Friday, September 14, 2012
• Valiant Entertainment has announced its first trade paperback. X-O Manowar: By the Sword will reprint the first four issues of the series. The 112-page book retails for $9.99 and is scheduled to ship Dec. 5.
• The Cartoon Art Museum’s Mad art exhibit is into its final days. The show closes Sept. 16.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Pied Piper’s first line in comics was, “Ah! Here comes my newly formed gang – under the spell of my super-sonic flute!” He said it in The Flash #106 (May 59).
Whose first line in comics was “Well, why not for my very bestest boy friend — hurry up, you poor dears, we’re all starved.”?
Rowena Morrill, artist
Jim Novak, comics letterer
John Striebel (1891), cartoonist
William Mullin (1902), legendary sports cartoonist, created “Brooklyn Bums” character
Bill Black (1943), comics editor, writer, and publisher
Mary Fleener (1951), comics writer and artist
S. Clarke Hawbaker (1958), comics artist
Todd S. Tuttle (1964), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Al Capp (1909), cartoonist
Michael Eury (1957), comics historian
Ken Penders (1958), comics artist
Greg Weisman (1963), comics and animation writer and producer
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 15-16 Maryland: Bethesda. Small Press Expo.
Sep 16 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
• May 16, 2014, is the scheduled release date for Warner Bros./Legendary’s latest Godzilla film.
• It’s Friday. That means a new installment of Pop Culture Happy Hour will be available for download over at NPR’s website.
• Early reviews of Dredd 3D, which is scheduled to open next Friday, Sept. 21, have been overwhelmingly positive. The film currently has a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.