Monday, April 25, 2011
• With spring finally here (we hope to stay, but we did get a late snowfall last week), perhaps those of you handy with tools might want to take on a new project? (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Hawkwoman and Hawkman, our comics couple from yesterday, had the following lines in their first appearance in Brave and the Bold #34 (Mar 61). Hawkwoman said, ““That strange animal – firing lightning bursts from its antlers!,” while Hawkman answered with, “We’ve got to shoot it – before it shoots us!”
Whose first line in comics was “Good evening, Mr. Trueheart — how’s the delicatessen business this evening?”
Jerry Grandinetti (1925), comics artist
Johnny Craig (1926), comics artist and writer
Peter Sanderson Jr. (1952), comics historian and writer
Brian Thomas (1960), comics artist
Thomas A. Tenney (1965), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Barbara Slate (1947), comics writer and artist
David Campiti (1958), comics publisher, writer, and talent manager
Ty Templeton (1963), comics writer and artist
85 yrs Apr 25, 1926 Writer-artist Johnny Craig is born. Best-known for his work for the E.C. line of comic books (especially Extra!), he later freelances for many companies, including (under the pseudonym Jay Taycee) Warren’s black-and-white magazines.
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This is the 56th installment of Today’s Comics Guide.