Today’s Comics Guide: January 4, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013


• What are your weekend comics-related plans? Let us know in the “Leave a Reply” area below.

• Part of your plans might include taking in one or more of the classic SF films Turner Classic Movies has on tap tonight. See “Comics-related media” below.

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

David Roach, comics artist

Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (1890), comics publisher

Chic Stone (1923), comics artist

Denis McFarling (1954), comics colorist

Bob Almond (1967), comics inker

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Stephen DeStefano, comics writer

Martin Goodman (1908), comics publisher

Fred Bauman (1964), comics researcher

Bill Fountain (1965)¸comics artist

Friday Foster (1970), comic strip

Scott Mills (1972), comics artist

Metal Hurlant (1975), comics magazine

Today’s Flashbacks

90 yrs Jan 4, 1923 Golden Age artist Chic Stone is born. He returns to comics in the 1960s, inking Jack Kirby’s work for Marvel and working for Archie, DC, Tower, Dell, ACG, and Skywald.

25 yrs Jan 4, 1988 Roz Kirby sells several complete stories of Jack Kirby’s original art at auction.

15 yrs Jan 4, 1998 Voice artist Mae Questel dies of Alzheimer’s disease at age 89. She is best known as the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.

Comics-related media

Turner Classic Movies has a science-fiction movie marathon starting at 8 p.m. E.T. with Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). It’s followed at 9:30 by Tarantula (1955), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) at 11, and It Came from Outer Space (1953) at 12:30 a.m.

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2 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: January 4, 2013

  1. Kanjar Ro…and I knew yesterday’s was Doctor Doom but somehow forgot to post it. Probably got distracted by some household stuff.

  2. culhwch says:

    I am back home after an extended leave (family emergency + holidays), so comic related plans includes going to my regular comics shop and pick up stuff I missed while away.