Friday, August 17, 2012
• Robert Downey Jr. has sustained an ankle injury while filming Iron Man 3 in North Carolina. No word yet on how serious the injury was, but it’s not expected to delay shooting appreciably.
• In other Marvel movie news, Avengers 2 is now scheduled to open May 1, 2015.
• The DC heroes are in for their share of roasting when Robot Chicken airs its DC Heroes Special Sept. 8 at midnight E.T. on Cartoon Network.
• Are you picking up a copy of The Hunger Games on home video at a special midnight event tonight?
• If you’re looking for your gaming pals or pros, they may be in Indianapolis this weekend as Gen Con is underway.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Count Nefaria’s first lines in comics were, “So! He is touching the electro-disc! Now, all I need do is press this button …” He said them in Avengers #13 (Feb 65).
Whose first line in comics was “Hmmm? Oh, guess I was daydreaming.”?
Trina Robbins (1938), comics writer, artist, and historian
Rachel Pollack (1945), comics writer
John S. Romita Jr. (1956), comics writer and artist
Andy Helfer (1958), comics writer and editor
Lee “Budgie” Barnett (1964), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Hector Collazo, comics artist
Clara Noto, comics writer
Rick Parker (1946), comics writer and artist
Cyril Jordan (1948), comics artist
Michael Cohen (1954), comics writer and artist
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 18 Virginia: Salem. 15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectibles Show.
Aug 19 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Conv.
Aug 19 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 19 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Aug 19 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
Aug 24-26 New Jersey: Wildwood. Comic Book Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Show Calendars, Comics Buyer’s Guide, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. If you have a creator appearance scheduled, let us know by e-mail to email@example.com.