Tuesday, August 28, 2012
• Peter David has written Avengers: Season One, a 100-page original graphic novel for inclusion in a Walmart exclusive package of The Avengers Blu-ray/DVD combo. The set, scheduled to ship Sept. 25, has a list price of $39.99.
• DC has announced a new Justice League title. Justice League of America, with such team members as Catwoman, Green Arrow, Hawkman, and The Martian Manhunter, is scheduled to begin in 2013.
• Stan Lee will edit the letters column of Amazing Spider-Man #700.
• An eighth Before Watchmen mini-series, featuring Moloch the Mystic, will begin later this year from DC. The two-issue title will be followed by an Epilogue one-shot in early 2013.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Lucy van Pelt’s first line in comics was, “One, one, one.” She said it in the Peanuts strip for March 3, 1952. Her next line? Well, see the strip below.
Whose first line in comics was “Huda, oroti!”?
Dell Barras, comics artist
Scott Cunningham, comics writer, artist, and editor
Craig Chase (1910), comics editor
Jack Kirby (1917), comics writer and artist
Jim Sasseville (1927), cartoonist
Mark Alessi (1953), CrossGen founder
Mike Leeke (1963), comics artist
Brian Sutton (1963), comics artist
Keith Quinn (1966), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Alex Kotzky (1923), cartoonist (Apartment 3-G)
Jean-Claude Foresr (1930), cartoonist (Barbarella)
Rod Whigham (1954), comics artist
Jon Macy (1964), comics writer and artist
Michael Wright (1967), comics writer
95 yrs Aug 28, 1917 “King of the Comics” Jack Kirby is born. Born Jacob Kurtzberg, he writes, draws, and edits comics, co-creating (among countless others) Captain America, The Fantastic Four, and The Silver Surfer for Marvel — and his own universe for DC.
75 yrs Aug 28, 1937 Comic-strip pioneer and political cartoonist Frederick Burr Opper dies at age 80. He created Happy Hooligan, Alphonse and Gaston, and And Her Name Was Maud.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug. 31-Sep. 3 Georgia: Atlanta. Dragon*Con.
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.
• The Walking Dead Season 2 is available on home video today.
• The first season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time is also available on home video today.