Tuesday, April 17, 2012
• Archie has announced that Archie #636, shipping in August, will feature the first appearances of Archina, Ronnie, and Billy, magically gender-switched versions of Riverdale’s Archie, Veronica, and Betty, respectively.
• Through May 6, Barnes & Noble customers who purchase two qualifying digital Marvel graphic novels and a Nook e-reader in the same transaction will save $30 on their Nook.
• Link of the Day: The legal battles of Archie’s co-CEOs were covered in detail by The New York Times.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Albert Alligator’s first line in comics was, “Well, bless my soul if that doesn’t smell like chocolate cake!” He said it in Animal Comics #1 (Dec 42).
Whose first line in comics was ” I-have-only-seconds-left-to-complete-your-training! Heed-every-word, Magnus!”?
Earl Norem (1924), comics artist
Ben Dunn (1964), comics artist and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Today
Alex Nino (1940), comics artist
Phil Foglio (1956), comics writer and artist
Tim Sale (1956), comics artist
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 20-22 Pennsylvania: Monroeville. Pittsburgh Comicon.
Apr 21-22 Massachusetts: Boston. Boston Comic Con.
Apr 21-22 Ohio: Columbus. Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE).
Apr 22 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Question of the Week
Which comics creator would you most like to meet and why?
• Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is available on home video today as is the first season of the SyFy Channel original series Alphas.
• Animation releases today include Bob’s Burgers Season 1 and American Dad! Vol. 7.