Today’s Comics Guide: March 26, 2011

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!

Noted

• 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)

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum features Baltimore Heroes. (Maggie Thompson)

• 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).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first words in comics were “Here’s the swag! A hundred grand!”?

Born Today

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?

Events

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 showscalendar@krause.com 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 brent.frankenhoff@fwmedia.com.

Comics-Related Media

• 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)

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