Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2012
• Tom Yeates will be taking over as artist on the Prince Valiant strip from Gary Gianni. The Sunday-only series continues to be written by Mark Schultz.
• DC has announced that, to celebrate the first anniversary of its rebooted universe, all 52 titles will have #0 issues in September. In addition, four titles will be retired with four new titles — Talon, Sword of Sorcery, The Phantom Stranger, and Team Seven – taking their places. One title that’s already slated for replacement is Justice League International.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words Commissioner Dolan said in comics were, “Denny Colt! Haven’t I enough trouble?” They were said in the first Spirit section, June 2, 1940.
Whose first line in comics was “Look, Grampa! Somebody fell in the water over there!”? (Answer Monday.)
Bob Bolling (1928), comics artist and writer
Chris Kalnick (1953), comics artist
George Pérez (1954), comics artist
Tim Eldred (1965), comics artist and writer
Charles Vess (1951), comics writer and artist
Howard Simpson (1959), comics artist
Scott McCloud (1960), comics writer and artist
Bill Anderson (1963), comics inker
Matt Haley (1970), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (June 23)
Frank Bolle (1924), cartoonist (Apartment 3-G)
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (June 24)
Doreen Frederick, comics production assistant
Jesse Santos (1928), comics artist
Alan N. Zelenetz (1948), comics writer
Russ Maheras (1954), comics artist and historian
Denis Rodier (1963), comics artist
Kevin VanHook (1965), comics artist
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
5 yrs Jun 10, 2007 Japanese creator of Puu-san (“Mr. Poo”) and publisher of Taizo Manga Taizo Yokoyama dies of a lung infection at age 90.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Jun 8-10 New Mexico: Albuquerque. Comic Expo.
Jun 9-10 North Carolina: Greensboro. Triad Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Jun 9-10 Tennessee: Knoxville. Comic & Anime Con.
Jun 10 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Jun 10 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Jun 10 New Hampshire: Manchester. Granite State Comicon.
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.
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?
• Young Justice has changed its name to Young Justice: Invasion and has a new episode, “Depths” at 10:30 a.m. E.T. Saturday on Cartoon Network.
• Turner Classic Movies has three more chapters in its Dick Tracy serial starting at noon E.T. Saturday.
• Neil Patrick Harris hosts The Tony Awards on CBS at 8 p.m. E.T. Sunday.
• Turner Classic Movies has a documentary on the making of The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. E.T. Sunday night, followed by an airing of the 1939 classic.