Wednesday, April 6, 2011
• Titan Comics has announced that it will publish an ongoing comic book series based on Family Guy, starting in July. Previously, Devil’s Due did a series of one-shots, each devoted to a different member of the Griffin family. Art on the upcoming series is by SL Gallant and Anthony Williams. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Batman: Arkham City, a comic-book prequel to the upcoming videogame sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, has a preview available at ComicBookMovie.com. Written by Paul Dini, with art by Carlos D’Anda, the first two issues of the series are scheduled to ship in May. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• And, did anyone see Peter David at WonderCon? He was there, but you may not have recognized him. You can read more about it in his column in CBG #1679 shipping in early May or online at PeterDavid.net. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Modesty Blaise’s first lines in comics were, “Yes?” “On what subject?” and “Yes, certainly. Do come up … Sir Gerald.” She said those in strip #2, May 14, 1963.
Whose first lines in comics were “Aw, clam up, bud! You don’t even know the meaning of the word! Finding yourself in a world of talking hairless apes — now that’s absurdity!”?
Gil Kane (1926), comics artist and writer
Mark Askwith (1956), TV show producer and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
John Ostrander (1949), comics writer
Steve Keeter (1956), comics writer and artist
Dale W. Berry (1960), comics writer and artist
Evan Dorkin (1965), comics writer and artist
Mark A. Lester (1965), comics artist
85 yrs Apr 6, 1926 Eli Katz is born. As Gil Kane he works in the industry for decades for many different publishers, including creating the modern designs for DC’s Green Lantern and Atom and Marvel’s Iron Fist and Morbius and experimenting with graphic novels in His Name Is … Savage and Blackmark. He draws the experimental Star Hawks comic strip (written by Ron Goulart).
75 yrs Apr 6, 1936 The comic strip Mickey Finn, created by Lank Leonard, begins.
45 yrs Apr 6, 1966 Canadian writer and producer (and comics-shop manager) Mark Askwith is born. His Prisoners of Gravity TV show focused on science fiction, fantasy, comics, and more — and he is one of the founders of the Space channel.
Comics in Your Future
Shipping This Week: What’s on your shopping list?
Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?
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 comics-related movie are you most looking forward to this year?
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