Friday, May 18, 2012
• Dynamite Entertainment has announced plans for a new series of Thun’da Tales, the Golden Age adventure title originally produced by Frank Frazetta.
• Dimension Films has scheduled the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to the 2005 Sin City, for Oct. 4, 2013. Creator Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez will co-direct and Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are already signed to reprise their roles from the first film. Other actors from the first movie are in talks to return.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Tony Isabella did it again (he had an inside track; check out the reply area in the link), correctly identifying Phoenix (aka Baron Helmut Zemo) as the character whose first words were, “You’re too late, Falcon – too late! By laser blast – or by molten lava – Captain America dies – now!” He said them on the cover of Captain America #168 (Dec 73).
Whose first lines in comics were, “What’s the matter with you anyway, Pinkie? That keeper’s a hard-working guy … what’s with all this growling? Why do you hate him so much?”
Alan Kupperberg, comics writer
Bill Everett (1917), comics writer and artist
Don Martin (1939), comics writer and artist
Arthur Suydam (1953), comics artist
James W. Fry (1960), comics writer
James L. Sanders III (1963), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Alonzo L. Washington (1967), comics writer
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May 18-20 Michigan: Novi. Motor City Comic Con.
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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.
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May 20 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
May 20 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book Show.
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Question of the Week
What’s your favorite comic book today?
• NBC has “Woman in Black,” the season finale of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T.