Tuesday, May 8, 2012
• From its midnight Thursday opening through Sunday night, The Avengers has set an opening weekend box office record with an estimated take of $200.3 million, significantly outdistancing last year’s release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which opened with an estimated $169.2 million.
• Target has announced that it will stop carrying Amazon’s Kindle ereaders due to an increasing number of customers using Target as a showroom after which they simply order various products from Amazon instead of Target.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Matter Master were, “You will be inconvenienced only until I get the half million dollars you’re carrying!” He said them in The Brave and the Bold #35 (May 61).
It’s our first three-fer as these three characters had first lines in the same panel. Character #1’s first line was, “What do you mean?” Character #2’s first line was, “I … I should never have come here!” And Character #3’s first line was, “Neither should I! Who are you?” Now it’s up to you to identify the characters and what team they belong to.
Kazuo Koike (1936), manga writer and creator of Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman
Moebius/Jean Giraud (1938), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Carlos Garzón (1945), comics artist
Jim Rohn (1958), comics artist
Every Wed. and Sat. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 12 California: Long Beach. Comic Con.
May 12 Indiana: Elkhart. Comic Book Show & Avengers Day.
May 12 Nebraska: Omaha. Show.
May 13 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite Free Comic Book Day memory?
• Early Wednesday morning, Turner Classic Movies has Spartacus (1960) at 3:15 a.m. E.T.