Tuesday, July 17, 2012
• Diamond Comic Distributors, along with such publishers as Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, Marvel, Dynamite, and Boom!, are offering a special incentive program, with deep discounts to new or expanding comics shops.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Swamp Thing’s first lines in comics were, “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 …” He thought them in a caption in House of Secrets #92 (Jul 71) in a story by Len Wein, illustrated by Berni Wrightson.
Whose first line in comics was “Where is everybody? I lost radio contact two months ago — but I was sure, once they radar-spotted by ship, the whole squad would be here to welcome me back!”?
Gus Arriola (1917), cartoonist
Hermann (1938), comics artist
Mike Tiefenbacher (1952), fanzine writer, comics historian
Brad Johnson (1959), comics artist
Jeff Krell (1959), comics writer and artist
Steven S. Crompton (1962), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
George Wildman (1927), cartoonist and comics editor
Gary Barker (1957), comics artist
N. Blake Seals (1970), comics artist
Bradley Walton (1972), comics writer and artist
75 yrs Jul 17, 1937 The Abbie an’ Slats comic strip begins, created and written by Al Capp and drawn by Raeburn Van Buren.
60 yrs Jul 17, 1952 Historian and critic Mike Tiefenbacher is born. He is managing editor of The Comic Reader.
50 yrs Jul 17, 1962 Artist Steven S. Crompton is born.
20 yrs Jul 17, 1992 Writer Bill Mantlo is struck and permanently injured by a car while rollerblading. He had written Micronauts and Rom and created Cloak and Dagger.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 21 Michigan: Clinton Township. Comic Book, Toy & Collectible Show.
Jul 21 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Jul 21 Tennessee: Bristol. Comic Book Show.
Jul 22 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 22 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava-con Comic Book, Toys & Non-Sports Card Show.
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.