Monday, March 14, 2011
Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the 14th 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 “Reply” box at the bottom of the page to provide your own notes, news, and views!
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Bruce Wayne’s first line in comics was “Well, Commissioner, anything exciting happening these days?” in Detective Comics #27 (May 39).
Whose first line in comics was “Naturally! All who come to me are! Speak …”?
Hank Ketcham (1920), comic strip writer and artist
Tom Batiuk (1947), comic strip writer and artist
Brian Walker (1952), comic strip writer and historian
Stephen R. Bissette (1955), comics writer and artist
Mike DeCarlo (1957), comic book artist
Felipe Echevarria (1959), artist
Steve Brooks (1966), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Wayne Truman (1936), comics artist
Adam Philips (1952), comics publicist
Peter Hsu (1953), comics artist
40 years ago: The Dark Shadows comic strip begins, drawn by Ken Bald and based on the ABC-TV series (1971).
10 years ago: Comics chain-store pioneer John Barrett dies of colon cancer (2001).
Question of the Week
What most impressed you about the first comic book you remember reading?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
March 18-20 Illinois: Chicago. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Have you begun to pack yet?
March 18-20 Canada, Ontario: Toronto. Wizard World Comic Con. Have you begun to pack yet?
Mar 19-20 Ohio: Columbus. SPACE. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo).
Mar 19 Pennsylvania: Schnecksville. Lehigh Valley Comic Con.
March 20 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
March 20 North Carolina: Charlotte. ComiCon.
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• Reviews of the animated feature Rango have been summarized on Metacritic at 75 out of 100, with 30 positive reviews, 4 mixed reviews, and 1 negative review. (Users gave it 19 positive reviews, 3 mixed reviews, and 6 negative reviews.)
• In its March 18 issue, there’s an Entertainment Weekly focus on media interest in comics from IDW. Mentioned are: Michael Bay‘s getting film rights to Zombies vs. Robots; a Fox pilot for a show based on Locke & Key; and Slash‘s optioning Wake the Dead.