Saturday, March 26, 2011
Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the 26th installment in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s ongoing home for daily comics notes, news, and views. Please join us, and feel free to comment in the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of the page to provide your own notes, news, and views!
• To mark their first time at WonderCon as an exhibitor, Marvel is producing a variant edition of Uncanny X-Men #534 with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. The issue will only be available at the Marvel booth (#801) during the show, which runs April 1-3. Camuncoli is scheduled as a guest at the show, along with such other Marvel folks as Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso, Jeph Loeb, Marko Djurdjevic, Jason Aaron, and Rick Remender. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• I’ll be at the Green Bay Comics Show at the Best Western Midway Hotel, 780 Armed Forces Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to other comics dealers, artist Chris Dreier is also scheduled to attend. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words in comics uttered by Jay Garrick (the original Flash) were, “Hi, Joan! Joan!” in (duh!) Flash Comics #1 (Jan 40).
Whose first words in comics were “Here’s the swag! A hundred grand!”?
Leonard Nimoy (1931), actor, writer, comic-book character
José Luis Garcia-Lopez (1948), comics artist
Brian Bolland (1951), comics artist
Mark Verheiden (1956), comics writer and movie producer
Robert Kraus (1959), comics writer and artist
Mitch O’Connell (1961), artist
Vinson Watson (1973), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
John Drury (1967), comics artist and writer
Question of the Week
How much money altogether did you spend on comic books last week?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
March 25-27 Florida: Orlando. MegaCon.
March 26-27 Kansas: Overland Park. Planet Comicon.
March 26 Wisconsin: Green Bay. Comic Book Convention.
March 27 Illinois: Rockford. Comic Book Convention.
March 27 Massachusetts: Fairhaven. SouthCoast Toy and Comic Show.
March 27 New Jersey: East Hanover. Comic Book Show.
March 27 Ohio: Cleveland. Comic & Nostalgia Show.
March 27 Texas: Dallas. JMV Comic Book Show.
April 1-3 California: San Francisco. WonderCon.
April 2 Indiana: South Bend. Comic-Con.
April 2 Pennsylvania: Scotrun. Excalibur Pocono Con 9.
April 2 Virginia: Salem. Roanoke Valley Comicon.
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.
• Over on his website, Mark Evanier puts up a video clip of the day. On Thursday, he linked to a trio of Bosco Chocolate Syrup animated commercials where one of the bunnies was voiced by Daws Butler. Let him tell you the rest of the story and let me add that you want to watch all three in their entirety. Hey, it’s Saturday morning (or should be, if you’re reading this daily), what else do you have to do for three minutes? (Brent Frankenhoff)