Friday, April 6, 2012
• Marvel Studios has announced that the Captain America sequel will release April 4, 2014. Prior to that are Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013 for next year’s Free Comic Book Day) and Thor 2 (Nov. 15, 2013). A fourth Marvel film is scheduled for release May 16, 2014, but no word on what it is at this time. Speculation from various sources is that it could be an Avengers sequel, depending on how well this year’s film, releasing May 4, does.
• With a holiday weekend on tap for some, have you cast your votes in this year’s CBG Fan Awards yet?
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Inheritor’s first lines in comics were, “Your world belongs to me now – and there is no room on it for – The Hulk!” He said them on the cover of Incredible Hulk #149 (Mar 72).
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 writer and artist
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
20 yrs Apr 6, 1992 Writer Isaac Asimov dies of heart and kidney failure, age 72.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Apr 7 Tennessee: Knoxville. Collectors Showcase Comic & Toy Convention.
Apr 13-15 Illinois: Chicago. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).
Question of the Week
What is the most ridiculous super-power used by a comic-book character?
• NBC has “The Thing with Feathers,” a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T.
• And it’s Friday, so time for a new episode of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast!