Comics Ate My Brain

April 11, 2008

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: groo, meme, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 1:08 am
Groo has no plan for leading his troops — so the troops devise a plan to distract Groo.

Of course, it’s always dangerous to try and remove Groo from a fray, but at least this hapless soul is THINKING before he acts….


Over to you, General Diamondrock!

[From Groo: Hell On Earth #4, April 2008. By Sergio Aragones; with wordsmith Mark Evanier, colorist Tom Luth, and letterer Stan Sakai.]

March 6, 2008

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: indiana jones, meme, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 11:17 pm
One of the great joys of being married is finding out new things to love about your spouse. For instance, I never knew (until she unpacked her office papers last weekend) that the Best Wife Ever had a copy of Marvel’s all-star Raiders of the Lost Ark adaptation. Heck, I never knew there was a Raiders adaptation….

Anyway, because it’s a comic book, writer Walt Simonson lets us see Indy THINKING–!


If adventure has a name, it must be Diamondrock!

[From Marvel Super Special No. 18, adapting Raiders of the Lost Ark. Adaptation written by Walt Simonson, pencilled by John Buscema, inked by Klaus Janson, lettered by Rick Parker, and colored by Michele Wolfman.]

January 25, 2008

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: legion, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 2:08 am
The thought balloon has many uses. Here, Saturn Girl illustrates that THINKING in a splash panel can set up dramatic conflict!

Diamondrock, I, uh, think that’s my red stapler….

[From "Legion.Com," one of the many fine stories in 2005's Bizarro World. Written by Ariel Bordeaux and drawn, lettered, and colored by Rick Altergott.]

December 13, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: thor, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 11:56 pm
I’m not going to argue that the “Spidey refuses to give up and lifts the heavy machinery” sequence isn’t a classic of superhero comics…

… but these two pages with Thor-Frog are pretty effective too.

And, of course, it wouldn’t work if Thor-Frog weren’t THINKING!

[From "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner; or, It's Not Easy Being Green!" in The Mighty Thor #365, March 1986. Written and drawn by Walt Simonson, lettered by John Workman, colored by Max Scheele.]

December 7, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: superman, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 2:43 am
There’s all kinds of THINKINGquick thinking, forward thinking, thinking on one’s feet …

… and then there’s “thinking in a constantly shifting, Escher-inspired environment,” which apparently takes some getting used to.

[From "Different Worlds," the lead story in Action Comics #600, May 1988. Written and pencilled by John Byrne, with at least some assists (I think) on both from George Perez, inked by Mr. Perez, colored by Tom Ziuko, lettered by John Costanza.]

November 30, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: green lantern, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 2:21 am
Hal Jordan gets a lot of grief for all the head injuries he’s sustained, but as this sequence shows, he still gets some productive use out of the ol’ noggin.

I call that THINKING, Diamondrock!

[From "He Who Slaughters!" in 5-Star Super-Hero Spectacular, a/k/a DC Special Series vol. 1 #1, 1977. Written by Denny O'Neil, drawn by Joe Staton, colored by Liz Berube, lettered by Ben Oda.]

November 9, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: batman, batwoman, meme, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 1:00 am
You’re a rookie crimefighter looking for a big credibility boost. Suddenly the opportunity literally falls into your lap.

Time for some serious THINKING–!

If the same scene were to play out today, I’d put even money on a) Batwoman taking a peek under the mask and b) getting a good dose of one of the costume’s countermeasures.

That’s in a mainstream Batman comic, mind you. The Frank Miller version would definitely be NSFW.

Diamondrock is deep in thought!

[From "The Batwoman," Detective Comics #233, July 1956. Written by Edmond Hamilton, pencilled by Sheldon Moldoff, inked by Charles Paris. Color reconstruction for Batman in the Fifties by Lee Loughridge.]

November 2, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: atom, green lantern, justice league, meme, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 12:52 am
You’re not sure Green Lantern is on the up-and-up, but his temples aren’t grey. How can you know he’s gone bad?

THINKING, of course!


Special bonus panel: willpower knows no height!

Short and sweet this week, Diamondrock!

[From "Decoy Missions Of The Justice League!" in Justice League of America vol. 1 #24, December 1963. Written by Gardner Fox, pencilled by Mike Sekowsky, inked by Bernard Sachs, lettered by Gaspar Saladino, color reconstruction for Justice League Archives Vol. 4 by Tom McCraw and Rick Taylor.]

October 25, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: batman, nightwing, robin, thursday night thinking — Tom Bondurant @ 2:38 pm
Halloween in Rutland, Vermont, means superheroes, murder … and THINKING!

But what could startle this seasoned crimefighter…?

Yep, I imagine that’d do it.

Trick or treat, Diamondrock!

[From the classic "Night of the Reaper!" in Batman #237, December 1971. Written by Denny O'Neil (from an idea by Berni Wrightson with an assist by Harlan Ellison), pencilled by Neal Adams, inked by Dick Giordano, lettered by John Costanza; and touched-up for its reprinting in Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume 3.]

October 18, 2007

Thursday Night Thinking

Filed under: superman, thursday night thinking, wonder woman — Tom Bondurant @ 11:12 pm
First, a page’s worth of context.

See, because Clark “thinking” with his … well, never mind … probably wouldn’t have counted with Diamondrock.

Good thing he woke up ready for some regular good ol’ wholesome THINKING!

[From "The Mummy Strikes," Superman vol. 2 #5, May 1987. Written and pencilled by John Byrne, inked by Karl Kesel, colored by Tom Zuiko, lettered by John Costanza.]

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