Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 2012
• CBG Editor Brent Frankenhoff spent Friday at Wizard World Chicago. He’ll have a report posted later this weekend. The show continues through Sunday.
• Russ Cochran is offering a special on his Sunday Funnies series. Normally $30 each, he’s offering the first two issues as a package for $50. You can see a slide show of several pages of each oversized collection here.
• In the ongoing “will he, won’t he” debate around Ben Affleck directing a Justice League movie, the latest from one of Affleck’s “people” is that the star will not. At this point, until or unless an official announcement is made by Warner Bros. and Affleck, we’ll drop the matter.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Power Girl’s first lines in comics were, “Sorry I startled you, gentlemen. I promised my cousin I’d wait a few more months before revealing myself …” She said them in All-Star Comics #58 (Feb 76).
Whose first line in comics was ” I think I heard you mention him …”? (Answer Monday.)
Letitia Glozer (1961), comics editor
Pat Brosseau (1964), comics letterer
Jim Lee (1964), comics writer and artist
Shelley Braga (1969), comics letterer
Eleanor J. Barnes (1958), comics writer and reviewer
Rusty Haller (1964), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Aug. 25)
Fred Schwab (1920), cartoonist
Michael W. Kaluta (1947), comics artist and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Aug. 26)
Cliff Biggers, comics retailer
Brant Parker (1920), cartoonist
Charles Moore (1967), comics writer
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 9-12 Illinois: Rosemont.Chicago Comic Con.
Aug 11-12 North Carolina: Charlotte. Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR Show.
Aug 11 California: Fresno. Collect-A-Con.
Aug 12 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Aug 12 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Aug 12 Pennsylvania: Dingmans Ferry. Comics, Cards, Records, TV & Movie Expo.
Aug 18 Virginia: Salem. 15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectibles Show.
Aug 19 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Conv.
Aug 19 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 19 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Aug 19 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic 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.
• On Saturday, Turner Classic Movies has a trio of films starring James Mason. At 5:30 p.m. E.T., Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) stars Mason in an adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel. (Pat Boone fans may enjoy his turn as Mason’s companion on the trip.) That’s followed by Lolita (1962) at 8 p.m. and the trilogy concludes with The Desert Fox (1951) at 10:45, in which Mason plays German tank commander Erwin Rommel.