Today’s Comics Guide: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Welcome to Today’s Comics Guide! This is the third 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 “Reply” box to provide your own notes, news, and views!


• Have you seen Veronica #205 yet? It shipped to comics shops yesterday and features the return of Kevin Keller. Archie gave us a five-page preview of the story. (Brent Frankenhoff)

If you’ve been waiting for further installments of the digital-only comic book Captain America: First Vengeance, you can now download the first three chapters. The first part of the prequel to the upcoming film Captain America: The First Avenger was released right after the Super Bowl Feb. 6, with the other two parts following in later weeks. That first chapter, written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Luke Ross, is also available for viewing online. (Brent Frankenhoff)



Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer:

Spawn’s first line in comics was “I don’t belong.” in Spawn #1 (May 1992).

Today’s Panel Quiz:

Whose first line in comics was “A few seconds more and we’ll know whether we have succeeded or not!”?

Born Today:

Max Allan Collins (1948), novelist, comics writer, and filmmaker

Dan Mishkin (1953), comics writer

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now:

Flo Steinberg, former Marvel secretary

Veronica Carlin, comics artist

Rich Powers (1960), comics colorist

Today’s Flashbacks

65 years ago: Male Call, featuring Miss Lace, by Milton Caniff ends its run (1946).

25 years ago: US Acres, a comic strip for younger readers by Jim Davis, begins in 500 newspapers (1986).

Question of the Week:

If you had only $25 to spend on comics this week (whether that’s more or less than you usually spend), what would you buy?


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

March 4-6 Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. Steel City Con.

March 4-6 Washington: Seattle. Emerald City ComicCon.

March 5 Wisconsin: Madison. ComicCon

March 6 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.

March 6 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

March 6 Ohio: Columbus. Buckeye Comic Con.

March 6 Ontario: Ottawa. Comics & Sports Card Show

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 is on CBS at 8 E.T. It’s a repeat of Season 4 Episode 9 — “The Boyfriend Complexity.”

Archer has a new episode on FX at 10 E.T., Season 2 Episode 6 is “Tragical History.” And there’s a brief interview with voice artist H. Jon Benjamin in TV Guide for Feb. 28-March 6.

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