Thursday, November 17, 2011
• An original page of art from X-Men #137 by John Byrne and Terry Austin, depicting the death of Phoenix, sold at Heritage Auctions’ Signature Sale in Beverly Hills for $65,725. Pieces from the Jerry Robinson collection also brought high prices with Robinson’s own cover for Detective Comics #67, the first appearance of The Penguin, closing at $239,000; his Joe Simon and Jack Kirby cover for Adventure #73, featuring Manhunter’s first appearance in his new costume, sold for $119,500; and the cover of Action Comics #46 by Fred Ray, closed at $101,575. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
As Luigi wrote as a reply to yesterday’s Comics Guide, The Porcupine’s first line in comics was, “No one that lives is mighty enough to resist me!” He said it on the cover of Tales to Astonish #48 (Oct 63).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first line in comics was “What happened?”
That’s not much of a clue, is it? OK, then, the character’s next lines came two panels later when they said, “Don’t be afraid! I won’t hurt you!”
Sue Flaxman, comics writer
Vincent Giarrano (1960), comics artist
Ed Brubaker (1966), comics writer
Steve Remen (1969), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Remi Bellocq (1961),
45 yrs Nov 17, 1966 Writer Ed Brubaker is born. He co-creates Criminal for Marvel’s Icon line and writes for publishers ranging from Slave Labor and Caliber to DC and Marvel.
40 yrs Nov 17, 1971 Miss Buxley is introduced in Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey newspaper strip.
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Question of the Week
What’s your favorite feature of Today’s Comics Guide?
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• CBS has a new episode of The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. E.T. Tonight’s episode is “The Flaming Spitton Acquisition.”
• At the same time (which may explain why it’s headed for hiatus), NBC has Community and tonight’s episode, “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux.”