Monday, August 6, 2012
• The Dark Knight Rises led the weekend box office for a third week in a row with an estimated $36.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $354.6 million. The Total Recall remake opened with only $26 million, while Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days realized $14.7 million in its opening weekend.
• Nickelodeon has scheduled its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon for Sept. 29.
• Kickstarter has modified its policy toward retailer rewards by allowing fundraisers to offer up to 10 copies of an item as a reward for retailers who support projects. The change came after several websites, including ICv2.com and CBGXtra.com, called attention to an earlier policy that was being enforced removing any rewards of more than a single copy or two of a project from the fundraising lists.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Ronald “Firestorm” Raymond’s first line in comics was, “Heads up, New York! Make way for Firestorm! Wowee if the kids at school could see me now! I haven’t felt this good since I made the winning touchdown in the championship game with Central High!” He said it in the opening splash of Firestorm #1 (Mar 78).
Whose first line in comics was “I’m not playing your little games, kids.”
Ed Hannigan, comics artist
Susan Dorne (1958), comics letterer
Terry Pallot (1966), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bill Rechin (1930), cartoonist (Crock)
Kirk Chritton (1964), comics writer, editor, and publisher