Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• Comics writer and editor Roger Slifer, best-known for his work on Omega Men, which included the co-creation of Lobo, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. Currently in critical condition, Slifer broke his collar bone, shoulder, and several ribs. A portion of his skull was removed to relieve pressure on the brain. Friends are searching for information on the driver of the car that hit him and have posted flyers around the area. The Santa Monica Daily Press has more.
• Genndy Tartakovsky will start work on a 3-D animated Popeye film this fall for Sony. The animator previously developed such properties as Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory for Cartoon Network.
• Archie has hired Jim Sokolowski as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Known as “Ski” to the industry, Sokolowski has previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Marvel and Executive Director of Publishing Operations at DC. In addition, Archie has promoted Harold Buchholz to Executive Director of Publishing and Operations, Paul Kaminski to Executive Director of Editorial, and Alex Segura to Vice President of Publicity and Marketing.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Roy “Human Bomb” Lincoln said in comics were, “Tut, tut, Dad. … We’ll find some sure way to safely handle it!!” They were said in Police Comics #1 (Aug 41).
Whose first line in comics was “Oh Coach Bloom?”
Ruben Moreira (1922), comics artist
Paul Conrad (1924), political cartoonist
Joe Giella (1928), comics artist
Willie Peppers (1959), comics artist
Dan Jurgens (1959), comics writer and artist
Jackson “Butch” Guice (1961), comics artist
Bernie Mireault (1961), comics artist
Barry Kraus (1964), comics writer and artist
Andrew T. Walls (1966), comics artist
Peter Bickford (1967), comics statistician and database developer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Ron Zalme, comics artist
Dan Barry (1923), comics artist
90 yrs Jun 27, 1922 Golden Age artist-writer Ruben Moreira is born. He co-creates Roy Raymond and Rip Hunter.
45 yrs Jun 27, 1967 ComicBase creator Peter Bickford is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 29-Jul 2 Florida: Miami. Supercon.
Jul 1 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book Show.
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.
• George Pal’s 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine airs at 6 a.m. E.T. on Turner Classic Movies tomorrow morning. It kicks off a whole day of science-fiction films that runs until 7:30 p.m. E.T.