Wednesday, October 10, 2012
• DC has proclaimed today as “Arrow Day” with a free promotional comic book for its parent company Warner Bros.’ new Arrow series on the CW Network. (See Comics-related Media for more.)
• Mark Waid has been hired as the writer on Dynamite’s Green Hornet series.
• In other Dynamite news, Tom Sniegoski has returned to Vampirella. Previously, he had worked on the character’s adventures at Harris before moving on to other projects. He will write Vampirella Strikes, a new series that’s scheduled to begin in January.
• Today’s the day! As we reported last week, Michael Uslan will receive a doctor of comic books degree from Monmouth University.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Lightray’s first lines in comics were, “Welcome back, Orion! New Genesis has been a dull place without you!” He said them in New Gods #1 (Feb 71).
Whose first lines in comics were “Why the delay, Banner? What are you waiting for?”
Linda Grant, comics writer
Ira Schnapp (1892), comics artist
Harry Donenfeld (1893), comics publisher
Jack Liebowitz (1900), comics publisher
Orlando Busino (1926), comics writer
Rumiko Takahashi (1957), manga creator
Paul Nagy (1959), comics letterer
Douglas W. Dlin (1967), comics editor
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Paul Laikin, comics writer
Bob Kane (1916), comics writer and artist
Al Feldstein (1925), comics writer, artist, and editor
Mindy Newell (1953), comics writer
Laurel Fitch (1953), comics editor
Mark H. Campos (1962), comics artist
Scott Alexander Frantz (1966), comics artist
45 yrs Oct 10, 1967 Editor and letterer Douglas W. Dlin is born.
5 yrs Oct 10, 2007 Fan John Simpson dies of cancer at the age of 51.
Comics in Your Future
Shipping This Week: What are you picking up?
Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 11-14 New York: New York. Comic Con.
Oct 13 Wisconsin: Green Bay. Green Bay Comic Book Convention.
Oct 13-14 California: San Francisco. Alternative Press Expo (APE).
Oct 14 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Oct 14 Illinois: Rockford. Comic Book Convention.
Oct 14 Illinois: Chicago. Toys, Comics & Statues Convention.
Oct 14 Ohio: Cleveland. Comic, Card & Nostalgia Show.
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.
• As noted above, today is “Arrow Day” with the series premiere of Arrow on the CW Network at 8 p.m. E.T.
• NBC has announced that it is delaying the start of Community’s new season. It was set for Oct. 19. No new airdate has been announced.