Wednesday, May 16, 2012
• ABC has rescheduled a pilot for a Hulk TV show to the 2013 season. The pilot is being produced by Guillermo del Toro and David Eick, but wasn’t going to be ready for the 2012 fall premieres.
• Dynamic Forces, in partnership with Warner Bros., is producing a line of toasters featuring such properties as Watchmen, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Story, Where the Wild Things Are, The Goonies, Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Mad, and Friends. Scheduled for release in September, each toaster will “imprint” an image from the respective license on the bread as it’s being toasted.
• Have you voted in the CBG Fan Awards yet? The deadline is just over two weeks away! (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Rama-Tut were, “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!” He said them in Fantastic Four #19 (Oct 63).
Whose first line in comics was “Ha, ha … this hat will be wonderful in my collection!”?
Ray Zone (1947), 3-D comics developer
Christopher K. Browne (1952), comic strip artist
Henry Vogel (1957), comics writer
Chester Brown (1960), comics writer and artist
Chuck Maly (1960), comics artist
Rick Altergott (1961), cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Mort Meskin (1916), comics artist
Mike W. Barr (1952), comics writer
Peter Quinones (1957), comics writer
Kevin Eastman (1962), comics writer and artist (co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
65 yrs May 16, 1947 Award-winning “King of 3-D Comics” Ray Zone is born. The artist and film historian specializes in 3-D material.
60 yrs May 16, 1952 Cartoonist Christopher Kelly Browne is born. He’s one of the staff of creators in the studio of his father, Mort Walker.
55 yrs May 16, 1957 Writer and storyteller Henry Vogel is born.
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Question of the Week
What’s your favorite comic book today?