Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Moon Knight :: The Bottom :: Chapter I

Pencils: David Finch
Inks: Danny Miki
Colors: Frank D'Armata
Writer: Charlie Huston
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Moon Knight #1
(April, 2006)
Cover by David Finch, Danny Miki, Frank D'Armata

Sketch Variant Cover and Director's Cut Special Edition Cover

"Someone has to do the fun stuff." -Moon Knight
 Artwork by David Finch, Danny Miki, Frank D'Armata

This is how the issue was originally solicited back in January 2006:

Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

"THE BOTTOM" Part 1 (of 6). The Fist of Khonshu is back and badder than ever, courtesy of acclaimed novelist Charlie Huston and red-hot, fan-favorite artist David Finch. Marc Specter used to talk to God. His god anyway. Khonshu --God of the Moon, God of Vengeance-- saved Spector's life, brought him to glory, made him a hero. Made him Moon Knight. But what Khonshu gives, he also takes away. And once he takes, he takes for good.

Spector learned this the hard way, spiraling into madness, depression and worse. But he also remembers. Remembers what it felt like to jump off the top of a six-story tenement, cloak spread behind him. Remembers the feel of cartilage and bone exploding beneath his fists. Remembers the fun stuff. Now Specter wants back in the game. Will Khonshu hear his prayer?

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip - January 9, 1977


Script by: Stan Lee
Artwork by: John Romita Sr.
Produced by: Marvel Comics
Date: Sunday, January 9th, 1977
Syndicated by: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Although the Monday-through-Saturday Spider-Man strips were a single-row in black and white, the Sunday strips were in full color and with a three-row layout, much more similar to a standard comic book page.

Everyone in the office is walking on eggshells, because they know what is about to happen. Well, everyone, except Robbie Robertson, who cannot help but take the whole thing with a sense of humor!

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- "Mornin' J.J. --You've got a visitor in your office."
- "A visitor? How'd he get in? Miss Brant! You know I don't see
anyone without an appointment! And I don't make appointments!"
- "I --Couldn't quite keep him out, sir."

Jonah opens the door to his office, only to see his nemesis, Spider-Man hanging from the ceiling. The wall-crawler welcomes Jameson with an irreverent salute. 

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- "Oh no? Well, I'll get rid of-- YOU!"
- "You were expecting Muhammad Ali?"

The aggravated Jonah starts screaming, and yells at Spider-Man with a threatening tone, ordering him to get down immediately. Will Spidey comply?

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- "You misanthropic masked moron!
Get down from there before I--"


Misanthropic  /ˌmis(ə)nˈTHräpik/  adjective.
Antisocial. Unfriendly. Disliking humankind and avoiding human society.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Here Comes... Daredevil #2

Pencils: Paolo Rivera
Inks: Joe Rivera
Colors: Javier Rodriguez
Writer: Mark Waid
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Daredevil #2
Cover by Paolo Rivera
Released August, 2011

Second Printing by Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera


This is how the issue was originally solicited back in May 2011:

Written by MARK WAID
Pencils and Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

DAREDEVIL'S BACK... BUT NOT EVERYONE'S HAPPY! Given his recent past, Matt Murdock has a lot to answer for and Captain America is doing the cross-examining. Daredevil's quickly learning that burned bridges with his friends and former allies aren't easy to repair particularly when Klaw, the Master of Sound, is on his tail!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

DC Rebirth Book of the Week [200]

Book of the Week: Batgirl #45
Release Date: March 25, 2020
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Writer: Cecil Castellucci
Letters: Andworld Design

Batgirl 45
Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Jean-Francois Beaulieu

"Inner Light"
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Guest-Starring Batwoman
Artwork by Carmine Di Giandomenico, Jordie Bellaire

As Gotham City’s renovations begin, mysterious metal statues begin appearing all over town, which leads Batgirl to believe they may be more than meets the eye. What’s even creepier is whatever is terrorizing Alejo’s constituents. Jason Bard doesn’t want to admit it, but his body doesn’t feel quite right after leaving Unearth. Did something follow him out of the portal?

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Original Ghost Rider #1

The Original Ghost Rider #1
(May, 1992)
Cover by Mark Texeira, Jimmy Palmiotti

This issue reprints the first appearance of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze).

Story:  "Ghost Rider"
Writer:  Gary Friedrich
Artist:  Mike Ploog
Letterer:  Jon Costa

Marvel Spotlight #5
(August, 1972)
Cover by Mike Ploog

Vintage Supergirl 2020 Calendar

Published by: Asgard Press Vintage Paper Goods

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Super Powers

Artwork: José Luis García-López

Gallery :: New Avengers #25

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Jim Cheung
Inks: John Livesay
Colors: Justin Ponsor
Letters: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne

New Avengers #25
Cover by Jim Cheung
Published November, 2006

"New Avengers: Disassembled" Part V
Iron Man by Jim Cheung, John Livesay, Justin Ponsor

This is how the issue was originally solicited back in July 2006:

Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG

CIVIL WAR TIE-IN! Tony Stark is gearing up for the final battle of the Civil War and he thinks he has it all under control. But Tony has made a fatal mistake and he will pay the price. The future of the Avengers begins here!! Regular writer Brian Bendis welcomes very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung!

Although this issue was originally solicited for an October 2006 release, due to delays, it was finally published on November 16, 2006.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Legion Of Super-Heroes :: The Choice

Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Choice
(April, 2011)
Cover by Yildiray Cinar, Wayne Faucher, Hi-Fi

Collects Legion Of Super-Heroes 1-6 (2010)
Written by Paul Levitz

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Super Powers

Artwork: José Luis García-López

Zatanna - Elongated Man - The Atom - Green Lantern - Wonder Woman

The Penguin - The Riddler - Joker - Mr. Mxyzptlk - Brainiac - Lex Luthor
Dr Sivana - Catwoman - Faora - General Zod - Kru-El - Mr. Mind - Cheetah

Green Arrow - Superman - Aquaman - The Flash - Red Tornado - Batman

All-New All-Different X-Men by Dave Cockrum

Banshee - Storm - Thunderbird - Colossus - Wolverine - Nightcrawler
Angel - Iceman - Magnetrix - Havok - Marvel Girl - Beast - Cyclops

FOOM #10
(June, 1975)

Dave Cockrum X-Men Artifact Edition
(April, 2020)

Marvels Epilogue - Variant Cover
(July, 2019)
Colors by Edgar Delgado

Alter Ego Magazine #163
(March, 2020)
Colors by Glenn Whitmore

Dave Cockrum was the architect of the All-New, All-Different X-Men. He co-created Storm, Colossus, and Nightcrawler. Giant-Size X-Men #1 became a success, and the mutant comic book soon became one of the most popular franchises of all time, thanks in no small part, to Cockrum's contributions.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Amazing Spider-Man Comic Strip - January 8, 1977


Script by: Stan Lee
Artwork by: John Romita Sr.
Produced by: Marvel Comics
Date: Saturday, January 8th, 1977
Syndicated by: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Once inside the building, Jonah Jameson is greeted by the security guard, who has nothing but a courteous and upbeat demeanor, only to be shut down by "the ogre," as Robbie Robertson calls him.

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- "Morning, Mr. Jameson. Lovely day, isn't it?"
- "Compared to what? The city's bankrupt! The streets are
a jungle! You can't even see the pollution --because of
the smog! We haven't had a nice day since Herbert Hoover!"

Despite his bad attitude towards the world, Jonah sees one ray of hope now that he has forced the United Nations to invite Doctor Doom. If he can convince the ruler of Latveria to get rid of Spider-Man, his days will be much happier --or so he believes.

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- "But things'll start looking up once Dr. Doom gets here!
I'll find some way to make him lean on that slimy Spider-Man!"

Meanwhile, upstairs, inside Jonah's office, Spidey waits. His spider-sense goes off as if the most terrible menace is about to strike him; and it might, after all, Mister Jameson has arrived!

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- "My Spider-Sense-- starting to tingle! It means
an enemy's near! It's Jameson, at last!"


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Gallery :: JSA #4

Pencils: Stephen Sadowski
Inks: Michael Bair
Colors: John Calisz
Letters: Ken Lopez
Writers: James Robinson & David Goyer

JSA #4
(September, 1999)
Cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer

Hippolyta, Sentinel. Atom Smasher, Starman, Black Canary, Doctor Fate
Hawkgirl, Sand, Wildcat, The Flash, Star Spangled Kid
Artwork by Stephen Sadowski, Michael Bair, John Calisz

Having just returned from the grave, the new Doctor Fate must now go head-to-head with Mordru, the Dark Lord. If he fails, his JSA teammates will be lost... along with the entire world!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Here Comes... Daredevil #1

Pencils: Paolo Rivera, Marcos Martin
Inks: Joe Rivera, Marcos Martin
Colors: Javier Rodriguez, Muntsa Vicente
Writer: Mark Waid
Letters: Joe Caramagna

Daredevil #1
Standard Cover by Paolo Rivera
Released July, 2011

Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
Also Interior Cover For Second Feature.

Variant by Neal Adams

Variant by John Romita Sr.

Daredevil #1 Second Printing 
Cover by Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera
Released September, 2011

Blank Variant

Credits Page by Marcos Martin


This is how the issue was originally solicited back in April 2011:

Written by MARK WAID

THIS SUMMER, THE DEVIL IS REBORN. RENEWED. RESURRECTED. With new enemies, new friends... and that same old “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, The Man Without Fear is back in a double-sized first issue and leading with his face!

Mark Waid joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside over the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes that justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on. If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing... he’d be terrified.