Monday, July 23, 2012
• In the wake of the shootings in Aurora, Colo., at the midnight showing Thursday of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. and other studios are not releasing box office totals for the weekend at this time. In addition, Warners is recutting promotional trailers for the film to remove any gun references. The studio also pulled the trailer for the upcoming Gangster Squad which has a scene with crooks shooting up a movie theater. Over the weekend, The Dark Knight Rises’ director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Gary Oldman all released statements expressing sympathy for the victims. Also, the AMC theater chain banned face-covering costumes and fake weapons for its showings of the film.
• Flying Buffalo Founder and President Richard Loomis’ Ace of Aces reprint project met and exceeded its $25,000 Kickstarter goal over the weekend, raising more than $30,000 for the project. In celebration, Loomis is creating additional T-shirt designs for those who pledged.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Jennifer “She-Hulk” Walters’ first lines in comics were, “That voice! I’d know it anywhere!” She said them early in Savage She-Hulk #1 (Feb 80).
Whose first line in comics was “It’s about time society caught up with Killer Kelly!”?
Carolyn Kelly, comics artist and animator
Mike Vosburg, comics artist
Jackson Beck (1912), voice actor
Gus Arriola (1917), cartoonist
Kelley Jones (1962), comics artist
Frank Fosco (1956), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Ed Hannigan, comics artist
Susan Dorne (1958), comics letterer
Terry Pallot (1966), comics artist
100 yrs Jul 23, 1912 Voice artist Jackson Beck is born. He narrates the Superman radio show and voices such animated characters as Bluto.
95 yrs Jul 23, 1917 Gordo comic strip creator, writer-artist Gus Arriola is born.
50 yrs Jul 23, 1962 Artist Kelley Jones is born. He draws Comet Man, Micronauts, Batman, and Sandman, among many other projects.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 24-30 California: Costa Mesa. 3D-Con.
Jul 28 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Jul 29 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Jul 29 New Jersey: Manahawkin. Atomicon XXVII Comics Expo.
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.
• Yar! It be a day of films featuring pirates and adventure on the high seas on Turner Classic Movies.