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!”?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Question of the Week
What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?
This is the 35th installment of Today’s Comics Guide.
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