Friday, October 12, 2012
• The BBC has optioned the TV rights to Image’s Peter Panzerfaust.
• At Thursday’s Diamond Retailer Breakfast at the New York Comic Con, it was announced that Dynamite Entertainment is joining Diamond’s Final Order Cutoff program in November, followed by Boom! in December and Valiant at a later date. The program allows retailers to adjust their orders until very close to the printing deadline.
• Marvel has announced that further volumes in its “Season One” series of hardcovers will feature Iron Man, Wolverine, and Thor. Each book updates the origin and earliest adventures of a given character.
• DC will release four annuals in January, one each for Superboy, Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, and New Guardians.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Archie Andrews’ first line in comics was, “Just a matter of skill, that’s all!” He said it in Pep Comics #22 (Dec 41).
Whose first line in comics was “It’s about time the folks of this town met The XX XX! Ha ha … On a hot day like this a little rain feels good! And when I feel like a little rain – I make it rain!”?
Lester Dent (1904), pulp writer (aka Kenneth Robeson)
Roger Armstrong (1917), comics artist
Dan Spiegle (1920), comics artist
Pat Brady (1947), cartoonist
Serge Clerc (1957), comics artist
Dan Abnett (1965), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Larry Lieber (1931), comics writer and artist
Steve Collins (1954), cartoonist
Pierangelo Boog (1957), comics artist
Paris Cullins (1960), comics artist
John Morelli (1962), comics letterer
Doonesbury (1970), comics strip
Glynis Oliver (1949), comics colorist
95 yrs Oct 12, 1917 Roger Armstrong is born. He is a comic-book artist on several Dell comics including Looney Tunes and teaches art.
65 yrs Oct 12, 1947 Rose Is Rose creator cartoonist Pat Brady is born.
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• 1313 Mockingbird Lane, The Munsters reboot pilot, is now scheduled to air Oct. 26 as a Halloween special on NBC at 8 p.m. E.T., just before Grimm at 9.
• Speaking of Grimm, NBC has a new episode of the fantasy series at 9 p.m. E.T. tonight.
• Did you miss the premieres of Arrow and/or Beauty & The Beast on the CW network over the past couple of nights? You’ve got another chance tonight with Arrow’s first episode re-airing at 8 p.m. E.T. and Beauty & The Beast at 9.