Wednesday, May 9, 2012
• Remember that initial estimate of The Avengers’ opening weekend box office being $200.3 million? Seems that was a little low as Sunday’s actual box office total was higher than estimated, bringing the film’s actual total to $207.4 million.
• Link of the Day: CBG Senior Editor Maggie Thompson shared one of her Free Comic Book Day discoveries.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Did you figure out that it was the members of The Doom Patrol as our first three-fer? As you can see, since they were in silhouette in the panel from My Greatest Adventure #80 (Jun 63), we can only guess at which member (Robotman, Elasti-Girl, or Negative Man) said each line — “What do you mean?”, “I … I should never have come here!”, and “Neither should I! Who are you?”
Whose first lines in comics were, “There! I’ve turned off the dimensiometer which enables me to move about as a shadow!”?
Frank O’Neal (1921), comic strip writer and artist
Richard H. Hodgins Jr. (1931), cartoonist
Barbara Slate (1947), comics writer and artist
David Campiti (1958), comics publisher, writer, and talent manager
Ty Templeton (1963), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Win Mortimer (1919), comics artist
John Bolton (1951), comics painter
65 yrs May 9, 1947 Writer-artist Barbara Slate is born. She contributes stories to Archie Comics, creates Angel Love and Sweet XVI, and teaches graphic-novel production.
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?
• Turner Classic Movies has a Robin Hood movie marathon throughout the day. Check their listings for details.