Friday, May 11, 2012
• It’s been announced that Guillermo del Toro will direct a stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio for The Jim Henson Company.
• AMC has renewed both Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men and The Talking Dead for a second season each. The latter program interviews the stars of The Walking Dead and airs immediately after each week’s episode.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Harpy’s first lines in comics were, “Brainless brute! If I drop you, you’re finished! Either way, you don’t stand a chance against The Harpy!” OK, it was a transformed Betty Banner who said those words on the cover of Incredible Hulk #168 (Oct 73).
Whose first lines in comics were, “So that’s why he called this clandestine meeting! But now his secrets shall be mine, too!”?
Ed Furness (1911), comics writer and artist
Mike Curtis (1953), comics writer and publisher
Matt Feazell (1955), mini-comics creator
Nick Burns (1957), comics colorist
Sandy Carruthers (1962), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Clay Geerdes (1934), underground comics artist
Barry Windsor-Smith (1949), comics writer and artist
Stan Sakai (1953), comics writer and artist
Sal Velluto (1956), comics artist
Marc Hempel (1957), comics writer and artist
Terry Nantier (1957), comics publisher and editor
Bud Rogers (1963), cartoonist
Kyle J. Bertelsen (1970), comics writer and artist
55 yrs May 11, 1957 Writer-artist Nick Burns is born.
50 yrs May 11, 1962 Artist and editorial cartoonist Sandy Carruthers is born: the first artist for Men in Black and creator of Canadiana webcomics.
25 yrs May 11, 1987 Peter David resigns his Marvel marketing department job to write comics full-time.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 12 California: Long Beach. Comic Con.
May 12 Indiana: Elkhart. Comic Book Show & Avengers Day.
May 12 Nebraska: Omaha. Show.
May 13 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
May 18-20 Michigan: Novi. Motor City Comic Con.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite Free Comic Book Day memory?
• At 2 p.m. E.T., Turner Classic Movies has How to Murder Your Wife (1965) starring Jack Lemmon and Terry Thomas.