Sunday, April 10, 2011
• Have you checked out the Eisner Award nominees for this year? It’s an eclectic mix of projects and creators. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• After several different titles have been attached to the prequel/reboot of the Planet of the Apes, including Caesar, Caesar: Rise of the Apes, and just Rise of the Apes, the latest iteration of the film’s title is Rise of the Planet of the Apes. James Franco, Andy Serkis, Tom Felton, and John Lithgow have all been announced as cast members for the film, scheduled for release later this year. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• The World’s Largest Trivia Contest wraps up tonight at midnight C.T. How did Yaargh! & Refresh & Watch Wiki Change (my team) do compared to the other 400+ teams competing? Check back and see! (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Groo the Wanderer’s first lines in comics were, “There they are again! They want me dead so badly … but who do they work for? Who sent them … and why?” He said (well, thought) them in Pacific’s Groo the Wanderer #1 (Dec 82).
Whose first line in comics was “Afternoon, Gryph! Decided to let myself in and cut down on your overhead. Hope you don’t mind!”?
James D. Hudnall (1957), comics writer
Richard K. Taylor (1958), Weta Workshop artist
Scott Hampton (1959), comics artist
Bill Marks (1962), Vortex Comics founder
Robert Durham (1963), comics artist
Michael Anthony Delepine (1964), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Howie Schneider (1930), comic strip writer and artist
Al Vey (1955), comics inker
John MacLeod (1957), small press comics creator
Ralph Griffith (1960), Arrow Comics founder
Randy Carpenter (1965), comics creator
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
April 9-10 North Carolina: Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem Toy and Comic Book Show.
April 9-10 Ontario: Toronto. Toronto ComicCon Fan Appreciation Event.
April 9-10 United Kingdom: London. Kapow! Comic Con.
April 10 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Convention.
April 10 Ohio: Northwood. Comics show.
April 10 Virginia: Dunn Loring. Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con.
Apr 15-17 Pennsylvania: Monroeville. Pittsburgh Comicon.
April 16 Iowa: Des Moines. Iowa Comic Book Club MiniCon.
April 16 Massachusetts: Northampton. Paint and Pixel Festival.
April 16 New York: Bronx. Kids’ Comic Con.
April 16 Pennsylvania: Allentown. Comic Con.
April 16-17 Kentucky: Covington. FandomFest Cincy.
April 16-17 Oregon: Portland. Stumptown Comics Fest.
Apr 16-17 Tennessee: Gray. Tri-Cities Toy & Hobby Show.
April 17 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention.
April 17 Florida: DeLand. Collectibles Show.
April 17 New York: Albany. Comic Con.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the Week
What comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?
• Fox’s Sunday night primetime animation block is all-new, starting with The Simpsons at 8 p.m. E.T. “The Great Simpsina” is Season 22’s Episode 18 and features vocal appearances by Martin Landau, David Copperfield, and Penn and Teller. (Might Teller finally speak?)
• Bob’s Burgers at 8:30 p.m. airs Season 1, Episode 10 “Burger War,” while Family Guy at 9 p.m. has Season 9, Episode 14 “Tiegs for Two” with Cheryl Tiegs as herself and Drew Barrymore providing the voice of Jillian.
• The animation group concludes at 9:30 p.m. with The Cleveland Show. Season 2, Episode 19 is “Ship’rect.” Daryl Hall, John Oates, Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban and NFL referee Ed Hochuli all have voice parts.
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