Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Air Force mechanic Captain Adam (soon to be Captain Atom) said in comics were, “Dropped the screwdriver!” in Space Adventures #33 (Mar 60).
Whose first words in comics were “Aha, my little beauties! I’m glad to see you obeyed Maya when I commanded her to order you here!”?
Tex Blaisdell (1920), comics artist and editor
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Dennis Janke (1950), comics inker
Topper Helmers (1955), comics artist
Bill Staton (1959), comics artist
20 years ago: The Pacific Northwest edition of TV Guide carries a full-page ad from DC and Diamond promoting comics shops (1991).
What’s on your shopping list?
What are you anticipating?
Question of the Week
What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
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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.
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April 3 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show.
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