Tuesday, May 15, 2012
• The Avengers continues to set records. Now it’s the first film to earn over $100 million per weekend for two consecutive weekends, with its second domestic weekend take estimated at $103.2 million. It’s estimated that the movie has earned over $1 billion worldwide.
• By contrast, Dark Shadows earned just $36.7 million in its opening weekend this past weekend.
• Marvel has announced another universe-killing mini-series, this time with Deadpool taking the role previously done by The Punisher, Wolverine, and Fred Hembeck.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Sue Storm were, “So it has happened at last! I must be true to my vow! There can be no turning back!” She said them in Fantastic Four #1 (Nov 61).
Whose first line in comics was “Though you come from the distant future, I know all about you! And I also know that all your super-powers are no match for mine!”?
John G. Fantucchio (1938), comics artist, cover artist of TBG #1
Jack Jackson (1941), US cartoonist who often signed his work “Jaxon”
Victor Ramon Mojica (1949), comics writer and artist
Gary Leach (1957), comics artist and publisher
Paul Curtis (1958), comics historian and Maggie’s brother
Jeff Dee (1961), comics inker
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jim Salicrup, comics writer and editor
Larry Marder (1951), comics writer, artist, editor, and publisher
55 yrs May 15, 1957 Artist, editor, and art director Gary Leach is born. He’s best known for his work on an assortment of Walt Disney comics.
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 18-20 Michigan: Novi. Motor City Comic Con.
May 19-20 California: San Jose. Big Wow! ComicFest.
May 19-20 Minneapolis: St. Paul. MCBA Springcon Comic Book Celebration.
May 19-20 New York: New York. Big Apple Comic Con.
May 19 Indiana: South Bend. ComicCon.
May 19 Tennessee: Morristown. Collectors Showcase Comic & Toy Convention.
May 20 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
May 20 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book Show.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite comic book today?
• Max Payne 3 and Game of Thrones release today for various videogame platforms. Meanwhile, Diablo III releases for PC and Mac.
• Chronicle is available on home video today.