Friday, November 18, 2011
• MTV.com’s Geek page has compiled a list of comics suggestions to help men who want to get the women in their lives started reading comics. What do you think of their suggestions? (And, yes, they could easily apply to female fans looking for cool comics for their male friends.) (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Thorn’s first lines in comics were, “What happened?” followed two panels later by, “Don’t be afraid! I won’t hurt you!” She said them in Bone #2 (Sep 91). Of course, her original appearances were in black and white, but these are from the color reprints, because they look nicer.
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first line in comics was “I know the drawbacks, Mon-El … but I know what I want!”?
Alan Moore (1952), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jack Davis (1924), comics writer and artist
Tim Corrigan (1950), comics writer and artist
Andy Mangels (1966), comics writer
30 yrs Nov 18, 1981 The author of the comics-bashing book Seduction of the Innocent, psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, dies at age 86. After introduction of the Comics Code, he switched his target to TV. He also wrote a book on fandom.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Nov 19 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book & Non-Sportscard Show.
Nov 19-20 Massachusetts: Framingham. Super Mega Fest.
Nov 19-20 North Carolina: Greensboro. Triad Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Nov 19-20 Pennsylvania: Allentown. Comic Con.
Nov 20 Florida: Daytona Beach.DaytonaBeach Comic & Toy Show
Nov 20 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Nov 20 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Show Calendars, Comics Buyer’s Guide, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. If you have a creator appearance scheduled, let us know by e-mail to email@example.com.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite feature of Today’s Comics Guide?
The best answer received to this week’s question (in our opinion) will receive a CBGcoffee mug with Maggie Thompson’s mug on it that we just found in the archives while researching our 40th anniversary. So, c’mon, tell us your thoughts, make us smile, and you could hold a piece of CBG history in your hand! Send us your answer in the “Leave a Reply” area below.
• Somehow, we missed it, but Chuck is back on NBC at 8 p.m. E.T. tonight with a new episode, “Chuck versus the Business Trip.”
• NBC also has a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T. tonight. It’s entitled, “Lonelyhearts.”