Friday, July 6, 2012
• Early reports on Marvel’s impending creator and title shakeup, which is scheduled to begin in October and involve a number of titles restarting with new #1s, have Brian Michael Bendis migrating from the Avengers titles to some of the X-Men line. Jonathan Hickman will be working on the Avengers line.
• DC has announced a new anthology, Joe Kubert Presents, a six-issue mini-series scheduled to start Oct. 31. The first issue will have a Hawkman tale written and illustrated by Kubert, plus an Angel and the Ape story from Brian Buniak, and a U.S.S. Stevens tale from Sam Glanzman.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Doctor Leonard Samson’s first line inside Incredible Hulk #141 (Jul 71) was, “Perhaps not, General — Major Talbot — but believe me — it’s true!”
Whose first line in comics was “Well, Tsarong, we’ll soon be landing in New York! I’ve waited ten years for this!”
Eric Fein, comics writer and editor
Frank Giacoia (1924), comics artist and writer
Burt Ward (1945), actor
Katherine Collins (1947), comics writer and artist
John Lindley Byrne (1950), comics writer and artist
Christy Marx (1951), comics writer
Joe Zabel (1953), comics artist
Chuck Fiala (1955), comics writer and artist
Stan Timmons (1956), comics writer
Louis Paradis (1959), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Laurie Rozakis, comics writer
Dick Giordano (1932), comics artist and editor
Mark Hamlin (1952), comics sales and marketing rep
Steven Tice (1965), comics publisher
Drew Hayes (1969), comics artist and writer
65 yrs Jul 6, 1947 Artist-writer Katherine Collins is born. As Arn Saba, she creates, writes, and draws Neil the Horse.
• Amazing Spider-Man has made $59.2 million in its first two days of release. What will its first weekend draw be?
• Turner Classic Movies has a Jimmy Stewart Western marathon tonight starting at 8 p.m. E.T. with The Man from Laramie (1955), followed by The Naked Spur (1953) at 10, and Two Rode Together (1961) at midnight.
• Saturday morning, TCM has a theme of sevens for its movies starting at 6 a.m. E.T. with Seven Women (1966), followed by Seven Days Leave (1942) at 7:30, and wrapping up with 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) at 9 a.m. The noon movie serial tomorrow is the first three chapters of a 1940 Green Hornet adventure.