Monday, April 2, 2012
• IDW fooled CBGXtra.com, along with other news sites, with its early April Fool’s joke, announcing a Mars Attacks musical coming later this year. No plans are in the works at this time for such a production. As noted in our update to the story in the weekend’s Comics Guide, the hoax also sows doubt if Topps is really producing a Mars Attacks trading-card set this summer.
• Michael Carbonaro announced that his comics show held this past weekend at the Hotel Pennsylvania was the last his company will hold. He plans to continue buying and selling comics as he has for nearly 40 years. His final show was headlined by Stan Lee.
• Oni Press is re-releasing the Scott Pilgrim books, this time in color. The project is scheduled to take the next two years to complete.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words spoken in comics by Mr. Zero (later known as Mr. Freeze) were, “And now I’ll have the most valuable trophies in the world – Batman and Robin frozen in blocks of ice!” He said them on the cover of Batman #121 (Feb 59).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first lines in comics were, “Foolish female!! The victory shall belong to – XX!”? (XX replaces the name of the character. Please solve for XX. Then turn your papers over and pass them to the front.)
James Vance (1953), comics writer
Mike Barreiro (1955), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
William F. Brown (1928), political cartoonist
Leonard Rifas (1951), comics writer and artist
Kim DeMulder (1955), comics artist
Paul Rivoche (1959), comics artist
Steve Haynie (1964), comics artist
Apr 7 Tennessee: Knoxville. Collectors Showcase Comic & Toy Convention.
Question of the Week
What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?
• Fans of the ABC sitcom, Dharma & Greg, might want to tune to TV Guide Network tonight at 9 p.m. E.T. for Where Are They Now: Dharma & Greg.