Thursday, May 10, 2012
• Heritage Auctions has sold a copy of Batman #1, CGC-graded 9.2 with off-white pages, for $850,000 in a private sale. A group of investors purchased the book. Heritage’s two-day Signature Sale begins today in Dallas.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by The Shadow Thief were, “There! I’ve turned off the dimensiometer which enables me to move about as a shadow!” He said them in The Brave and the Bold #36 (Jul 61).
Whose first lines in comics were, “Brainless brute! If I drop you, you’re finished! Either way, you don’t standa chance against XX!” (And XX takes the place of the character’s name.)
Vincent T. Hamlin (1900), Alley Oop creator
Alex Schomburg (1905), comics artist
Murray R. Ward (1951), comics researcher
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Evan Skolnick, comics writer
Irwin Caplan (1919), comics artist and writer
Carmine Infantino (1925), comics artist, writer, and editor
Everette Hartsoe (1967), comics writer and artist
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 12 California: Long Beach. Comic Con.
May 12 Indiana: Elkhart. Comic Book Show & Avengers Day.
May 12 Nebraska: Omaha. Show.
May 13 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite Free Comic Book Day memory?
• It’s the season finale of The Big Bang Theory on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T. with “The Countdown Reflection.” NASA astronaut Mike Massimino returns in a cameo role.