Monday, August 20, 2012
• Actor William Windom died Thursday at 88. In addition to his work in the James Thurber-inspired NBC sitcom My World and Welcome to It, many fans will remember him as Commodore Decker in the Star Trek episode, “The Doomsday Machine,” as well as his work on Rod Serling’s Night Gallery and Twilight Zone. Mark Evanier has a video link to an preview of My World and Welcome to It and an anecdote about Windom on his website.
• Top Cow’s Kickstarter campaign for the restart of CyberForce has closed, raising $117,135 in donations. The funds will be used provide free online and print distribution for the first five issues.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Kurrgo, Master of Planet X’s first lines in comics were, “Hah! Little do the earthlings suspect that I, Kurrgo, master of Planet X, many light years from their primitive Earth, have been monitoring their actions for weeks!” The little guy said it in Fantastic Four #7 (Oct 62).
Whose first line in comics was “I think that’s a safe bet.”?
Bill Rechin (1930), cartoonist (Crock)
Kirk Chritton (1964), comics writer, editor, and publisher
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Mort Walker (1923), cartoonist
Don Bloom (1932), comics artist
Paul Chadwick (1957), comics writer and artist
Flint Henry (1959), comics artist
Pat Redding (1961), comics inker
Sholly Fisch (1962), comics writer
105 yrs Aug 20, 1907 Radio performer and voice artist Alan Reed is born. He’s best known as the voice of Fred Flintstone.
35 yrs Aug 20, 1977 The Johnny Hazard newspaper strip written and drawn by Frank Robbins comes to an end.
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.
Aug 25 Indiana: Fort Wayne. Comic Book Convention.
Aug 26 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Aug 26 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Show.
Aug 26 Virginia: Tysons Corner. 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.
• It’s an Anthony Quinn film festival on Turner Classic Movies today with Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) at 10:45 a.m. E.T., The Guns of Navarone (1961) at 2:15 p.m., Zorba the Greek (1964) at 8 p.m., and Lust for Life (1956) at 10:30 p.m.