Thursday, May 24, 2012
• Hermes Press will collect the short lived Mike Hammer comic strip by creator Mickey Spillane in a hardcover collection, retailing for $49.95. Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of Mike Hammer: The Complete Dailies & Sundays, will collect all installments of the strip, which originally appeared in 1953 and 1954 and was drawn by Ed Rollins. Spillane ended the strip when the syndicate objected to a panel showing torture.
• Comic-Con International has announced that attendees of this year’s San Diego show and future Comic-Con events may have their badges closely examined to verify their authenticity. Photo IDs of attendees must match the name on the badge.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by The Green Goblin were, “There! My flying broomstic is finished at last!! Now to put on my costume and test it out!” He said them in Amazing Spider-Man #14 (Jul 64).
Whose first line in comics was “Hal Jordan, where have you been? We looked everywhere for you …!”?
Evan Skolnick, comics writer
Alfred Andriola (1912), creator of Kerry Drake
Irwin Caplan (1919), comics artist and writer
Carmine Infantino (1925), comics artist, writer, and editor
Everette Hartsoe (1967), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Graham Ingels (1915), comics writer and artist
Barb Rausch (1941), comics writer and artist
Larry Hama (1949), comics writer
Rick Hoberg (1952), comics artist
Mark Schultz (1955), comics writer and artist
100 yrs May 24, 1912 Reuben Award-winning artist Alfred Andriola is born. His strips include Charlie Chan, Dan Dunn, and Kerry Drake.
45 yrs May 24, 1967 Comics creator Everette Hartsoe is born. He’s best known for Razor.
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?
• Lionsgate has set Aug. 18 as the release date for The Hunger Games on home video.
• AMC’s Clint Eastwood marathon continues with another Dirty Harry installment, The Dead Pool, at 8 p.m. E.T.
• At 7:15 a.m. E.T. Friday morning, Turner Classic Movies has the Laurel and Hardy film, Way Out West (1937). It has what many fans consider a great dance sequence.