Monday, March 28, 2011
Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the 28th 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!
• NPR’s Glen Weldon expands on his feelings for Aquaman and discovers a new king of the sea. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
As she slugged a group of thugs Ms. Marvel uttered her first words in comics, which were “I can do more than fly, friend.” in the aptly named Ms. Marvel #1 (Jan 77).
Whose first words in comics were ““Search me! Either I’m the luckiest mug on Earth, or have it all over Clark Gable!”?
Wayne Truman (1936), comics artist
Adam Philips (1952), comics publicist
Peter Hsu (1953), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Harry Eisenstein, comics colorist
Dale Messick (1906), comic strip artist, Brenda Starr creator
Mindy Eisman (1960), comics artist
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.
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.
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• Turner Classic Movies celebrates the work of stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen starting not long after midnight tonight — which is to say 1:30 a.m. E.T: Jason and the Argonauts (1963, 104 min.), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973, 105 min. — with a pre-Doctor Who Tom Baker as Koura), and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977, 113 min.)