Friday, August 31, 2012
• The long Labor Day holiday is almost upon us. What are your plans?
• Based on a teaser image released by Marvel, Dark Phoenix may be returning to the Marvel Universe as a result of the events of Avengers vs. X-Men.
• Milo Manara and Adi Granov are providing alternate covers, both featuring The Scarlet Witch, for Uncanny Avengers #1.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first lines spoken by Sin City’s Marv were, ““The night is hot as hell. Everything sticks. It’s a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town.” He said them in Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special (Apr 91).
Whose first line in comics was ” At last I’ve reached Earth, after flying for 5,000 years from the farthest star, where I was banished by old Shazam!”?
Hector Collazo, comics artist
Clara Noto, comics writer
Rick Parker (1946), comics artist
Cyril Jordan (1948), comics artist
Michael Cohen (1954), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jim Novak, comics letterer
Bill Black (1943), comics editor, writer, and publisher
Mary Fleener (1951), comics writer and artist
S. Clarke Hawbaker (1958), comics artist
Todd S. Tuttle (1964), comics artist
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.
• It’s Friday and that means a new installment of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast!
• It’s James Caan day on Turner Classic Movies. At 8 p.m. E.T., the cable network is showing Rollerball (1975), with Countdown (1968) at 2:15 a.m.