Saturday, December 31, 2011

Onwards to Spring!

"Onwards to Spring!" from Owly & Friends (Top Shelf, 2010) by Andy Runton

Friday, December 30, 2011

To Destroy a Celestial

"To Destroy a Celestial" from The Eternals #18 (Marvel, 1977) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

Didn't really mean to do two Kirby splashes in a row, but you know what they say about things coming in threes...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Jaws of Life!

"The Jaws of Life!" from Silver Star #3 (Pacific, 1983) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The JLA vs. Parademons... Sound Familiar?

"The JLA vs. Parademons... Sound Familiar?" from Super-Powers vol.2 #6 (DC, 1986) by Paul Kupperberg, Jack Kirby and Greg Theakston

I think 1986 does Johns and Lee one better by staging the fight... ON THE MOON!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mr. Terrific's Terrific Hangover

"Mr. Terrific's Terrific Hangover" from Mister Terrific #4 (DC, 2012) by Eric Wallace, Gianluca Gugliotta and Wayne Faucher

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Parent Claus

"The Parent Claus" from Jingle Belle: Gift-Wrapped (Top Cow, 2011) by Paul Dini and Stephanie Gladden

Sunday, December 25, 2011


"Noel" from Heavy Liquid #1 (Vertigo, 1999) by Paul Pope

Have a merry one, fellow humans.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Paramilitary Joy to the World

"Paramilitary Joy to the World" from The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special #1 (DC, 1991) by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant and Simon Bisley

Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa Fronts for the Mob

"Santa Fronts for the Mob" from Adventure Comics #82 (DC, 1943, via Limited Collector's Edition #C-43, 1970) by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Sorry you couldn't spend another Christmas among us, Joe...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Two Guys Just Hanging Out at the North Pole

"Two Guys Just Hanging Out at the North Pole" from DC Comics Present #67 (DC, 1984) by Len Wein, E. Nelson Bridwell, Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson

We're well past the December 20th, so I guess Your Daily Splash Page should start ramping up towards the big day...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


"O!" from Scud the Disposable Assassin #23 (Image, 2008) by Rob Schrab

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Something Big to Whale On

"Something Big to Whale On" from My Greatest Adventure vol.2 #3 (DC, 2012) by Kevin Maguire

Monday, December 19, 2011

Now That's What I Call 3-D!

"Now That's What I Call 3-D!" from Doll Man Quarterly #1 (Quality, 1941) by John Cassone (possibly)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Black Panther Pounces!

"The Black Panther Pounces!" from Black Panther vol.1 #8 (Marvel, 1977) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The System Derails

"The System Derails" from The System #3 (Vertigo, 1996) by Peter Kuper

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eduardo Barreto Remembered

"Eduardo Barreto Remembered" from Superman: Speeding Bullets (DC, 1996) by J.M. DeMatteis and Eduardo Barreto

We lost two comics greats yesterday, Eduardo Barreto (57) and Joe Simon (98). A great, great loss to the industry.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sample Punishment

"Sample Punishment" from The Spectre vol.3 #1 (DC, 1992) by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake

I just felt like a little Mandrake today. Can you blame me?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zot Zooms

"Zot Zooms" from Zot! #22 (Eclipse, 1988) by Scott McCloud

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Comics' Coolest Secret Organizations

"Comics' Coolest Secret Organizations" from Daredevil vol.3 #6 (Marvel, 2012) by Mark Waid and Marcos Martin

It's the splash that shows DC's bazillion new secret orgs don't stand a chance.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Slay 'Em With Flowers

"Slay 'Em With Flowers" from Detective Comics #76 (DC, 1943) by Horace L. Gold and Jerry Robinson

Jerry Robinson - co-creator of the Joker, Two-Face, Robin and Alfred - died last week at age 89. Your Daily Splash Page bids him a fond farewell.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Captain Kirk vs. the Orions

"Captain Kirk vs. the Orions" from Star Trek: All of Me (Wildstorm, 2000) by Tony Isabella, Bob Ingersol, Aaron Lopresti and Randy Emberlin

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Angel and Faith's Babysitting Adventure

"Angel and Faith's Babysitting Adventure" from Angel & Faith #1 (Dark Horse, 2011) by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rom: Still in Limbo

"Rom: Still in Limbo" from Rom Spaceknight #18 (Marvel, 1981) by Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema and Al Milgrom

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What a Strange Battle Cry

"What a Strange Battle Cry" from Space Ghost #4 (DC, 2005) by Joe Kelly and Ariel Olivetti

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dave Bowman's Fetal Adventures

"Dave Bowman's Fetal Adventures" from 2001: A Space Odyssey #7 (Marvel, 1977) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Move Over Superman, Now for Something Actionner

"Move Over Superman, Now for Something Actionner" from Captain Action #1 (DC, 1968) by Jim Shooter and Wally Wood

Monday, December 5, 2011

Licensed to Scar

"Licensed to Scar" from Zorro #1 (Dynamite, 2008) by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla

Thought I'd do another little week-long theme and only show splashes pulled from LICENSED properties.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Actually Dear, his Name Is Darkseid

"Actually Dear, his Name Is Darkseid" from Justice League vol.2 #3 (DC, 2012) by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Scott Williams

Sadly, there has yet to be a splash page featuring Diana in her own New52 series, so Justice League will have to do. Jim Lee's no Cliff Chiang though.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Invisible Missile

"Invisible Missile" from Wonder Woman vol.3 #23 (DC, 2008) by Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan

Friday, December 2, 2011

Boom Tube to Paradise Island

"Boom Tube to Paradise Island" from Wonder Woman vol.2 #103 (DC, 1995) by John Byrne

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wonder Woman Meets Atlas

"Wonder Woman Meets Atlas" from Wonder Woman vol.2 #14 (DC, 1988) by George Perez, Len Wein and Bruce D. Patterson

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Belt Diana Prince

"Black Belt Diana Prince" from Wonder Woman vol.1 #199 (DC, 1972) by Denny O'Neil, Don Heck and Dick Giordano

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wonder Woman's Evil Twin

"Wonder Woman's Evil Twin" from Wonder Woman vol.1 #175 (DC, 1968) by Robert Kanigher, Irv Novick and Mike Esposito

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Is Coming

"Christmas Is Coming" from Sensation Comics #38 (DC, 1945) by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter

This week's special theme is "Wonder Woman through the ages"...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mad Bombs!

"Mad Bombs!" from Captain America #194 (Marvel, 1975) by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Walt Simonson's Black and White Batman

"Walt Simonson's Black and White Batman" from Batman: Black and White (DC, 1996) by Walt Simonson

Friday, November 25, 2011

Captain Victory's Space-Musketeers

"Captain Victory's Space-Musketeers" from Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers Special #1 (1983) by Jack Kirby and Michael Thibodeaux

I promised more Captain Victory craziness last week, and I aim to deliver!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Day JLA/JSA Crossover

"Thanksgiving Day JLA/JSA Crossover" from JSA #54 (2004) by Geoff Johns, Don Kramer and Keith Champagne

And happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Daleks vs. Dinosaurs

"Daleks vs. Dinosaurs" from The Dalek Chronicles, a Doctor Who Magazine Summer Special (Marvel, 1994) by Ron Turner

Happy Whoniversary, everyone!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Substitute Heroes Clubhouse Blueprint

"Substitute Heroes Clubhouse Blueprint" from Legion of Substitute-Heroes Special #1 (DC, 1985) by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Karl Kesel

Monday, November 21, 2011

Secrets of the Citadel Supreme

"Secrets of the Citadel Supreme" from Supreme #52a (Awesome, 1997) by Alan Moore and Rick Veitch

Sunday, November 20, 2011

X-Babies in the Baby Savage Land

"X-Babies in the Baby Savage Land" from X-Babies #1 (Marvel, 2009) by Greg Schigiel and Jacob Chabot

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aliens vs. Indians

"Aliens vs. Indians" from Cowboys & Aliens GN (Platinum Studios, 2006) by Fred Van Lente, Andrew Foley and Luciano Lima

Friday, November 18, 2011

Matter-Eater Lad's Got Your Nose!

"Matter-Eater Lad's Got Your Nose!" from Legion of Substitute-Heroes Special #1 (DC, 1985) by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Karl Kesel

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Clock Strikes Death

"The Clock Strikes Death" from Hangman Comics #2 (Archie, 1942) by Harry Lucey

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Batman 100

"Batman 100" from Batman 100 #1 (DC, 2006) by Paul Pope

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Paranex The Fighting Fetus

"Paranex The Fighting Fetus" from Captain Victory #7 (Pacific, 1982) by Jack Kirby

One of my favorite WTF Kirby creations. I've been rifling through my old collection of Captain Victory comics, which I appreciate a lot more now than in the 80s, and there's some truly demented stuff in there. Expect more to show up.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Moloid Marathon

"The Moloid Marathon" from Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Marvel, 2011) by Zeb Wells, Joe Madureira and Ferran Daniel

Avenging Spider-Man is an interesting way to do a Marvel Team-Up (after all, who ISN'T an Avenger these days?) without giving it such a generic title.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beware... the Spider!

"Beware... the Spider!" from The Spider #2 (Moonstone, 2011) by Martin Powell and Hannibal King

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Planet of the Capes!

"Planet of the Capes!" from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #117 (DC, 1969) by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza