Thursday, March 29, 2012
• Don’t forget, hotel reservations for Comic-Con International: San Diego open at noon E.T. today. Good luck!
• Itt’s a big night for The Big Bang Theory tonight. See “Comics-Related Media” below.
• An upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise has fans in an uproar. First, producer Michael Bay said that the group’s origin would change from irradiated amphibians emerging from the sewers to aliens coming to Earth from outer space. Later, Bay wrote on his blog, after attempting to reassure fans about the change by asking them to wait until the film’s release, that the Paramount marketing department has shortened the film’s title from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to just Ninja Turtles.
• Link of the Day: A trailer for the trailer of the remake of Total Recall.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Before he turned into The Spectre, Jim Corrigan’s first words in comics were “Search me! Either I’m the luckiest mug on Earth, or have it all over Clark Gable!” He said them in More Fun Comics #52 (Feb 40).
Whose first words in comics were, “You can’t hurt XX … but XX can hurt you!”?
Jack Elrod (1924), comic strip writer and artist
Val Mayerik (1950), comics artist
Elizabeth Hand (1957), comics writer
Marc Silvestri (1959), comics writer and artist
G. Raymond Eddy (1960), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bruce H. Bolinger (1943), comics artist
Gary Martin (1956), comics inker
Toren Smith (1960), manga translater, founder Studio Proteus
Troy Nixey (1972), comics artist and writer
55 yrs ago Mar 29, 1957 Anima writer Elizabeth Hand is born.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City Of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Mar 30-Apr 1 Washington: Seattle. Emerald City Comicon.
Mar 31-Apr 1 Ohio: Dayton. Gem City Comic Con.
Mar 31 Iowa: Bettendorf. Comic Book Show.
Mar 31 New York: New York. Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace.
Mar 31 Virginia: Salem. Roanoke Valley Comicon.
Apr 1 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Apr 1 New Jersey: Secaucus. Comic Art Con.
Apr 1 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
Question of the Week
What era of comics (Golden Age, Silver Age, etc.) is your favorite?
• As noted above, The Big Bang Theory is back with a new episode at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS tonight. Leonard Nimoy guest-stars in “The Transporter Malfunction.”
• At 10 p.m. E.T., Turner Classic Movies has Ice Station Zebra (1968).