Thursday, June 7, 2012
• DC has launched an ongoing Batman series today, exclusively for digital devices. Legends of the Dark Knight has a new installment every Thursday with this line-up:
June 7 – “The Butler Did It” written by Damon Lindelof with art by Jeff Lemire.
June 14 – “All of the Above” written by Jonathan Larsen with art by JG Jones
June 21– “The Crime Never Committed” written by Tom Taylor with art by Nicola Scott and Wayne Faucher
June 28 – “Crisis of Identity” Part 1 written by B. Clay Moore with art by Ben Templesmith
July 5 – “Crisis of Identity” Part 2 written by B. Clay Moore with art by Ben Templesmith
July 12 – “Crisis of Identity” Part 3 written by B. Clay Moore with art by Ben Templesmith
The series joins other DC digital-only products — Ame-Comi Girls by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (Monday), Batman: Arkham Unhinged (Tuesday), Batman Beyond (Wednesday), and Smallville (Friday) — with a new issue in each respective series being available once per week on the respective day.
• Samuel L. Jackson has been added to the cast of the RoboCop remake as Pat Novak, a TV mogul. Joel Kinnaman has the title role and Gary Oldman is featured as RoboCop’s creator. Shooting is scheduled to begin in September.
• Tomorrow, there’s a 25% off sale on all books at Goodwill. You’ll need this coupon to participate.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words The Silver Surfer said in comics were, “Man? I am more than man!” They were said in Fantastic Four #49 (Apr 66).
Whose first line in comics was “Obey me, my puppets! For my will is your will! You shall never escape your new master!”?
Graham Ingels (1915), comics writer and artist
Barb Rausch (1941), comics writer and artist
Larry Hama (1949), comics writer
Rick Hoberg (1952), comics artist
Mark Schultz (1955), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Leonard (John) Clark, comics editor
Al Hirschfeld (1903), illustrator
Gary Carlson (1957), comics writer
Barry D. Petersen (1961), comics writer
Laughland Pelle (1969), comics inker
60 yrs Jun 7, 1952 Eternity Smith penciller and animation artist Rick Hoberg is born.
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Question of the Week
Who’s going to win in Avengers vs. X-Men?