Friday, May 25, 2012
• io9.com has a fun flashback piece to the super-hero characters who never quite caught on. How many do you remember?
• While we’re in full flashback mode, have you seen Dara Naraghi’s Indie Cover Spotlight?
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Did you figure out that the first words said in comics by Carol Ferris were, “Hal Jordan, where have you been? We looked everywhere for you …!” She said them in Showcase #22 (Oct 59).
Whose first lines in comics were, ” … because the guys in that helicopter were staring at us. I think they know who we are.”?
Clay Geerdes (1934), underground comics artist
Barry Windsor-Smith (1949), comics writer and artist
Stan Sakai (1953), comics writer and artist
Sal Velluto (1956), comics artist
Marc Hempel (1957), comics writer and artist
Terry Nantier (1957), comics publisher and editor
Bud Rogers (1963), cartoonist
Kyle J. Bertelsen (1970), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Michael Higgins, comics writer and editor
C.C. Beck (1910), comics writer and artist
Scott Adams (1957), cartoonist
David Seidman (1958), comics writer, artist, and publicist
Jeff Meyer (1971), cartoonist
55 yrs May 25, 1957 Cartoonist Marc Hempel is born. He is best known for his work on The Sandman, for his creations Gregory and Tug & Buster, and for his co-creations Blood of the Innocent, Breathtaker, and Mars.
55 yrs May 25, 1957 NBM Publishing founder Terry Nantier is born.
• As we head into Memorial Day weekend, AMC has The Dirty Dozen at 8 p.m. E.T.