Today’s Comics Guide: April 7, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011


• According to CNN’s The Marquee blog, Sean Hayes has been added to the cast of The Three Stooges as Larry. He joins Will Sasso as Curly. Hank Azaria is rumored to be in the lead for the role of Moe in Farrelly brothers’ film which is scheduled to begin shooting later this month and is scheduled for release next year. (Brent Frankenhoff)

The Marquee blog also had the news that M. Night Shyamalan’s next film is planned to be science-fiction thriller set 1,000 years in the future where a father and son, played by Will and Jaden Smith, respectively, must survive on a deserted planet Earth. Jada Pinkett Smith is an executive producer on the project. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• And, it’s just one month until Free Comic Book Day! What are your plans for May 7? (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Howard the Duck’s first lines in comics were, “Aw, clam up, bud! You don’t even know the meaning of the word! Finding yourself in a world of talking hairless apes — now that’s absurdity!” He uttered them in Fear #19 (Dec 73).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “I am through having machines tell me what I can and cannot do!”?

Born Today

Jacques Boivin (1952), comics artist

Larry Nadolsky (1957), comics artist

Michael A. Martin (1964), comics writer

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Teri Wood (1965), comics artist and writer


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 comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?

Comics-related media

The Big Bang Theory is new at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS. Season 4, Episode 20 is “The Herb Garden Germination.” Physicist Brian Greene makes a cameo appearance.

The Uninvited (1944, 99 mins.) is on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) at 8 p.m. E.T. (OK, it has no comics connection, but I have to tell you it’s one of the best ghost story movies ever, and it is not available on DVD. (Maggie Thompson)

• “It’s alive!” Turner Classic Movies airs Frankenstein (1931) at 10 p.m. E.T.

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