Tuesday, July 3, 2012
• Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has a new comic book. Get Jiro!, co-written with Joel Rose and illustrated by Langdon Foss, is set in a future Los Angeles where chefs are warlords battling for territory and customers. The series, which began June 27, is published by DC’s Vertigo imprint. On a recent promo page in recent Vertigo titles, Bourdain wrote of his love of comics.
• Disney is planning an animated feature based on Marvel’s Big Hero 6 series. The team is a spin-off from Alpha Flight and was featured in a pair of mini-series in 1998 and 2008, respectively.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Ted “Wildcat” Grant’s first lines in comics were, “Dad’s insurance just covered his debts! Guess I’ll have to find a job now!” He said them in Sensation Comics #1 (Jan 42). Here’s an extra trivia question: What other super-hero inspired Ted to don a costume and fight crime? (We’ll have the answer tomorrow.)
Whose first lines in comics were, “I am proud of Johnny! He’s everything I ever wanted to be …”?
Dan Slott, comics writer
Jerry DeFuccio (1925), comics writer and colorist
Russ Cochran (1937), E.C. Library and Barks Library publisher
Pat Mills (1949), comics writer and editor
Arne Starr (1954), comics artist
Nanette Injeski (1955), comics artist
Tom Heintjes (1962), comics editor and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Mike Tiefenbacher (1952), fanzine writer, comics historian
Brad Johnson (1959), comics artist
Steven S. Crompton (1962), comics artist
50 yrs Jul 3, 1962 Historian Tom Heintjes is born. He co-founds and edits Hogan’s Alley.
10 yrs Jul 3, 2002 Men in Black II, 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.
• The Amazing Spider-Man opens today. Are you going?