Sometimes a week’s comicbook reading doesn’t immediately suggest a common thread. But on consideration, the closest to a shared thread over the past seven days has been air power. Hence the examples in the modest but admiring gallery below; 1. from 1972’s The Incredible Hulk #148, by Archie Goodwin, Herb Trimpe, John Severin. and Artie […]Read More I Have Slipped The Surly Bonds: A Modest Gallery Of Fine Comicbook Pages Featuring Military Airpower.
Every week’s comics reading seems to bring its own unexpected theme. Recently, I’ve been repeatedly bumping into takes on Vikings in the stories I’ve been reading. None of them have lacked charm … 1. from 2012’s The Judas Coin by Walter Simonson with Lovern Kindzierski and John Workman. 2. from 1949’s Radio Fun Annual, creator/s […]Read More The Vikings Are Coming!: A Modest Gallery Of Comicbook Reimaginings Of Viking Age Culture.
And so, to the first of what I imagine will be, over time, but the first of many galleries of comics pages featuring dinosaurs … 1. from 1978’s Devil Dinosaur, by Jack Kirby with Mike Royer and George Roussos. 2. from Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes, from 1995’s The Calvin & Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, […]Read More I’m Sorry That I Can’t Throw A Dinosaur For You: A Modest Gallery Of Comicbook Terrible Lizards
And so, with the new week thoroughly underway, might I present a modest and hopefully beguiling gallery of just a few of the kind of places where comics characters go to live and work? 1. from 2007’s X-Factor: Life & Death Matters HB, by Peter David, Dennis Calero, Cory Petit, Jose Villarrubia et al. 2. […]Read More Secret Bases & Supposedly Secure HQs: A Modest Gallery Of The Out-Of-Sight Places Where Comics Characters Retreat To.
As the British heatwave blazes on, the most common visual theme in my recent comics reading has been snow. Here are but the first five examples of a tendency that continued incongruously throughout this week. 1. from Dudley D. Watkins’ Desperate Dan, in 1939’s The Dandy Monster Comic. 2. from Crime’s Dumbest Wise Guy: Peter […]Read More Not Giving A Soft White Damn: A Modest Gallery of Snowbound Comicbook Pages
Whatever I’m reading recently, I seem to be stumbling over the presence of Richard Milhous Nixon. So for the last of this week’s galleries, I’ve posted just a few of the many comicbook representations of one of America’s most – shall we say? – fascinating Presidents. 1. from 1987’s Watchmen #10, by Alan Moore, Dave […]Read More Oh Mr Nixon! A Modest Gallery of Comicbook Pages Featuring The Likeness Of America’s 37th President.
And so, the 5th of 6 modest galleries for the days during which the blogger is unavoidably preoccupied elsewhere. This one concerns the feline-powered superkids that British comics threw up between the second half of the 60s and the middle of the 80s. Bless them all. 1. from The Leopard From Lime Street, by Tom […]Read More Smalltown UK Feline Superheroes: A Modest Gallery Of Sweetly Little League Costumed British Crimefighters
In which the temporarily preoccupied blogger offers the fourth of six galleries featuring fine comicbook storytelling; 1. by Hunt Emerson, from the 2014 anthology Above The Dreamless Dead. 2. from Star Spangled War Stories #142 featuring Enemy Ace, by Bob Kanigher and Joe Kubert. 3. from the 2007 HB collection of Charley’s War: Blue’s Story, […]Read More The War To End All Wars: A Modest Gallery Of Comicbook Pages Inspired By The First World War.
While the blogger is inescapably elsewhere, here’s the third in a hopefully entertaining, placeholding series of comics pages. (And, yes, as I only discovered when putting this all together, the plural of Metropolis really is Metropoleis.) from The Batman Of Tomorrow in 1955’s Detective Comics 216, by Edmond Hamilton, Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. 2. […]Read More Cities Of The Future: A Modest Gallery Of Comics Pages Featuring Tomorrow’s Metropoleis.
A second gallery for this week, as the inescapable demands of real-life stymie the pleasures of blogging, this one on the theme of The Night Sky. 1. From 2012’s Resident Alien #1 by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse . 2. from 2008’s Batman: The Cat And The Bat TPB, by Fabian Nicieza, Kevin Maguire, Sal […]Read More The Night Sky: A Modest Gallery Of Comics Pages Featuring The Heavens After Dark.