Friday, April 13, 2012
• Watch your step today! It’s Friday the 13th.
• C2E2, the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo, opens at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago today and runs through Sunday. Are you attending? Craig “Mr. Silver Age” Shutt hosts a trivia panel at 5 p.m. today in Room N426c. Come and see how you’d fare against Mark Waid.
• Robert Kirkman’s new comics series, Thief of Thieves, is already in development as a series for AMC.
• IDW Director of Retail Marketing Dirk Wood was promoted to Vice-President of Marketing yesterday.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Leonardo’s first lines in comics were, “My name is Leonardo. We made a wrong turn somewhere. Now we’re caught, our backs to the wall in this trash strewn alley. Barring the way out are fifteen members of the Purple Dragons, the toughest street gang on the East Side. The only way they’ll let us out of here is if we’re dead!” He said them in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984).
Whose first line in comics was, “While Batman is confused by my ‘crazy’ mirrors, I’ll use my X-ray mirror and discover who he really is!”?
Victor Fox (1893), comics publisher
Dennis Janke (1950), comics inker
Topper Helmers (1955), comics artist
Bill Staton (1959), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Barry Shapiro (1947), comics letterer
Larry Nibert (1952), mini-comics writer and artist
Jan Mullaney (1953), comics editor and publisher
Faye Perozich (1963), comics writer and artist
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 13-15 Illinois: Chicago. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
Apr 14 Connecticut: Manchester. Sports, Comics & Collectibles Show.
Apr 14 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 14-15 Florida: Largo. Yancy Street Comic Con.
Apr 14-15 Ontario: Toronto. Comic Con.
Apr 15 New York: Syracuse. Collectorsfest-Sports Memorabilia & Toy Show.
Apr 15 Texas: Houston. JMV Comic Book Show.
Apr 20-22 Pennsylvania: Monroeville. Pittsburgh Comicon.
Question of the Week
What comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?
• NBC has “Love Sick,” a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T.