Friday, July 13, 2012
• J. Michael Straczynski has announced the return of his “Joe’s Comics” imprint at Image. Previously, the imprint was under Image studio Top Cow Productions.
• Fox News’ Entertainment page is speculating that The Dark Knight Rises could be an Oscar contender for a Best Picture nomination and that its director, Christopher Nolan, might be nominated for Best Director. Of course this is all speculative with the film a week away from release and predicated on how The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences marked The Return of the King, the finale of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Orion’s first line in comics was, “I have heard the word — it is battle!” He muttered it in New Gods #1 (Mar 71).
Whose first line in comics was “Boom!”?
Ernie Colon (1931), comics artist and writer
Mike Ploog (1940), comics artist and writer
Tom Palmer (1942), comics artist
Wayne Vansant (1949), comics writer
Scott Rockwell (1958), comics colorist and letterer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bill Pearson (1938), comics writer
Ernie Chan (1940), comics artist
H.P. McElwee (1954), comics writer
Mark Pate (1972), comics artist
70 yrs Jul 13, 1942 Artist Tom Palmer is born. He works on such titles as The Avengers and The Star Brand.
50 yrs Jul 13, 1962 Voice artist Tom Kenny is born. His characters include SpongeBob SquarePants, and he plays a comics fan in Comic Book: The Movie.
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.
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