Today’s Comics Guide: April 25, 2011

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!”

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Good evening, Mr. Trueheart — how’s the delicatessen business this evening?”

Born Today

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

Today’s Flashbacks

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.


Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

April 29-May 1 California: Anaheim. Comic Con.

April 29-May 1 Louisiana: Lake Charles. BayouCon.

April 29-May 1 North Carolina: Lumbeton. Sports Card, Comic Book and Collectibles Show.

April 30 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.

April 30 Kansas: Kansas City-Overland Park. Comics convention.

April 30 New York: Ithaca. Ithacon.

April 30-May 1 Massachusetts: Boston. Comic Con.

April 30-May 1 North Carolina: Charlotte. Toy -Hobby & Sportscard Show.

April 30-May 1 Pennsylvania: Reading. Super Show.


April 30-May 1 South Carolina: Columbia. Fandomfest Columbia.

May 1 Connecticut: New Haven. New Haven Comic and Collectibles Spectacular.

May 1 Florida: Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Comic & Toy Show.

May 1 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.

May 1 Nebraska: Omaha. Comics show.

May 1 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

May 1 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: April 25, 2011

  1. Yesterday’s CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER had a short piece on the first store where I ever bought back issues of comic books:

    I used to go to Frank’s starting sometime in 1964 or 1965. Years later, I learned that the owner’s name was Joe. His brother Frank was reportedly in prison for some unsavory offense. Joe was too cheap to change the sign, so he just let everyone call him Frank.

    My first purchase there was Challengers of the Unknown #1-8 for half a buck each. I hadn’t planned to spend that much money – “Frank” was willing to hold the books for me – but another customer seemed likely to poach the books if I didn’t snap them up on the spot. That customer was Terry Fairbanks who would marry Nora Joyce. I was in their wedding party and it was because of that I met Barbara Kepke, better known as “Sainted Wife Barb” to my CBG readers.

    Tony Isabella

    GRIM GHOST #1 by Isabella, Susco, and Jones

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