Friday, September 28, 2012
• Mark Millar has signed on as creative consultant to 20th Century Fox for its Marvel films. The studio has three Marvel movies in development at this time — The Wolverine, scheduled to open next July; X-Men: Days of Future Past, scheduled for July 2014; and a reboot of Fantastic Four, which doesn’t have an opening date scheduled at this time.
Millar is good friends with X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Matthew Vaughn, who also directed Kick-Ass and is producing Kick-Ass 2.
• DC has announced that October 10, the date for the series premiere of Arrow on the CW network, is “Arrow Day” in comics shops where participating retailers will have free special editions of Arrow #1, promotional bags, and posters.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
V’s first line in comics was, “ ‘The multiplying villainies of nature do swarm upon him …’ ” He said it in V for Vendetta #1 (Sep 88). Well, to be technical, he actually first said it in Warrior Magazine in 1982, but this was his first American appearance.
Whose first line in comics was “This seems to be a likely place!”?
Al Capp (1909), cartoonist
Michael Eury (1957), comics historian
Ken Penders (1958), comics artist
Greg Weisman (1963), comics and animation writer and producer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Lester Dent (1904), pulp writer
Roger Armstrong (1917), comics artist
Dan Spiegle (1920), comics artist
Pat Brady (1947), cartoonist
Serge Clerc (1957), French comics artist
Dan Abnett (1965), comics writer
65 yrs Sep 28, 1947 Will Eisner’s Spirit newspaper supplement introduces flying saucers to comics three months after the first sighting is alleged in Idaho.
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.
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• At 8 p.m. E.T., Turner Classic Movies has Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) with James Garner as a reluctant lawman.
• Tomorrow morning is big for animation fans as Cartoon Network begins a new season of its DC Nation block with Green Lantern: The Animated Series at 10 a.m. E.T. and Young Justice at 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, over on Nickelodeon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to animation with a new series beginning at 11 a.m. E.T.