Tuesday, August 21, 2012
• After only five days of taking preorders on Amazon.com, Dark Horse and Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is in the #1 spot on the online retailer’s bestseller list, surpassing Fifty Shades of Grey. The book, originally released in Japan in 2011, looks at the history of the Zelda franchise (celebrating its 25th year) and contains bonus manga pages. It’s scheduled to ship Jan. 29.
• Warner Bros. has scrapped plans to adapt Stephen King’s Dark Tower for the big and small screens.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes’ first line in comics was, “I think that’s a safe bet.” He said it in The Walking Dead #1 (Oct 03).
Whose first lines in comics were “My first visit to a truly ancient castle, Alan! And, odd – I keep thinking fate brings us here!”?
Marie Severin, comics artist and colorist
Bobbie Chase, comics editor
Gary Friedrich (1943), comics writer
Darrell Goza (1955), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jean Simek, comics letterer
Ken Lopez, comics letterer
Rosemary McCormick-Lowy, comics editor
Scott Shaw! (1951), comics writer and artist
Paul Smith (1954), comics artist
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
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.
• Disney Home Video has released The Aristocats for the first time on Blu-ray today.
• Turner Classic Movies has a Jack Lemmon movie marathon planned for tomorrow, which includes airings of Mr. Roberts (1955) at 8 a.m. E.T., How to Murder Your Wife (1965) at 12:30 p.m., and The Great Race (1965) at 2:45 p.m.