Monday, September 17, 2012
• While Frank Miller continues work on his 300 sequel, tentatively titled Xerxes, Warner Bros. has given a different name to its 300 sequel. 300: Rise of an Empire is the new title for what had been filmed as 300: The Battle of Artemisia. The film stars Rodriigo Santoro as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles, and Eva Green as Artemisia and is scheduled for release Aug. 2, 2013.
• Early reports from this weekend’s Small Press Expo (SPX) indicate that it was one of the most financially successful for publishers.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Despero’s first line in comics was, “I’ve got this game rigged so that every time Flash makes a move, a member of the Justice League disappears form the face of the Earth!” He said it in Justice League of America #1 (Nov 60).
Whose first line in comics was “Where? … am … I? … Oh, no … I’ve gotta be dreaming this!”?
Danny Fingeroth, comics writer and editor
Jeff MacNelly (1947), cartoonist
Roger Stern (1950), comics writer
Don Martinec (1958), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Ramona Fradon (1926), comics artist
Bill Spicer (1937), comics letterer and fanzine publisher
Richard Corben (1940), comics writer and artist
David Dorman (1958), comics artist
Don Daley (1958), comics editor
William Byrne (1962), comics writer and artist
Ande Parks (1964), comics artist, inker, and writer
CAPA-Alpha (1964), first comics apa
Mother Goose and Grimm (1984), comic strip
65 yrs Sep 17, 1947 Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jeff MacNelly is born. He also creates the Shoe comic strip.
30 yrs Sep 17, 1982 Writer-artist Hope Larson is born. She creates Chiggers and is the publisher of Tulip Tree Press.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 22-23 North Carolina: Raleigh. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Sep 22 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Convention.
Sep 22 North Dakota: Fargo. Comic Show 2012.
Sep 23 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 23 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Sep 23 New Jersey: Secaucus. Comic Art Con.
Sep 23 British Columbia: Victoria. Victoria Comic Book Expo.
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.