Wednesday, July 11, 2012
• Comic-Con International: San Diego opens tonight with Preview Night when thousands scramble for the limited number of exclusive items and their first chance to see their favorite publishers and pros. CBG Senior Editor Maggie Thompson and CBG reviewer and commentator Jim Johnson are there. Are you?
• A 53-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car on Harbor Drive in San Diego Tuesday. She was part of a group camped out at the San Diego Convention Center near Hall H waiting for the final Twilight panel, which is scheduled for Thursday morning.
• Marvel has announced that, as part of its upcoming Marvel Now! Event, nine titles will end their runs in October: Captain America, Fantastic Four, FF, Incredible Hulk, Invincible Iron Man, New Mutants, The Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Men Legacy. It’s expected that most will return shortly with new #1s.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Egghead’s first lines in comics were, “Nothing! To a genius like me your insipid patriotic ramblings are laughable! I sneear at you all!” He said them in Tales to Astonish #38 (Dec 62).
Whose first line in comics was “Now we seal off the building — and do what we came here to do!”?
Eric Battle, comics artist
Ron Zalme, comics artist
Roy G. Krenkel (1918), comics artist
Dan Barry (1923), comics artist
Darren J. Voncenzo (1963), comics editor
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Alex Wald (1949), comics artist and colorist
Chuck Melville (1953), comics writer and artist
John Robert Statema (1961), comics artist
George Roberts, Jr. (1963), comics letterer
Galen Showman (1972), comics letterer
Ray Billingsley (1957), cartoonist
Chip Bok (1952), editorial cartoonist
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 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.