Splash Brannigan Annotations Index

Below are all of the Splash Brannigan stories (I know of.) All writing by Alan Moore and art by Hilary Barta unless otherwise specified. Select a story to view annotations page. If there’s no link, I haven’t done or found any annotations yet.

Splash Brannigan - last panel from his first appearance: TS No. 6. Image from here.

Splash Brannigan – last panel from his first appearance: Tomorrow Stories No. 6. Image from here.

0. Splash Brannigan introduction/background (includes themes, influences, and cast of recurring characters)

1. Splash Brannigan stories: (starring Splash Brannigan, in cover date order)

2. Splash Brannigan appearances/cameos/mentions in other stories:

  • America’s Best Comics 64 Page Giant – “Greyshirt’s Advertising Supplement, part 2 and part 3. ABC Style” – art by Rick Veitch (February 2001) [Splash is”The Genie in a Bottle” one of eight “science hero romper” “playtogs.” A “Happy Feet” boot made of “Carbon black molecular goo” represents Splash Brannigan footwear.]
  • Greyshirt Indigo Sunset, No. 3 – “Indigo City Sunset” – written and drawn by Rick Veitch – Splash and Daisy Screensaver are mentioned in a collectibles want ad.  (February 2002)
  • Tomorrow Stories, No. 12 – “Strands of Desire” Greyshirt story – art by Rick Veitch (April 2002) [Splash appears once, on page 2 in a portrait of America’s Best Team]
  • Tom Strong, No. 21 – “Strongmen in Silver Time” – art  by Jerry Ordway (October 2003)
  • Tom Strong, No. 22 – “Crisis in Infinite Hearts” – art by Jerry Ordway (December 2003)
  • Promethea, No. 28 – “Don’t They Know It’s the End of the World ? (It Ended When You Said Goodbye)” – art by J.H Williams III with inks by Mick Gray (January 2004) [Splash is “hibernating.” His bottle, carried by Miss Screensaver, appears on page 16]
  • Promethea, No. 29 – “Valley of the Dolls” – art by J.H Williams III with inks by Mick Gray (May 2004)
  • Promethea, No. 30 – “Personal Metaphysic Theatre” – art by J.H Williams III with inks by Mick Gray (July 2004)
  • ABC A-Z, Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick – no title: “Tahomeh, Everyone — Hello and Welcome” – writing by Peter Hogan, art by Chris Sprouse (March 2006) [Splash appears once, on page 17 in a framed portrait of America’s Best Team]
  • Tom Strong, No. 36 – “Tom Strong at the End of the World” – art by Chris Sprouse (May 2006)
  • Tomorrow Stories Special, 2 of 2 – “The Lethal Luck of the Magister Ludi” – art by Rick Veitch (May 2006)
  • Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril, No.1 – “The Girl in the Bubble” – writing by Peter Hogan, art by Chris Sprouse (September 2013) [Splash appears on pages 19 and 20 which include images of the cover of ABC A-Z, Tierra Obscura and Splash Brannigan]

3. Splash Brannigan miscellany:

  • Tomorrow Stories 1-6 are collected in Tomorrow Stories Book 1 trade – which includes one page of Hilary Barta Splash Brannigan drawings – including “I’m Back and I’m Black!” (depicts Splash emerging from grave)
  • Tomorrow Stories No. 7-12 are collected in Tomorrow Stories Book 2 trade – trade paperback includes no extras
  • America’s Best Comics 64 Page Giant No. 1 and ABC Sketchbook are collected in America’s Best Comics trade – includes four pages of Hilary Barta Splash Brannigan sketches – including “Inkwell, My Lovely,” “Got White Over?,” “The Creature from the Black Ink Lagoon,” and others.
  • Hilary Barta posted a 2009 Splash Brannigan sketch (done for Gene Ha’s birthday) at Surly Hack Attack, where Barta posts lots of his artwork, including occasional Splash pages.

 

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