Today’s Comics Guide: April 3, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011


• Warner Premiere has released more details of its upcoming direct-to-DVD animated feature, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Scheduled for release June 7, 10 days before the live-action Green Lantern feature film, the animated piece features six interlocking tales similar to Batman: Gotham Knight, an earlier direct-to-DVD animated feature released prior to The Dark Knight (2008). As The Green Lantern Corps prepares for an attack by an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan tells Arisia, the newest Green Lantern, tales of the Corps’ past. Nathan Fillion provides the voice of Jordan, while Elisabeth Moss is the voice of Arisia. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The first lines in comics spoken by Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) were, “It is the first time I have found it necessary to give the signal. I pray it will be the last!” in Fantastic Four #1 (Nov 61).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first lines in comics were “It all seemed so strange, Professor, and so … mysterious! I was to tell no one but my parents that I’m coming here … and you didn’t describe the course of study!”?

Born Today

Butch Burcham (F. Newton Burcham) (1952), comics artist

Mark Nevelow (1957), comics editor

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Earl Norem, comics artist

Ben Dunn (1964), comics artist and writer

Today’s Flashbacks

20 yrs Apr 3, 1991 Judge Elzie Sanders agrees with the attorney for Novel Ideas in Gainesville, Fla., that prosecutors have failed to make a case on the felony charge of selling Piranha Press’ The Score to minors.

15 yrs Apr 3, 1996 Long-time Archie Comics writer Frank Doyle dies of cancer at the age of 78.


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

April 1-3 California: San Francisco. WonderCon.

April 3 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Pop Culture Show.

April 3 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.

April 3 Maryland: Timonium. Comic Con.

April 3 Massachusetts: South Attleboro. Comic, Card, and Toy Show.

April 3 New Jersey: Somerset. WildPig Comics Convention.

April 3 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

April 3 Ohio: Dayton. Gem City Comic Con.

April 3 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show.

April 3 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Philadelphia Comic Con.

April 9 Ohio: Elyria. Show.

April 9 South Carolina: Greenville. Greenville Comic Book and Sports Car d Show.

April 9 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.

April 9-10 North Carolina: Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Toy and Comic Book Show.

April 9-10 Ontario: Toronto. Toronto ComicCon Fan Appreciation Event.

April 9-10 United Kingdom: London. Kapow! Comic Con.

April 10 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Convention.

April 10 Ohio: Northwood. Comics show.

April 10 Virginia: Dunn Loring. Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con.

Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to or mail it to Show Calendars, Comics Buyer’s Guide, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. If you have a creator appearance scheduled, let us know by e-mail to

Question of the Week

What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?

Comics-Related Media

• With The Academy of Country Music Awards airing on CBS, Fox’s animation block is all repeats tonight. Yee-ha! (Brent Frankenhoff)

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