Today’s Comics Guide: Weekend Edition — Jan. 5-6, 2013

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).

This Weekend’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “And they never suspected a thing.”? (Answer Monday)

Born Saturday

Mark Tatulli, cartoonist (Lio)

Jack Hannah (1913), cartoonist

George Reeves (1914), actor

Russ Manning (1929), comics artist and writer

Sandy Hausler (1959), comics commentator

Born Sunday

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.

Comics-related media

• 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.

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2 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: Weekend Edition — Jan. 5-6, 2013

  1. I haven’t read all the comics I got last Christmas! :)

    But I am working on reading them and a lot of other stuff in this new year.