Tuesday, May 22, 2012
• At last weekend’s Kapow! convention in London, DC Publisher Dan DiDio said that a major DC character, who is being revamped for “The New 52,” would be homosexual.
• IDW has announced the next volume in its Artists Edition series: Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes. Scheduled for September release and retailing for $100, the oversized hardcover reproduces the original art from six Tarzan stories that Kubert produced for DC in the early 1970s. The art is scanned in color so that blue lines, notes, and corrections can all be seen.
• Marvel has announced that, in addition to its $2.99 comics having the same cover stock as their interiors, its 32-page $3.99 comics will also shift to the “self-cover” format with covers and interiors printed on 50-lb. coated stock.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Bat-Girl were, “That self-inflating balloon should throw them off-guard until I can lasso them with my Bat-rope!” She said them in Batman #139 (Apr 61).
Whose first line in comics was “It works! I’ve done it!!”?
Arthur Conan Doyle (1895), creator and writer of Sherlock Holmes
Georges Remi, better known as Herge (1907), creator of Tintin
George Baker (1915), creator and cartoonist of Sad Sack
Carlos Garzón (1945), comics artist
Craig Shutt (1954), Mr. Silver Age
Jim Rohn (1958), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Wayne Boring (1905), comics artist and artist
105 yrs May 22, 1907 Writer-artist Georges Remi is born. As Hergé, he creates the long-running character Tintin.
50 yrs May 22, 1962 Dixie Dugan comic strip artist John H. Striebel dies.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 26 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 26-27 Puerto Rico: San Juan. Comic Con.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com or mail it to Show Calendars, Comics Buyer’s Guide, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. If you have a creator appearance scheduled, let us know by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite comic book today?
• Marvel will reveal details of events in Astonishing X-Men #50 on ABC’s The View at 11 a.m. E.T.
• Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has Clash of the Titans at 3 p.m. E.T.
• Are you feeling lucky, punk? American Movie Classics (AMC) has Dirty Harry at 8 p.m. E.T., followed by Magnum Force at 10:15.