Today’s Comics Guide: March 14, 2011

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).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Naturally! All who come to me are! Speak …”?

Born Today

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

Today’s Flashbacks

40 years ago: The Dark Shadows comic strip begins, drawn by Ken Bald and based on the ABC-TV series (1971).

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins

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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Comics-Related Media

• 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.

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3 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: March 14, 2011

  1. Brent Frankenhoff says:

    It’s the next to the last day to nominate your favorite projects and creators of 2010 in our annual CBG Fan Awards. The nomination ballot closes at midnight tomorrow night!

  2. Brent Frankenhoff says:

    And, in celebration of Pi Day, check out this link.

    • Brent Frankenhoff says:

      For those of you that clicked on the link early enough, you got to enjoy a neat bit of music. Unfortunately, it was taken down later in the day.

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