Today’s Comics Guide: March 27, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the 27th 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!


• … news, everyone! Comedy Central has renewed Futurama through 2013. A fresh group of episodes begins in June and the cable network just ordered two additional groups of 13 episodes. How many actual seasons of the series that makes is still being debated. For more animation news, see Comics-Related Media below. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

As he opened a safe in Police Comics #1 (Aug 41), the first words in comics uttered by Eel O’Brien (the soon-to-be Plastic Man) were, “Here’s the swag! A hundred grand!”

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first words in comics were, ““I can do more than fly, friend.”?

Born Today

Steve Calrow, manager, Bruce Hamilton Collections

Carl Barks (1901), comics writer and artist

Fred Foy (1921), radio announcer

Hy Eisman (1927), comic strip artist and writer

Mike Friedrich (1949), comics writer

Mike Chen (1955), comics artist

John Floyd (1962), comics artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

James D. Hudnall (1957), comics writer

Richard K. Taylor (1958), Weta Workshop artist

Scott Hampton (1959), comics artist

Bill Marks (1962), Vortex Comics founder

Robert Durham (1963), comics artist

Michael Anthony Delepine (1964), comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

15 years ago: Diamond International Galleries plays host to a 95th birthday celebration for Carl Barks (1996).

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 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.

April 3 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.

April 3 Maryland: Timonium. Comic Con.

April 3 Massachusetts: South Attleboro. Comic, Card, and Toy Show.

April 3 New Jersey: Somerset. WildPig Comics Convention.

April 3 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

April 3 Ohio: Dayton. Gem City Comic Con.

April 3 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show.

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

Comics-Related Media

• With the exception of Family Guy repeating Season 9, Episode 5 “Baby, You Knock Me Out” at 9 p.m. E.T., the remainder of Fox’s primetime animation block is new. At 8 p.m. E.T., The Simpsons airs Season 22, Episode 17 “Love is a Many-Strangled Thing”. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a guest voice. At 8:30, Bob’s Burgers’ Season 1, Episode 9 is “Spaghetti Western and Meatballs.” And, at 9:30, American Dad airs Season 6, Episode 13 “I am the Walrus.”

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