Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, 2012
• Christopher Eccleston has been signed to play Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World, the Thor sequel scheduled for November 2013.
• Sony Pictures has announced plans to remake 1995’s Jumanji with Amazing Spider-Man Producer Matt Tolmach joining William Teitler as producers and Tedd Field and Mike Weber executive producing.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Zarko, the Tomorrow Man’s first lines in comics were, “Behold, Thunder God … you pursued me into the future, only to meet your doom at the hands of my steel slaves!” He said them in Journey into Mystery #86 (Nov 62, reprinted here from Marvel Tales #4, Sep 66).
Whose first line in comics was “Heads up, New York! Make way for Firestorm! Wowee if the kids at school could see me now! I haven’t felt this good since I made the winning touchdown in the championship game with Central High!”? (Answer Monday.)
Rick Norwood (1942), comics editor and writer
Mike Gold (1950), First Comics co-founder, writer, and editor
Steve Hauk (1954), comics writer and artist
Martin Pasko (1954), comics writer
Cindy Goff (1959), comics writer
Charlie Adlard (1966), comics artist
Steve Mitchell (1953), comics historian
Bob Orzechowski (1960), comics letterer
Bruce Costa (1961), comics retailer, marketing rep, and writer
Avido Khahaifa (1963), comics artist and inker
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Aug. 18)
Jeffrey Lang (1960), comics writer
David Barbour (1961), comics writer
Skip Dietz (1965), comics writer
Brian Michael Bendis (1967), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Aug. 19)
George Roussos (1925), comics artist
Skip Williamson (1944), underground comix writer and artist
Stephen R. Bentley (1954), comic strip writer and artist
Stefano Gaudiano (1966), comics artist
Michael D. Pederson (1968), comics writer and publisher
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
70 yrs Aug 4, 1942 Writer, editor, researcher, and mathematician Rick Norwood is born. He is founder and editor of Manuscript Press, especially noted for the long-running Comics Revue.
55 yrs Aug 5, 1957 Humor strip Andy Capp begins.
10 yrs Aug 5, 2002 Cartoonist Richard “Grass” Green dies of lung cancer at age 63. He’d created Xal-Kor and founded the art-board company REGCo.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 4 Illinois: Chicago. Toys, Comics & Statues Convention.
Aug 4 Indiana: Elkhart. Batman Day.
Aug 4 Kansas: Kansas City-Overland Park. Show.
Aug 5 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Collectibles Show.
Aug 5 Nebraska: Omaha. Show.
Aug 5 Ohio: Columbus. Buckeye Comic Con.
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.
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.
• Sunday evening Turner Classic Movies has a pair of classic monster movies with The Wolf Man (1941) at 6:45 p.m. E.T., followed by The Invisible Man (1933) at 8 p.m.