Friday, September 21, 2012
• Dredd, with Karl Urban as Mega City One’s ultimate law enforcer, opens today. Are you going?
• Wal-Mart has announced that it will no longer carry Amazon’s Kindle in its stores. When current inventory is gone, the retailer will not restock.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Gorilla Grodd’s first line in comics was, “Only you can stop my conquest of Earth, Flash – so I must eliminate you!” He said it in The Flash #106 (May 59).
Whose first line in comics was “I have traveled across billions of miles of interstellar space seeking a planet like this one … teeming with intelligent life!”?
Francois Corteggiani (1953), French comics artist and writer
David Mazzucchelli (1960), comics writer and artist
Craig Thompson (1975), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bil Keane (1922), cartoonist (Family Circus)
Bob Thaves (1924), cartoonist (Frank and Ernest)
Tim Burgard (1957), comics writer and artist
Jeff Nicholson (1962), comics writer and artist
Pop Mhan (1973), comics artist
100 yrs Sep 21, 1912 Award-winning animator, artist, writer, producer, and director Chuck Jones is born. He’s especially known for his Road Runner and Bugs Bunny cartoons for Warner Bros., though his work also includes animating Pogo and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
20 yrs Sep 21, 1992 Brent Frankenhoff begins work at Krause Publications as CBG editorial assistant.
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.
Sep 28-30 Minnesota: Bloomington. Crypticon The Nightmare Before Halloween.
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.
• It’s Friday, so time once again for a new episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour.