Friday, June 22, 2012
• It’s the first Friday of summer! What are your plans?
• A live-action TV series based on Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella is in the works with Nicolas Refn hired as executive producer and director. The graphic novel spawned the 1968 film starring Jane Fonda as the titular heroine and the film was recently released on Blu-ray.
• A Kickstarter campaign for Lea Hernandez’ The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire has failed to raise the $40,000 needed, ending yesterday with just under $17,000 in pledges.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words The Impossible Man said in comics were, “The planet Poppup, in the tenth galaxy! Where else?” They were said in Fantastic Four #11 (Feb 63).
Whose first line in comics was “At last my mighty humanoid is ready!”?
Alan Gordon (1953), comics inker
Frank Cirocco (1956), comics artist
Susan Barrows (1956), comics writer
Kevin Fagan (1956), cartoonist
Paul Simione (1956), comics writer
Armando Gil (1959), comics artist
Bill Jaaska (1961), comics artist
Edvin Biukovic (1969), comics artist
Eric Reynolds (1971), comics promoter and editor
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Eric Fein, comics writer and editor
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
40 yrs Jun 22, 1972 Image artist Jae Lee is born. He creates Hellshock.
35 yrs Jun 22, 1977 The Walt Disney feature film The Rescuers opens, based on the Margery Sharp “Miss Bianca” stories.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 22-24 North Carolina: Charlotte. HeroesCon.
Jun 22-24 Texas: San Antonio. Texas Comicon.
Jun 23 Iowa: Des Moines-Urbandale. ComicCon.
Jun 24 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.
Jun 24 Ohio: Akron-Canton. Comic Con.
Jun 29-Jul 2 Florida: Miami. Supercon.
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.
Question of the Week
What are you reading this summer?
• There’s plenty of pop culture references in Stand By Me (1986), which airs on Turner Classic Movies at 11 p.m. E.T. tonight.