Tuesday, June 5, 2012
• The Mirror reports that an original Tintin cover by creator Herge, 1932’s Tintin in America, has sold for £1 million or $1,538,370. The sale was made in a Paris auction that contained numerous pieces of Tintin memorabilia. The same piece of art sold in 2008 for a then-record £618,000 ($950,712.70).
• Marvel is offering a $5 coupon for print comics to purchasers of its digital comics. There are limitations on the offer, so read carefully.
• Link of the Day: Mark Evanier offers a lesson in how one should never assume that what’s written to you by someone means what you think it means.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Ted Knight (aka Starman) said in comics were, “I trust you’ve made sure it’s not in a draft!” They were said in Adventure Comics #61 (Apr 41).
Whose first line in comics was ” I am from beyond!”?
Wayne Boring (1905), comics artist and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Julius Schwartz (1915), comics editor and DC goodwill ambassador
25 yrs Jun 5, 1987 “Peter Parker” “marries” “Mary Jane Watson” in Shea Stadium in Queens.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 8-10 New Mexico: Albuquerque. Comic Expo.
Jun 9-10 North Carolina: Greensboro. Triad Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Jun 9-10 Tennessee: Knoxville. Comic & Anime Con.
Jun 10 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Jun 10 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Jun 10 New Hampshire: Manchester. Granite State Comicon.
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Question of the Week
Who’s going to win in Avengers vs. X-Men?
• Five weeks after its release, The Avengers is now the #3 grossing movie of all time at the box office with an estimated $1.355 billion in global sales. It needs to take in $106 million domestically and approximately $830 million globally to overtake Titanic’s #2 spot on those same charts.