Friday, January 4, 2013
• What are your weekend comics-related plans? Let us know in the “Leave a Reply” area below.
• Part of your plans might include taking in one or more of the classic SF films Turner Classic Movies has on tap tonight. See “Comics-related media” below.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Doctor Doom’s first line in comics was, “With a turn of this dial, I shall destroy the four of you forever!!” He said it on the cover of Fantastic Four #5 (Jul 62).
Whose first lines in comics were “Only the combined voices of my three arch-enemies – whom you must capture for me – can free the peoples of Earth from their frozen rigidity! Now – enter the space-boat … and proceed on your mission!”?
David Roach, comics artist
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (1890), comics publisher
Chic Stone (1923), comics artist
Denis McFarling (1954), comics colorist
Bob Almond (1967), comics inker
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Stephen DeStefano, comics writer
Martin Goodman (1908), comics publisher
Fred Bauman (1964), comics researcher
Bill Fountain (1965)¸comics artist
Friday Foster (1970), comic strip
Scott Mills (1972), comics artist
Metal Hurlant (1975), comics magazine
90 yrs Jan 4, 1923 Golden Age artist Chic Stone is born. He returns to comics in the 1960s, inking Jack Kirby’s work for Marvel and working for Archie, DC, Tower, Dell, ACG, and Skywald.
25 yrs Jan 4, 1988 Roz Kirby sells several complete stories of Jack Kirby’s original art at auction.
15 yrs Jan 4, 1998 Voice artist Mae Questel dies of Alzheimer’s disease at age 89. She is best known as the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.
• Turner Classic Movies has a science-fiction movie marathon starting at 8 p.m. E.T. with Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). It’s followed at 9:30 by Tarantula (1955), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) at 11, and It Came from Outer Space (1953) at 12:30 a.m.