Monday, July 16, 2012
• Comic-Con International: San Diego is now a wrap and we wish safe travels to all who are headed home today. We’ll be anxious to hear your stories and see your photos.
• In addition to some pretty cool appearances by Robert Downey Jr. (including his judging of an Iron Man costume contest with a whole passel of children), Marvel’s big movie news was the announcement of upcoming movie titles and a few actors:
Ben Kingsley has been confirmed as playing The Mandarin in Iron Man 3.
Thor: The Dark World is the Thor sequel scheduled for Nov. 15, 2013.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is scheduled for release April 4, 2014.
And Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for an Aug. 1, 2014 release.
That last film leads into Avengers 2.
• Director Edgar Wright showed test footage from an anticipated Ant-Man film. Wright’s friend, actor Simon Pegg, Tweeted that filming on the movie is scheduled to begin in 2013.
• Marvel Editor in Chief Alex Alonso said that the company’s upcoming Marvel Now! event, with more than 20 #1 issues, is not a relaunch or reboot, but a follow-up to the events of Avengers vs. X-Men.
• DC released the first poster and showed a teaser trailer for next year’s The Man of Steel film, starring Henry Cavill as Superman.
• Director Quentin Tarantino announced at a DC panel that he will write a mini-series based on his upcoming Django Unchained film. The story will be published under the Vertigo imprint.
• Outside of San Diego, Diamond Comic Distributors and Image Comics have announced that initial orders on The Walking Dead #100, which released July 11, were 383,612 copies.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Jonah Hex’s first lines in comics were, “Two more out thar, gentlemen! At a hundred for each hide, you owe me two hundred dollars!” He said them in All-Star Western (2nd series) #10 (Mar 72).
Whose first line in comics was “I cannot remember the morning any more – but I know the evening well! I belong to it now – and it cares for me in return – sheltering me – nurturing me, holding me close within its velvet embrace …”?
Steve Stiles (1943), comics artist
Eddy Newell (1957), comics artist
Chad Woody (1973), mini-comics creator
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Tom Ziuko (1955), comics colorist
Chris Sprouse (1966), comics artist
70 yrs Jul 16, 1942 Artist, writer, and editor Russ Jones is born. He creates Warren’s Creepy magazine.
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• Turner Classic Movies has a whole day of adventure films, including Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) at 10 p.m. E.T. tonight. Also, at 3:45 a.m. tomorrow morning, make sure to catch The Thief of Bagdad (1924), an outstanding silent film with Douglas Fairbanks.