Thursday, October 18, 2012
• Night of the Living Dead Director George Romero has announced that he’s writing a zombie comic book for Marvel. He added that the currently unnamed and unscheduled series will not have super-heroes in it.
• It almost slipped under our radar, but this Saturday, Oct. 20, is the annual 24-Hour Comics Day, in which those participating have that length of time to produce a complete comic book from scratch. Is your local store hosting an event?
• Almost lost in the kerfluffle between Cerebus creator Dave Sim and Fantagraphics in recent weeks (that was apparently “settled” by IDW’s announcement that it would publish a four-volume collection of Sim’s Cerebus covers and collect the newly digitized issues of the original series), the first few digital issues of Cerebus have been released. The first chapter of “High Society” is free, with subsequent issues retailing for 99¢ each. That first issue has plenty of extras, including sketches, excerpts from Sim’s journals of the time, copies of the original ordering invoices from several distributors, and more.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Skull the Slayer’s first lines in comics were, “Can’t wait to get me in, can ya, Freddy? You wanna watch me fry.” He said them in Skull the Slayer #1 (Aug 75).
Whose first lines in comics were, “Thank you! I’ll report to General Ross now … Meantime, I want Bruce Banner kept under surveillance at all times!”?
Steve Epting, comics artist
Larry Blake (1952), comics writer and artist
Sandy Plunkett (1955), comics writer and artist
Jim Massara (1959), comics letterer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Vivie Risto (1910), drew first Gremlins for Disney
James E. Galton (1924), former Marvel president
Michael Fleisher (1942), comics writer
Ken Leach (1947), comics letterer
David Darrigo (1954), comics writer
Tony Akins (1960), comics artist
Roland Mann (1964), comics editor
Rich Koslowski (1967), comics writer and artist
Zander Cannon (1972), comics writer and artist
Shawn Williams (1977), comics writer and artist
60 yrs Oct 18, 1952 Cartoonist Larry Blake is born.
45 yrs Oct 18, 1967 Disney’s The Jungle Book opens.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 20 Massachusetts: Northampton. Paint and Pixel Festival.
Oct 20 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Oct 20-21 Florida: Tampa. Tampa Bay Comic Con.
Oct 20-21 Alberta: Edmonton. Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Oct 21 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 21 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Oct 21 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Oct 21 New York: Syracuse. Collectorsfest-Sports Memorabilia & Toy Show.
Oct 24-25 Florida: Jacksonville. Comics and Toy Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
• The Big Bang Theory is new on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T.
• ABC has a new episode of Last Resort at 8 p.m. E.T. as well.
• At 9 p.m. E.T., the CW Network has the second episode of the new Beauty and the Beast.
• Film fans may want to catch Turner Classic Movies’ salute to Cinerama with Cinerama Adventure (2002) at 8 p.m. E.T., followed by Michael Todd’s introduction of the format, narrated by Lowell Thomas, in This is Cinerama (1952) at 9:45 p.m. That’s followed by a repeat of Cinerama Adventure at midnight, Scenic Grandeur (1941) at 1:51 a.m., and How The West Was Won (1962) at 2 a.m.