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: Official debut of that weird-ass font they use for Thor's dialogue


Panel from Carnage (2016 series) #6 (May 2016), script by Gerry Conway, pencils and inks by Mike Perkins, colors by Andy Troy, letters by Joe Sabino

365 Days of Defiance, Day 116: Hail NO, Hydra


Panels from Captain America: Hail Hydra #1 (March 2011), script by Jonathan Maberry, pencils and inks by Sergio Cariello, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Joe Caramagna

Today in Comics History: The Cinga rescues Orson Welles


Panel from Carnage (2016 series) #6 (May 2016), script by Gerry Conway, pencils and inks by Mike Perkins, colors by Andy Troy, letters by Joe Sabino

Today in Comics History: Really bright background suddenly helps hide rotoscoping of building in foreground


Page from newuniversal: 1959 #2 (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: Christopher Cross finally comes up with a title for that song he's been writing


Panel from Carnage (2016 series) #6 (May 2016), script by Gerry Conway, pencils and inks by Mike Perkins, colors by Andy Troy, letters by Joe Sabino

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 115: I will not eat them, stalk or root. I do not like them, I am Groot.




Panels from Guardians of the Galaxy (2015 series) #16 (March 2017), script by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and inks by Valerio Schiti, colors by Richard Isanove, letters by Cory Petit, I am Groot.

Monday, April 24, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 114: Revealed: the surprise ending of Secret Empire


Panels from Freedom Fighters (1976 series) #8 (May-June 1977), script by Bob Rozakis, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Jack Abel

Sunday, April 23, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 113: The blood a hero sire hath spent still nerves a hero son


Page from Captain America (1968 series) #254 (February 1981), co-plot and script by Roger Stern, co-plot and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Josef Rubinstein, colors by Bob Sharen, letters by Joe Rosen