Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Less Severe Without the Beard

"Less Severe Without the Beard" from Hercules Unbound #11 (DC, 1977) by Cary Bates and Walt Simonson

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dark Phoenix vs. Darkseid

"Dark Phoenix vs. Darkseid" from Marvel and DC Present featuring The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1 (Marvel/DC, 1982) by Chris Claremont, Walt Simonson and Terry Austin

Monday, February 27, 2012

It Is Coming

"It Is Coming" from Orion #17 (DC, 2001) by Walt Simonson

WHAT is coming exactly? Why, Walt Simonson Week, that's what!

I've shown some of his Thor before, so it feels like cheating to show more during Simonson Week. He's tackled plenty of other Gods, thankfully!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Captain America vs. Magneto: Opposites Attract

"Captain America vs. Magneto: Opposites Attract" from Captain America Annual #4 (1977) by Jack Kirby and Verpoorten & Tartaglione

Saturday, February 25, 2012

She Moves in Her Own Way

"She Moves in Her Own Way" from Phonogram: The Singles Club #7 (Image, 2010) by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Friday, February 24, 2012

Two JLA HQs for the Price of One

"Two JLA HQs for the Price of One" from Who's Who vol.1 #12 (DC, 1985) by Howard Bender and Roy Richardson

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Defend the Hive!

"Defend the Hive!" from Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #4 (Pacific, 1982) by Jack Kirby and Michael Thibodeaux

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Graverobbers from Beneath New York

"Graverobbers from Beneath New York" from Daredevil vol.3 #9 (Marvel, 2012) by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera

Seems like I'm often using splashes from the current Daredevil series. Well... it's just so GOOD!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Captain Atom vs. a Quantum Rat

"Captain Atom vs. a Quantum Rat" from Captain Atom vol.2 #6 (DC, 2012) by J.T. Krul and Freddie Williams II

Monday, February 20, 2012

Skrull Operation

"Skrull Operation" from What If? Secret Invasion #1 (Marvel, 2010) by Mike Gallagher and Dave Manak

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Track the Bullets

"Track the Bullets" from Batwoman #6 (DC, 2012) by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, Amy Reeder, Richard Friend and Rob Hunter

There was a question as to whether or not this title could survive without Williams' art - the major draw, surely, pun not intended - but I guess he scripts (breaks down?) with his stylistic flourished included. Amy Reeder did a fine job keeping Williams' graphic innovations in the book.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

With a Stolen Horse and a Smile

"With a Stolen Horse and a Smile" from Conan the Barbarian #1 (Dark Horse, 2012) by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan

This new book has brought me back to Conan. I love Cloonan's joyful and youthful Conan, and Brian Wood makes you feel the pulp roots of the character (it's an adaptation, after all) through the purplish narration.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Young Heroes in Love... with Buns!

"Young Heroes in Love... with Buns!" from Young Heroes in Love #3 (DC, 1997) by Dan Raspler, Dev Madan and Keith Champagne

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Slash Option: Jessica Jones/Captain America

"Slash Option: Jessica Jones/Captain America" from What if Jessica Jones Had Joined the Avengers?" (Marvel, 2005) by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos

Sorry, Luke Cage!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No Means No!

"No Means No!" from The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #4 (DC, 1972) by Dorothy Manning, Ernesto Chua and Vincent Colletta

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mutant Romance

"Mutant Romance" from What If? Astonishing X-Men #1 (Marvel, 2010) by Mike Gallagher and Dave Manak

Monday, February 13, 2012

Slash Option: Linda Park/John Fox (Future Flash)

"Slash Option: Linda Park/John Fox (Future Flash)" from Flash vol.2 #116 (DC, 1996) by Mark Waid, Oscar Jimenez and Jose Marzan Jr.

For the next five days, Your Daily Splash Page pays homage to, what else, Saint Valentine's! Romance will abound, not all of the "Slash Option" variety.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Trippin' More Balls in Newsprint Space

"Trippin' More Balls in Newsprint Space" from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #137 (DC, 1971) by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chillin' with the Watcher in Newsprint Space

"Chillin' with the Watcher in Newsprint Space" from Fantastic Four Annual #3 (Marvel, 1965) by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta

And here I thought Kirby invented this kind of trick in his Fourth World books. Not so! (I'll showcase one of those Newsprint Space splashes tomorrow.)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Accepted to the Kubert School

"Accepted to the Kubert School" from Kubert School ad (various DC Comics, 2012) by Joe Kubert

Not technically a splash since it's an ad, but I can't resist Joe Kubert, no way, no how.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A.I.M. Gets Torched

"A.I.M. Gets Torched" from The Torch #1 (Marvel/Dynamite, 2009) by Alex Ross, Mike Carey, Patrick Berkenkotter and Carlos Lopez

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Could Do Anything

"The 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Could Do Anything" from Doctor Who vol.1 #6 (IDW, 2008) by Gary Russell and Stefano Martino

Wait a minute. Does that look like the 11th Doctor's screwdriver to you?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dead Presidents

"Dead Presidents" from Tales of the Unexpected vol.2 # (DC, 2006) by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Fighting Yank Says: Buy War Bonds!

"The Fighting Yank Says: Buy War Bonds!" from Statling Comics #25 (Standard, 1940) by artists unknown

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dream Monitor II: Solar Nightmares

"Dream Monitor II: Solar Nightmares" from Machine Man #3 (Marvel, 1978) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Slash Option: Supergirl/Superman

"Slash Option: Supergirl/Superman" from Supergirl vol.5 #7 (DC, 2006) by Joe Kelly, Greg Rucka, Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmind

Ok ok, it's not really OUR Supergirl and Superman, but it does give a fright, doesn't it? Brrrr.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bat Boy - American Hero

"Bat Boy - American Hero" from Weekly World News #4 (IDW, 2010) by Chris Ryall and Alan Robinson

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fatal Fives

"Fatal Fives" from Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 (DC, 2004) by Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Marc Campos

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Behold the Monster!

"Behold the Monster!" from Tales of Suspense #37 (Marvel, 1963) by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Gee, that guy on the right is surprisingly happy about this situation, isn't he?