Thursday, August 9, 2012
• Today is opening day for Wizard World Chicago. Are you going? CBG Editor Brent Frankenhoff will be there Friday, so if you see him in his blue CBG shirt, stop him and say “hi!”
• Warner Bros. has approached Ben Affleck to direct a Justice League movie.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Mysterio’s first lines in comics were, “Watchmen! On the roof! Well, this will take care of them!” He said them, disguised as Spider-Man, in, wait for it, Amazing Spider-Man #13 (Mar 64).
Whose first line in comics was “Stand — I say — stand aside!! Make way, boy!”?
Fred Fredericks (1929), cartoonist
Betty Boop (1930), cartoon character
Bob McLeod (1951), comics artist
Mark Braun (1954), comics artist and art director
Lou Manna (1954), comics artist
Steve Gallacci (1955), comics writer
Rick Leonardi (1957), comics artist
Steve Moncuse (1957), comics inker
Josh Neufeld (1967), comics writer and artist
Posy Simmonds (1975), British newspaper cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Alfredo P. Alcala (1925), comics writer and artist
Terry Austin (1952), comics artist
Chris Bachalo (1965), comics artist
55 yrs Aug 9, 1957 Writer-artist Steve Moncuse is born. He creates Fish Police.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 9-12 Illinois: Rosemont. Chicago Comic Con.
Aug 11-12 North Carolina: Charlotte. Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR Show.
Aug 11 California: Fresno. Collect-A-Con.
Aug 12 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Aug 12 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Aug 12 Pennsylvania: Dingmans Ferry. Comics, Cards, Records, TV & Movie Expo.
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.
• Yesterday, we told you about Turner Classic Movies’ Japanese film festival today with the films of Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, and Hiroshi Inagaki. It started with Rashomon (1950) at 7:45 a.m. E.T. It’s followed at 9:15 by Seven Samurai (1954), the “inspiration” for The Magnificent Seven and then several more films throughout the day and evening.