Wednesday, May 23, 2012
• Spain Rodriguez has been hired as the artist for Joan Dark, a modern retelling of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, written by Robert Hurst, Jeff Tamblyn, and Patrick Quinn. While full publishing plans for the project haven’t been announced, the book will be financed via an online fundraiser on Kickstarter.
• Gotham Knights Online.com has a preview trailer and screenshots of Lego Batman 2, scheduled to ship for various videogame platforms June 19. In addition to the Batman family of characters, other DCU heroes and villains make appearances.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Dr. Henry Pym were, “It works! I’ve done it!!” He said them in Tales to Astonish #27 (Jan 62).
Whose first lines in comics were, “There! My flying broomstick is finished at last!! Now to put on my costume and test it out!”?
John Bolton (1951), comics painter
Mike W. Barr (1952), comics writer and novelist
Mike Deodato (1963), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Tom K. Ryan (1926), cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
Greg Adams (1958), comics artist
Arlen Schumer (1958), comics writer and artist
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?
• American Movie Classics continues its Clint Eastwood marathon with The Enforcer at 8 p.m. E.T. At 10, it’s Sudden Impact.