It was a rough one, but likely no matter how bad your year was, this New Year's Eve was about to be a real disaster for his guy, as you can "plane-ly" see on this cover to Forbidden Worlds #60 (November, 1957) by Ogden Whitney.
A blog about comic books, and enjoying the stories, characters and creators of them...and occasionally subjects that relate to comic books as well.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Stan Lee 100
Remembering the man and his life (December 28, 1992 to November 12, 2018), with a group of Marvel Comics that he wrote...
...that were one hundred issues!
Strange Tales #100 (September, 1962)
The first of the Stan Lee 100 issues, with a cover drawn by Jack Kirby and inked by Steve Ditko (names that would always be there to help Stan Lee reach his heights).
Journey Into Mystery #100 (January, 1964)
Here begins a run of stories that Stan Lee would be better known for, this one featuring Thor, the god of thunder!
Tales To Astonish #100 (February, 1968)
This issue features a battle royal between the two characters, Hulk and the Sub-Mariner, that shared the title.
Captain America #100 (April, 1968)
Here, Stan Lee returns to a character he had worked on since World War II (as Captain America took over the Tales To Suspense title that he had shared with Iron Man).
Fantastic Four #100 (July, 1970)
Stan Lee's great triumphant issue 100, where he had written all the previous issues of as well, along with Jack Kirby.
Amazing Spider-Man #100 (September, 1971)
Another Stan Lee triumph, as he had written all of the issues previously, though here, he had a few artists working with him over the decades, including Steve Ditko and John Romita.
This issue was reprinted in the eleventh Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Masterwork, and in the sixth Epic Collection of that series.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Merry Christmas With Impulse
May you and yours enjoy the holiday as much as young Impulse does, opening all his gifts from Max Mercury and Helen Claiborne watch with amusement, on this cover for Impulse #34 (February, 1998) by Craig Rousseau and Wayne Faucher (the story inside isn't Christmas related, instead a time travel story, where things go wrong....).
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Merry Christmas From Harley Quinn
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
A Christmas Laugh
Friday, December 16, 2022
A Kicking Legion Christmas
...Karate Kid invited his friends, the Legion Of Super-Heroes, back from the 30th century to share some time with him at a local mall.
Sadly, it was a mall that Superman villain, the Toyman, was going to rob. This put Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Sun Boy, Colossal Boy, Princess Projectra, Cosmic Boy, Shadow Lass, Brainiac 5 and Chameleon Boy into action for the Christmas holiday, in this December 1978 entry from the DC Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters by Jim Sherman and Jack Abel.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
A Christmas Spirit
...with reprints of newspaper strips that revolve around Christmas from the 1940s and 1950s.
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Remembering Artist John Buscema
John did a lot of big art in his time at Marvel, but few were as big as these covers covering Robert E. Howard's best known character.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Celebrating Artist Jose Delbo
While he also drew Wonder Woman interior pages much more frequently, the few covers he did were stunners!
Wonder Woman #253 and #255 (March and May, 1979)
Wonder Woman #256 and #258 (June and August, 1979)
Wonder Woman #259 and #260 (September and October, 1979)
Wonder Woman #263 (January, 1980)
These covers were all inked by Dick Giordano (who drew more than a few Wonder Woman covers on his own) except for #256, which was inked by Vince Colletta, and #260, which was inked by Frank Chiaramonte!
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Party
...and what better way than with Bugs Bunny's Christmas Party #6 (November, 1955), by Ralph Heimdahl and Don McLaughlin's painted cover...
...with Bugs, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Tweety and Sylvester starting to celebrate the Christmas holiday in this Dell giant!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
The Adventures Of Private Olsen
...and he did, in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #23 (September, 1957), under this cover by Curt Swan and Ray Burnley!
The Adventures Of Private Olsen
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Charles M. Schulz 100
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Have A Fantastic Thanksgiving
Here, the cover to Fantastic Four #564 (April, 2009) by Bryan Hitch, with Reed and Sue presenting a turkey to those they love for the holiday, in a cover that is evocative of a Norman Rockwell painting (and the JSA had done one like that too, as you can see here!).
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Remembering Artist Steve Lightle
...that would later rock the Legion of Super-Heroes to its core.
Cosmic Boy #1 and #2 (December, 1986 and January, 1987)
Cosmic Boy #3 and #4 (February, 1987 and March, 1987)
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Remembering Artist Darwyn Cooke
...that of Star Spangled War Stories, featuring the G.I. Zombie, soldier Jared Kabe, who fights and dies for his country, again and again, aided by fellow soldier, Carmen King.
Star Spangled War Stories #1 and #2 (September and October, 2014)
Star Spangled War Stories #3 and #4 (December, 2014 and January, 2015)
Star Spangled War Stories #5 and #6 (February and March, 2015)
Friday, November 11, 2022
America At War - The Best Of DC War Comics
This book breaks down DC's war heroes by decade, so that's what will happen here.
Blackhawk and the Boy Commandos have been covered before, this Superman was the one who was in the JSA, and Hop Harrigan was a young pilot (who had associations with the Justice Society as well, and was America's Ace of the Airways, even being in his own movie serial).
Thankfully, Sgt. Rock, Gunner & Sarge and Mlle. Marie have all already been covered...
Tank, Enemy Ace and the War That Time Forgot all were previously covered...
...and Captain Hunter was Phil Hunter, a Green Beret looking for his brother, Nick, in 1960s Vietnam, as DC takes war beyond World War II.
Soldier, who has been covered before...
....all with the hopes of war no more.
Monday, November 7, 2022
Celebrating Artist Barry Kitson
JLA: Year One #1 (January, 1998)
JLA: Year One (#2 and #3, February and March 1998)
JLA: Year One (#4 and #5, April and May 1998)
JLA: Year One (#6 and #7, June and July 1998)
JLA: Year One (#8 and #9, August and September 1998)
JLA: Year One (#10 and #11, October and November 1998)
JLA: Year One (#12 and Deluxe Edition, December 1998 and July 2017)
These aren't Barry's only later day trips to DC's modernized Silver Age, but more later!