Tuesday, April 5, 2011
• At WonderCon this past weekend, IDW announced that it has made an agreement with Nickelodeon to produce new comics and graphic novels featuring the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting this summer. Nickelodeon is working on a new computer-generated animation series featuring Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s “heroes in a half shell” for fall 2012. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• IDW also announced a pair of hardcover collections scheduled for release in July. Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition, collects Thor #337-340 and #360-362 and is the first book in a planned series. The pages are scanned from Simonson’s original art and the book retails for $100. In addition, IDW announced Parker: The Martini Edition, a slipcased book collecting Darwyn Cooke’s first two graphic novels adapting Richard Stark’s (aka Donald E. Westlake) mystery thrillers featuring Parker. The slipcased book, which collects The Hunter and The Outfit, contains 65 additional pages, plus a new Parker story and retails for $75. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Tony “Iron Man” Stark’s first line in comics was, “General, you will see my tiny transistor increase the power of this small magnet so tremendously, that it will open that locked vault!” and he said it in Tales of Suspense #39 (Mar 63).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first lines in comics (across three panels) were: “Yes?” “On what subject?” and “Yes, certainly. Do come up … Sir Gerald.”
Bernard Baily (1916), comics artist
Roger Corman (1926), movie producer and writer
Roger A. Brown (1957), comics writer
Ray Murtaugh (1960), comics artist
Arthur Adams (1963), comics artist and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jim Ivey (1925), comic strip artist and writer
Sandra I.H. Wehner (1949), comics writer and artist
Martha Thomases (1953), comics editor
Steve Schanes (1954), comics publisher and editor
Mark McKenna (1957), comics artist
95 yrs Apr 5, 1916 Artist Bernard Baily is born. While his work appears in DC’s Action Comics #1, it is for the later feature “The Spectre” — with writer Jerry Siegel — that he is best known. He also co-creates DC’s Hourman and works on a wide variety of other comics features over the decades.
85 yrs Apr 5, 1926 Film producer and director Roger Corman is born. The “King of the B-Movies” may be best known for 1960’s The Little Shop of Horrors, but he is prolific and continues to produce material for The Syfy Channel.
15 yrs Apr 5, 1996 CBG introduces the term and logo for “Done in One,” a concept Maggie deems necessary because of the rarity of such storytelling and the help it would be for people looking for stories complete in an issue.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
April 9 Ohio: Elyria. Show.
April 9 South Carolina: Greenville. Greenville Comic Book and Sports Car d Show.
April 9 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
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Question of the Week
What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?
• No Ordinary Family has the finale of Season 1, “No Ordinary Beginning,” at 8 p.m. E.T. tonight. It’s Episode 20 in the series and airs on ABC.
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