Today’s Comics Guide: March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the 31st installment in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s ongoing home for daily comics notes, news, and views. Please join us, and feel free to comment in the “Leave a Reply” box at the bottom of the page to provide your own notes, news, and views!


• We’ve sorted the ballots and determined the nominees for the 29th annual CBG Fan Awards. You can check out the nominees in our 12 categories and vote for your favorites through May 31. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• Thanks to all who participated in the charity event put on by our parent company, F+W Media, yesterday. We donated 50% of profits from any sales in our online stores yesterday to Japanese Relief. Our e-stores carry books, magazines, webinars, educational courses, and more. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The first words spoken in comics by Jason Woodrue (the future Floronic Man) were, “Aha, my little beauties! I’m glad to see you obeyed Maya when I commanded her to order you here!” in The Atom #1 (Jul 62).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first words in comics were “Another prize for my collection! From Jim Rock in Egypt.”?

Born Today

Franco Bonvicini (1941), comics artist

Steven T. Seagle (1965), comics writer

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff (1920), comics artist

Dave Gibbons (1949), comics artist

Chuck Dixon (1954), comics writer

Gerhard (1959), comics inker and writer

Dan Clowes (1961), comics writer and artist

Question of the Week

What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?


Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

April 1-3 California: San Francisco. WonderCon.

April 2 Indiana: South Bend. Comic-Con.

April 2 Pennsylvania: Scotrun. Excalibur Pocono Con 9.

April 2 Virginia: Salem. Roanoke Valley Comicon.

April 3 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Pop Culture Show.

April 3 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.

April 3 Maryland: Timonium. Comic Con.

April 3 Massachusetts: South Attleboro. Comic, Card, and Toy Show.

April 3 New Jersey: Somerset. WildPig Comics Convention.

April 3 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

April 3 Ohio: Dayton. Gem City Comic Con.

April 3 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show.

April 3 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Philadelphia Comic Con.

Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to 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

Comics-Related Media

Big Bang Theory (Season 4, Episode 19, “The Zarnecki Incursion”) is on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T.

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