Friday, October 19, 2012
• In a follow-up to that decision, Warner Bros. has announced plans for a Justice League movie, scheduled for release in 2015. Avengers 2 is also scheduled for release in 2015, with a date of May 1 to tie in with Free Comic Book Day.
• IDW has announced plans for a massive Mars Attacks crossover with its other licensed properties. The Mars Attacks characters will, well, attack, Popeye, Miss Fury, Opus, Kiss, Judge Dredd, The Starslammers, The Real Ghostbusters, Madman, Chew, Transformers, Strangers in Paradise, Spike, Zombies vs. Robots, Rog-2000, and Cerebus.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Major Glenn Talbot’s 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!” He said them in Tales to Astonish #61 (Nov 64).
Whose first line in comics was “A couple of more minutes, Atom, and *Bang!* your time will be up!”?
Jack Tippit (1923), cartoonist
Nadine Messner-Loebs (1940), comics writer
Dick DeBartolo (1945), comics writer and editor
Giorgio Cavazzano (1947), comics artist
Michael Manley (1961), comics artist
Don Chin (1963), comics writer and publisher
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Howard Post (1926), comics writer and artist
Steve Ditko (1927), comics writer and artist
Bill Schelly (1951), comics historian
Tom Lyle (1953), comics artist
Brian Augustyn (1954), comics writer and editor
Sharon Wright (1959), comics writer
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 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.
• It’s Friday and that means a new episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour.
• NBC has a new episode of Grimm at 9 p.m. E.T.