Monday July 2, 2012
• With Independence Day just a couple of days away, many folks are already celebrating with a couple of days of vacation. (Never fear, CBGXtra.com will have regular updates all week long as we try to beat the heat.) What are your plans?
• Tony Daniel has announced he will leave Detective Comics with #12, shipping in August, being the final issue he writes and draws and #0, shipping in September, the final issue with his art.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Adrian “Ozymandias” Veidt’s first lines in comics were, “The Comedian dead? But why?” He said them to Rorshach in Watchmen #1 (Sep 86).
Whose first lines in comics were, “Here I sit in this big lonely dump, waiting for Christmas to pass! Bah! That silly season when everybody loves everybody else! A curse on it!”?
Al Wiesner (1930), comics writer and artist
Dana Lewis (1954), manga translater
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Steve Stiles (1943), comics artist
Chad Woody (1973), mini-comics creator
15 yrs Jul 2, 1997 Men in Black, based on the comics by Lowell Cunningham, opens.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 6-8 New Jersey: Wildwood. Comic Book Show.
Jul 7 Illinois: Elgin. Comic Book Mania! Convention 2012.
Jul 7 Indiana: Elkhart. Spider-Man Day.
Jul 8 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
• Turner Classic Movies goes to the jungle all day today with a whole bunch of adventure films, including Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949) at 4:30 p.m. E.T.