Saturday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013
• It’s the first full weekend of the new year. Have you read all the comics you got for Christmas?
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Kanjar Ro’s first lines in comics were, “Only the combined voices of my three arch-enemies – whom you must capture for me – can free the peoples of Earth from their frozen rigidity! Now – enter the space-boat … and proceed on your mission!” He said them in Justice League of America #3 (Mar 61).
Whose first line in comics was “And they never suspected a thing.”? (Answer Monday)
Mark Tatulli, cartoonist (Lio)
Jack Hannah (1913), cartoonist
George Reeves (1914), actor
Russ Manning (1929), comics artist and writer
Sandy Hausler (1959), comics commentator
Martin Filchock (1912), cartoonist
Artie Simek (1916), comics artist
Kay Reynolds (1951), comics editor
Bruce Douglas Patterson (1953), comics artist
Matthew Manning (1979), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Jan. 19)
Bernard Baily (1916), comics artist
Patricia Highsmith (1921), comics writer
Milton Schiffman (1922), former Marvel Vice-President of Production
Jack Caprio (1932), comics writer
Joe Staton (1948), comics writer and artist
Tom Yeates (1955), comics artist
Tim Townsend (1970), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Jan. 20)
Harold Grey (1894), cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)
Bill Griffith (1944), cartoonist (Zippy the Pinhead)
Keith Pollard (1950), comics artist
Clay Bennett (1958), Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist
Jim Keefe (1965), comics artist
Marc Patten (1968), comics retailer, writer, publisher, and analyst
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
60 yrs Jan 6, 1953 Inker and First Comics Production Coordinator Bruce Douglas Patterson is born.
• Provided the NFL playoff game doesn’t goof up the schedule, Fox’s animation block begins at 8 p.m. E.T. Sunday with new episodes of The Simpsons, followed by Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and American Dad!
• ABC has a new episode of Once Upon a Time at 8 p.m. Sunday night as well.