Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
• U.K. purchasers of The Avengers on DVD and U.K. Blu-ray, which was released Sept. 17, have noticed that a key scene has been edited for content, despite its not being edited for the theatrical release, and Director Joss Whedon’s commentary track is not included. The video is scheduled for U.S. release, with the scene unedited and Whedon’s commentary included, Sept. 25. Disney, which owns Marvel and released the film and the home video, is advising U.K. fans who want the scene and the commentary (which wasn’t available in time to be included in the U.K. DVD release) to purchase the U.S. Blu-ray edition, which is region free, making it playable worldwide.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Goon’s first line in comics was, “Usual, Norton.” He said it in The Goon #1 (1999).
Whose first line in comics was “Only you can stop my conquest of Earth, Flash – so I must eliminate you!”?
Kristen Koerner Simon, comics editor
Steve Gerber (1947), comics writer
Doug Hazlewood (1954), comics inker
Steve Ringgenberg (1957), comics writer
Gary Dunaier (1962), freelance photographer and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Dick Tracy (1931), comic strip
Kerry Drake (1943), comic strip
Tod Smith (1952), comics artist
Chris Warner (1955), comics writer and artist
Donna Karen (D.K.) Upshaw (1959), cartoonist
Marc McLaurin (1964), comics writer and editor
65 yrs Sep 20, 1947 Emmy-winning writer and Howard the Duck creator Steve Gerber is born.
55 yrs Sep 20, 1957 Writer Steve Ringgenberg is born.
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 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.
• Mark your calendars! It’s just one week until the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory!