Today’s Comics Guide: January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


• AMC has set the premiere for Comic Men, a reality series set in director Kevin Smith’s comics shop, for Feb. 12, immediately following the season premiere of The Walking Dead. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Doctor Doom’s first line in comics was, “With a turn of this dial, I shall destroy the four of you forever!!” He said it on the cover of Fantastic Four #5 (Jul 62).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first lines in comics were “Only the combined voices of my three arch-enemies – whom you must capture for me – can free the peoples of Earth from their frozen rigidity! Now – enter the space-boat … and proceed on your mission!”?

Born Today

Chic Stone (1923), comics artist

Denis McFarling (1954), comics colorist

Bob Almond (1967), comics inker

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Fred Bauman (1964), comics researcher

Bill Fountain (1965)¸comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

45 yrs Jan 4, 1967 Inker Bob Almond is born.

Comics in Your Future

Shipping This Week: What’s on your shopping list?

Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?


Every Wed. and Sat. California: City Of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

Jan 7 Ohio: Kirtland. Antique & Collectible Toy Show.

Jan 8 Maryland: Timonium. Comics Show.

Question of the Week

What comics are you looking forward to this year?

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