Friday, April 27, 2012
• It’s just one week until The Avengers officially opens. What are your plans?
• Looking further ahead, Free Comic Book Day is a week and a day away. Again, what are your plans?
• Robot Chicken has announced that it will air an all-DC comics show this fall, featuring such voice talent as Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Paul Reubens, Megan Fox, and Alfred Molina. DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and DC Comics writer Geoff Johns is consulting on the project. The stop-motion animation series airs as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block.
• Link of the Day: Comics Alliance lists 15 comics-related shows that didn’t make it past the pilot stage.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Dick Tracy’s first line in comics was, “Good evening, Mr. Trueheart — how’s the delicatessen business this evening?” He said it in the first installment of his self-titled strip, Oct. 12, 1931.
Whose first line in comics was “No use, Flash – you’ll never … find … the real me … in time!”?
Barry Shapiro (1947), comics letterer
Larry Nibert (1952), mini-comics publisher
Jan Mullaney (1953), comics publisher, co-founder Eclipse
Faye Perozich (1963), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Ed Furness (1910), comics writer and artist
Mike Curtis (1953), comics writer and publisher
Matt Feazell (1955), mini-comics creator
Nick Burns (1957), comics colorist
Sandy Carruthers (1962), comics artist
65 yrs Apr 27, 1947 Letterer Barry Shapiro is born.
35 yrs Apr 27, 1977 Golden Age artist Paul Gustavson dies at age 60. Born as Paul Gustafson, he worked for the Chesler shop and Centaur and Quality and created and drew Timely’s Angel.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 27-29 Illinois: Lombard. Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention.
Apr 28 New Jersey: Manahawkin. Atomicon XXVI Comics Expo.
Apr 28 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Apr 29 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 29 Florida: Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Comic & Toy Show.
Apr 29 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Apr 29 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Show.
Apr 29 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
May 4-6 Missouri: Columbia. DoDeca-Con.
Question of the Week
What would you like to see in Today’s Comics Guide
• NBC has a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T., “Leave It to the Beavers.” (Do you suppose Jerry Mathers will guest-star?)
• Early tomorrow morning on Turner Classic Movies, Weird Al Yankovic’s 1989 film UHF airs at 4 a.m. E.T.