Tuesday, July 10, 2012
• Archie Comics has announced a crossover between the students of Riverdale and the cast of Glee. The story, scheduled for four issues of Archie in 2013, is written by Glee’s producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Dan Parent.
• Heading for San Diego and Comic-Con, which opens tomorrow night? If you’re a fan of Wally Wood’s work, you’ll want to stop by the Vanguard booth (#1709) for a copy of the new print of Wood’s “Panels That Always Work.” Tell ’em CBG sent you.
• Gene Simmons has announced that his line of comics will move from IDW to Arcana.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Kanjar Ro’s 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!” He said them in Justice League of America #3 (Mar 61).
Whose first lines in comics were, “Nothing! To a genius like me your insipid patriotic ramblings are laughable! I sneer at you all!”
Tom Mason, comics writer
Joe Shuster (1914), comics artist
Bob Larkin (1949), comics artist
Gerard Jones (1957), comics writer and researcher
Sandra Chang (1964), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Helen Vesik, comics letterer
Trevor Von Eeden, comics artist and writer
Ricardo Villamonte, comics inker
Pat Oliphant (1935), political cartoonist
Bob Greenberger (1958), comics writer and editor
Colleen Doran (1963), comics writer and artist
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 11-15 California: San Diego. Comic-Con International.
Jul 15 Illinois: Collinsville. Metro East Comic Book Convention.
Jul 15 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Are you a fan of Darwyn Cooke’s adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker novels? You’ll want to check out Turner Classic Movies at 6:15 p.m. E.T. tonight for Point Blank (1967) which adapts one of them. (Of course, you know that Richard Stark is a penname for Robert Westlake, right?)