Monday, September 24, 2012
• Stan Lee has canceled his appearance at this coming weekend’s Mid-Ohio Con as well as an appearance at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library that had been scheduled for this Thursday. No reason was given for the cancellation and Wizard Conventions, which runs Mid-Ohio Con these days, is issuing refunds to VIP, photo op, and autograph ticket holders. The Beat has an update on the situation.
• At this past weekend’s Brooklyn Book Festival, Bob Fingerman announced that a Minimum Wage collection, Maximum Minimum Wage is on the way, with some edits to bring it closer to a PG-13 story.
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer
Nightcrawler’s first lines in comics were, “Monster, is it? The fools! It is they who are the monsters – they with their mindless prejudices!” He said them (well, thought them) in Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Sum 75).
Whose first line in comics was “Enough! Alien — what have you done to my husband?”
Al Aiola, comics letterer
David Rawson (1949), comics artist
Bill Vallely (1952), comics colorist
Darren Goodhart (1962), comics artist
Mark Mazz (1962), comics writer and editor
Eric Pavlat (1969), comics writer and artist
Mark Guggenheim (1970), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Harvey Pekar (1939), comics writer
50 yrs Sep 24, 1962 Art director, editor, and writer Mark Mazz is born.
5 yrs Sep 24, 2007 The Big Bang Theory begins.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 28-30 Minnesota: Bloomington. Crypticon The Nightmare Before Halloween.
Sep 29-30 Ohio: Columbus. Mid-Ohio-Con.
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.
• NBC has “Chained Heat,” the second episode of Revolution, at 10 p.m. E.T.
• A number of outlets will begin selling copies of The Avengers DVD and Blu-rays at midnight tonight. Will you be among the first to pick up a copy?