Thursday, October 25, 2012
• More casting news has been released for the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. Ming Na has been hired to play Agent Melinda May. She’ll join Clark Gregg, who’s reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson. Joss Whedon is the series’ showrunner.
• Glen Berger, the playwright for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, is writing a book about his experiences with the Broadway production and his collaboration with Bono and The Edge of U2. Tentatively titled Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History, the book will be published by Simon & Schuster.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
We thought Qnax the Xantarean’s first lines in comics were, “My people have bred me only for battle! I am able to withstand the winds of Andromeda … the storms of Saturn … the planet-shaking cataclysms of the Milky Way …” and that he said them in Tales to Astonish #74 (Dec 65).
Except those weren’t the creature’s first lines. Those were uttered a panel earlier when he said, “I am the champion of my entire world! You’ve never fought anyone as strong as me before!”
Whose first line in comics was “Just a minute! I’m not ready yet!”?
Al Hartley (1921), comics writer and artist
Wonder Woman (1941), comics character
Peter Ledger (1945), comics artist
Michelle Wrightson (1941), comics colorist
June Brigman (1960), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Roger McKenzie, comics writer
Jack Binder (1902), comics artist
Ed Dodd (1902), cartoonist (Mark Trail)
Marilee Woch (1964)¸ comics editor
55 yrs Oct 25, 1957 Voice artist Nancy Cartwright is born. Her characters include Bart Simpson.
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Oct 26-28 Michigan: Dearborn. Detroit Fanfare.
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Oct 27 Maryland: Annapolis. Annapolis Comic-Con.
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Oct 27 Ohio: Springfield. Champion City Comic Con.
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Oct 28 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Oct 28 Kansas: Overland Park-Kansas City. Kansas City Super Halloween Comic Con Spectacular.
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• It’s Thursday, which means there’s a new Big Bang Theory on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T., which is up against a new episode of Last Resort on ABC at the same time.
• Over on the CW Network, there’s a new episode of Beauty and the Beast at 9 p.m. E.T.
• And at 10 p.m. E.T., CBS has a new episode of Elementary.