Monday, May 7, 2012
• Free Comic Book Day has come and gone for another year. What are your favorite memories from this year’s event or any of the past ones? Let us know below. (It’s also our Question of the Week.)
• Did you get to see The Avengers over the weekend? What did you think?
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Cutter the elf were, “Don’t worry, Skywise … Redlance’s won’t hang among them – I swear it!” He said them in Fantasy Quarterly #1 (Spr 78).
Whose first line in comics was “You will be inconvenienced only until I get the half million dollars you’re carrying!”?
Tony Auth (1942), editorial cartoonist
Robert David Barbour (1951), comics artist
Michael T. Gilbert (1951), comics writer, artist, and historian
Vince Musacchia (1952), comics artist
Roberta Gregory (1953), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Nansi Hoolahan, comics colorist and letterer
Don Trachte (1915), cartoonist
Lee Elias (1920), comics artist
Gary Reed (1956), comics writer and publisher
70 yrs May 7, 1942 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth is born.
60 yrs May 7, 1952 Writer-artist, cartoonist, and painter Vince Musacchia is born.
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?