Today’s Comics Guide: April 4, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011


• Paramount has announced that Leonard Nimoy is returning to the Transfomers franchise as the voice of Optimus Prime’s ancestor Sentinel Prime in this summer’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Nimoy previously provided the voice for Glavatron in 1986’s animated Transformers: The Movie. (Brent Frankenhoff)

The Onion’s A.V. Club for its April 6 edition had a piece on comic-book characters with confusing origins. Check it out and let us know if you agree or disagree with their choices and what characters you would have included on such a list. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Jean Grey’s 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!” in X-Men #1 (Sep 63).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was, “General, you will see my tiny transistor increase the power of this small magnet so tremendously, that it will open that locked vault!”?

Born Today

Joe Orlando (1927), comics writer, artist, and editor

John Wooley (1949), cartoonist

Bob Rozakis (1951), comics editor and writer

Dave Johnson (1966), comics artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Roger Salick (1952), comics writer

Dan Tyree (1960), comics commentator

Today’s Flashbacks

25 yrs Apr 4, 1986 The archives, business records, and back-issue inventory of Rip-Off Press Inc. in San Francisco’s Bayview Industrial Park are destroyed in a fire.

10 yrs Apr 4, 2001 Crazy car and monster cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth dies of a heart attack at age 69.


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

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?

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: April 4, 2011

  1. TONY’S BLOGGY THING 4/4/11:

    The New Frontier, my DC challenge to you, and the amazing Nate Banks:


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