Today’s Comics Guide: Weekend Edition – April 14 and 15, 2012
• C2E2, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, continues throughout the weekend at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.
• Archaia has announced that its Free Comic Book Day offering this year is a hardbound thin book containing stories of David Petersen’s Mouse Guard.
• Former CBG Associate Editor James Mishler has some pending medical bills and is selling parts of his collection. The first session closes April 20.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Mirror Man’s first line in comics was, “While Batman is confused by my ‘crazy’ mirrors, I’ll use my X-ray mirror and discover who he really is!” He said it on the cover of Detective Comics #213 (Nov 54).
Whose first line in comics was “I have gone without sustinence for many moons now … ‘If the body go unnourished, so shall the soul.’ ”? (Answer Monday)
Born April 14
Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff (1920), comics writer and artist
Angelo Torres (1932), comics artist
Dave Gibbons (1949), comics artist
Chuck Dixon (1954), comics writer
Katsuhiro Otomo (1954), manga artist, screenwriter, film director, creator of Akira
Gerhard (1959), comics artist
Dan Clowes (1961), comics writer and artist
Born April 15
Geoff Blum, comics historian and writer
Tom Sutton (1937), comics artist
Mike Kanterovich (1961), comics writer
Daniel Presedo (1970), comics writer and artist
Bruce Beattie (1954), editorial cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (April 28)
Lee Falk (1911), comics writer and artist, creator of The Phantom and Mandrake
Dick Ayers (1924), comics writer and artist
Will Murray (1953), comics writer
Greg Hyland (1969), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (April 29)
Michael Davis (1958), comics artist, Milestone Media co-founder
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
75 yrs Apr 15, 1937 Artist Tom Sutton is born. He draws for Warren (including the first Vampirella story), Charlton, First, DC, and Marvel.
5 yrs Apr 15, 2007 Wizard of Id co-creator and writer Brant Parker dies at age 86 of complications of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 13-15 Illinois: Chicago. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
Apr 14 Connecticut: Manchester. Sports, Comics & Collectibles Show.
Apr 14 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 14-15 Florida: Largo. Yancy Street Comic Con.
Apr 14-15 Ontario: Toronto. Comic Con.
Apr 15 New York: Syracuse. Collectorsfest-Sports Memorabilia & Toy Show.
Apr 15 Texas: Houston. JMV Comic Book Show.
Apr 20-22 Pennsylvania: Monroeville. Pittsburgh Comicon.
Apr 21-22 Massachusetts: Boston. Boston Comic Con.
Apr 21-22 Ohio: Columbus. Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE).
Apr 22 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Question of the Week
What comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?
• DC Nation is on Cartoon Network starting at 10 a.m. E.T. Saturday morning with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and “Reckoning.” It’s followed at 10:30 by “Usual Suspects,” a new episode of Young Justice.
• Turner Classic Movies has Tarzan and The Green Goddess (1938) at noon E.T. Saturday.
• On Sunday afternoon, TCM airs In Like Flint (1967), one of the better 1960s spy film parodies. Austin Powers fans will hear at least one familiar sound.
• ABC has “What Happened to Frederick,” a new episode of Once Upon a Time at 8 p.m. E.T. Sunday.
• Fox’s animation block returns with a mix of old and new episodes Sunday night, starting at 8 p.m. E.T. with “Beware My Cheating Bart,” a new episode of The Simpsons. At 8:30, Bob’s Burgers has “Food Truckin’ ” and, after a repeat of Family Guy’s “Back to the Pilot” (a brilliant episode if you haven’t seen it) at 9, The Cleveland Show has a new episode in “American Prankster” at 9:30.