Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2012
• WizKids has announced that separate Marvel and DC HeroClix sets will be released in August to celebrate the miniatures game’s 10th anniversary. Two dozen new sculpts of 12 characters (an early and modern version of each) will make up each set.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Milo Bloom said in comics were, “That’d be Ma Bloom, famous landlord.” They were said in Bloom County’s fourth strip, Dec. 11, 1980.
Whose first lines in comics were “Grey? That spineless milksop?! What can he want?” (Answer Monday.)
Alan Gold, comics editor
Albert Chartier (1912), comics artist
Jack R. Keller (1922), comics artist
Frank Thorne (1930), comics writer and artist
Gary Thomas Washington (1963), comics artist
Myke Maldonado (1964), comics artist
Arnold Pander (1967), comics artist
Wally Wood (1927), comics artist and writer
Bob “Chance” Browne (1948), comics artist
Dana J. Summers (1950), comics artist
Hilary Barta (1957), comics writer and artist
Jim Somerville (1961), comics artist
Richard Maurizio (1962), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (June 30)
Joe Vigil (1955), comics artist
Shawn McManus (1958), comics artist
Phil Lord (1958), comics writer
Christopher Priest (Jim Owsley) (1961), comics writer and editor
Steve Firchow (1966), comics colorist
Tonne Forquer (1970), comics writer
Dave Galvan (1972), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (July 1)
Billy Graham (1935), comics artist
Draper Hill (1935), comics artist
Mike Baron (1949), comics writer
Ray Lago (1958), comics artist
Julianna Ferriter (1961), comics colorist
Tom Poston (1964), comics inker
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
100 yrs Jun 16, 1912 Cartoonist and illustrator Albert Chartier is born. He is best known for Onésime.
90 yrs Jun 16, 1922 Kid Colt and hot-rod comics artist Jack R. Keller is born.
85 yrs Jun 17, 1927 Writer-artist Wallace Wood is born. Best known for his work for E.C., he also pioneers independent-comics publishing with his Witzend magazine.
55 yrs Jun 17, 1957 Artist Hilary Barta is born.
50 yrs Jun 17, 1962 Writer-artist Richard Maurizio is born.
45 yrs Jun 16, 1967 Artist Arnold Pander is born. With his brother Jacob, he draws Grendel and The World of Ginger Fox.
40 yrs Jun 17, 1972 Richard Pini and Wendy Fletcher are married, having met via the letters column of Marvel’s Silver Surfer.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 15-17 Colorado: Denver. Comic Con.
Jun 16 Iowa: Bettendorf. Comic Book Show.
Jun 16 Tennessee: Johnson City. Collectors Showcase Comic & Toy Convention.
Jun 17 Illinois: Chicago. Bad Penny James’ South Side Comic Con.
Jun 22-24 North Carolina: Charlotte. HeroesCon.
Jun 22-24 Texas: San Antonio. Texas Comicon.
Jun 23 Iowa: Des Moines-Urbandale. ComicCon.
Jun 24 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.
Jun 24 Ohio: Akron-Canton. Comic 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.
Question of the Week
What are you reading this summer?
• Three more chapters of the Dick Tracy serial air on Turner Classic Movies starting at noon E.T. Saturday.
• Sunday evening, at 8 p.m. E.T., TCM has Rio Bravo (1959).
• And, it’s not comics-related, but it’s darn funny and you’ll want to set your recording device for it. At 6:30 a.m. E.T. on Monday morning, TCM has Earthworm Tractors (1936) with Joe E. Brown playing the part of super-salesman Alexander Botts.