Today’s Comics Guide: March 28, 2011

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)

Gearbox Software has announced that the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever videogame has been delayed. Here’s Gearbox President Randy Pitchford with the news. (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).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first words in comics were ““Search me! Either I’m the luckiest mug on Earth, or have it all over Clark Gable!”?

Born Today

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.

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

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.)

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: March 28, 2011

  1. Written before her death, here’s a letter from Joanne Siegel to Time-Warner, parent company of DC Comics:

    Tony Isabella

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