Monday, July 30, 2012
• Alternative Comics is coming back, under Publisher Marc Arsenault. Its first release is Injury #4, scheduled for October. Alternative was formed in 1993 by Jeff Mason and hasn’t produced products for about four years, when Mason left publishing to pursue a career as a criminal lawyer. Arsenault was formerly with Tundra and Fantagraphics as an editor and an art director. He said he plans to re-release much of Alternative’s backstock.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Vulture’s first lines in comics were, “Well, well! So the Park Avenue Jewelry Exchange is moving a million dollars worth of diamonds to their new offices across town, eh?” He said them in Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 63).
Whose first line in comics was “I didn’t expect a welcoming committee, but, since you asked …”?
Tom Ziuko (1955), comics colorist
Jess Nevins (1966), comics historian and annotator
Chris Sprouse (1966), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Selby Kelly (1917), comics writer and artist
Jim Mooney (1919), comics artist
Donna Barr (1952), comics writer and artist
Rob Davis (1954), comics artist
Robin Ator (1954), comics writer and artist
Bret Blevins (1960), comics artist and animator
Shannon Wheeler (1966), comics writer and artist
20 yrs Jul 30, 1992 Artist Joe Shuster dies at age 78. With Jerry Siegel, he co-created Superman.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jul 24-30 California: Costa Mesa. 3D-Con.
Aug 4 Illinois: Chicago. Toys, Comics & Statues Convention.
Aug 4 Indiana: Elkhart. Batman Day.
Aug 4 Kansas: Kansas City-Overland Park. Show.
Aug 5 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Collectibles Show.
Aug 5 Nebraska: Omaha. Show.
Aug 5 Ohio: Columbus. Buckeye Comic Con.
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.
• For all sorts of prehistoric fun, check out a pair of films on Turner Classic Movies this morning. At 10:15 a.m. E.T., it’s The Land That Time Forgot (1975) and at noon, you can catch The Mysterious Island (1961), with the immortal line, “It’s an island all right. Water all around.”
• At 6 p.m. E.T., TCMhas The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960).