Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• IDW has announced a fresh trio of Artist’s Editions, oversized hardcovers reprinting the original art from a specific comics story. First up is Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales, followed by Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man (that volume will include Amazing Spider-Man #96-102, plus #121), and then a Mad volume collecting work from the comic-book days of the humor magazine.
• Mark Evanier has video of one of the two voice actor panels he moderated at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
• Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman have signed for a potential Hellboy 3. No studio has picked up the film at this time, however.
• Upper Deck has announced the Oct. 2 release of Marvel Premier, a set of what’s been termed “the most expensive trading card release of all time.” Each four-card pack retails for $200 (yes, $200) and contains one premium base card from the 50-card base set on thick card stock (each card limited to just 99 copies), a sketch card from a Marvel artist, a multi-hinged sketch card, and one of three possibilities for the fourth card — a “Classic Corners” card, a Shadowbox card, or an “Emotion” booklet.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Charlie-27’s first lines in comics were, “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!” He said them in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan 69).
Whose first line in comics was “Heads up, hit-men! I’m coming for you … and there’s nowhere you can hide from me!!”?
Joe Corroney, comics artist and painter
Luke Ross, comics artist
Jan van der Voo (1938), comics artist
Michael Vance (Michael Lail) (1950), comics artist
S.A. Bennett (1959), comics retailer
David Sala (1973), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Tom Wilson (1931), cartoonist
Ray Fehrenbach (1955), comics colorist
Comic in Your Future
Shipping This Week: What are you picking up?
Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?
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• We know that Turner Classic Movies’ Andy Griffith movie marathon, which starts tonight at 8 p.m. E.T. with A Face in the Crowd (1957), is a memorial to the actor who died earlier this month, but isn’t it weird that it runs on the same day that a year ago saw Onionhead (1958) airing?
(Oh, and the other films in tonight’s marathon are No Time for Sergeants (1958) at 10:15 p.m., Hearts of the West (1957) at 12:30 a.m., and, yes, Onionhead (1958) at 2:15 a.m.