Thursday, September 27, 2012
• Congratulations to our friends over at The Beat, which just migrated to a new web platform.
• AMC has ordered a fourth season of The Walking Dead.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Brainiac’s first line in comics was, “You’re only wearing yourself out, ‘Punyman’!” He said it on the splash page of “The Super-Duel in Space” in Action Comics #242 (Jul 58).
Whose first line in comics was ” ‘The multiplying villainies of nature do swarm upon him …’ ”?
Jim Sinclair, comics inker
Bob Sharen, comics colorist
John R. Fischetti (1916), Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist and comics inker
Jack Katz (1927), comics artist
Jim Shooter (1951), comics writer, editor, and publisher
Randy Emberlin (1955), comics artist
Sophie Crumb (1981), comics artist
Tom Little (1989), Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bruce Hamilton, comics publisher
Kathryn Mayer, comics artist
Lee Nordling, comics artist
The Upside Downs (1903), comic strip by Gustave Verdeek
Joe Simon (1913), comics writer, artist, and editor
Sergio Toppi (1932), Italian comics artist
Jim Woodring (1952), comics writer and artist
Patrick J. Williams (1958), comics artist
220 yrs Sep 27, 1792 British caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank is born. He helps to develop the “John Bull” personification of England.
65 yrs Sep 27, 1947 Walt Disney’s Fun & Fancy Free animated anthology opens.
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 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.
• Tonight’s the night! The Big Bang Theory returns for its sixth season at 8 p.m. E.T. on CBS.
• Submarine drama series, Last Resort, also premieres tonight at 8 p.m. E.T., on ABC.
• Sherlock Holmes comes to the modern-day NYPD in Elementary, which begins tonight at 10 p.m. E.T. on CBS.