Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, 2012
• Mark Millar, who’s now a consultant to Twentieth Century Fox on its Marvel Studios films, has revealed a few more details about the upcoming X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. As can be assumed from the title, the film, scheduled for release July 18, 2014, features many elements from the Chris Claremont and John Byrne story that originally appeared in X-Men (1st series) #141 (Jan 81) and Uncanny X-Men #142 (Feb 81). Directed by First Class Director Matthew Vaughn and featuring the same cast as the earlier film, the sequel is expected to exceed that film’s estimated $160 million production costs, especially in light of such effects as Sentinels, time travel, and more.
• John Jackson Miller has announced his first hardcover book, scheduled for release in 2013. Tentatively titled Kenobi, the Star Wars book is set between the events of movie Episodes 3 and 4 and focuses on Obi-Wan’s exile to Tatooine.
• Make sure to check out Comics-related Media at the bottom of this post. There’s some incredible animation news.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Chronos’ first line in comics was, “A couple of more minutes, Atom, and *Bang!* your time will be up!” He said it on the cover of The Atom #3 (Nov 62).
Whose first line in comics was “Get out of my way, insect!”? (Answer Monday)
Sid Jacobson, comics editor
Chris Wozniak, comics writer and artist
Lyman Young (1893), cartoonist
Crockett Johnson (1906), cartoonist
Nick Cardy (1920), comics artist
Frank Herbert (1920), writer
Jim Engel (1956), cartoonist
Ron Garney (1962), comics writer
Len Kaminski (1962), comics writer and editor
Paul Fricke (1963), comics artist
Pat Bastienne, comics editor
Johanna Draper Carlson, comics editor and blogger
Tom Morgan, comics artist
Hairbreadth Harry (1906), comic strip
John Dennis (1950), comics artist
Geof Darrow (1955), comics artist
Paul Levitz (1956), comics writer and publisher
Jeff Albrecht (1957), comics inker
Bob Keenan (1957), comics publisher
Michael Dooney (1959), comics artist
Stuart Kerr (1960), comics writer
Rags Morales (1969), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Nov. 3)
Susan Ehrenreich, comics colorist
Dara Naraghi, comics artist
Mary Skrenes, comics artist
Jesus Blasco (1919), comics artist
Goseki Kojima (1928), manga artist
Osamu Yezuka (1928), manga writer and artist
Holly M. Sanfelippo (1953), comics colorist
Tom Grindberg (1961), comics artist
Mik Pascal (1963), comics writer and artist
Chris Nye (1965), comics artist
Carlos Kastro (1966), comics artist
Aaron Sowd (1970), comics inker
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Nov. 4)
Anthony Burcher (1959), comics writer
This Weekend’s Flashbacks
55 yrs Oct 21, 1957 Artist Jeff Albrecht is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 20 Massachusetts: Northampton. Paint and Pixel Festival.
Oct 20 Wisconsin: Oak Creek. Milwaukee Comic Book Convention.
Oct 20-21 Florida: Tampa. Tampa Bay Comic Con.
Oct 20-21 Alberta: Edmonton. Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Oct 21 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 21 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.
Oct 21 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Oct 21 New York: Syracuse. Collectorsfest-Sports Memorabilia & Toy Show.
Oct 24-25 Florida: Jacksonville. Comics and Toy Show.
Oct 26-28 Michigan: Dearborn. Detroit Fanfare.
Oct 26-28 Tennessee: Knoxville. Fanboy Expo.
Oct 26-28 Texas: Austin. Comic Con.
Oct 27-28 New Mexico: Rio Rancho. New Mexico Tri-Con.
Oct 27 Maryland: Annapolis. Annapolis Comic-Con.
Oct 27 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Oct 27 Ohio: Springfield. Champion City Comic Con.
Oct 28 Connecticut: East Windsor. East of the River Comics & Collectible Show.
Oct 28 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
Oct 28 Kansas: Overland Park-Kansas City. Kansas City Super Halloween Comic Con Spectacular.
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.
• Cartoon Network has its DC Nation block Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. E.T. with Green Lantern: The Animated Series, followed by Young Justice at 10:30.
• Nickelodeon continues its new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a fresh episode at 11 a.m. E.T. Saturday morning.
• Fox’s animation block starts a half-hour earlier Sunday night with the return of The Cleveland Show at 7:30 p.m. E.T., followed by new episodes of The Simpsons at 8 p.m., Bob’s Burgers at 8:30, Family Guy at 9, and American Dad! at 9:30.
• Wrapping up our animation information for the weekend, check out Turner Classic Movies starting Sunday night at 8 p.m. E.T., when animation expert Jerry Beck joins host Robert Osbourne for a festival of three seldom-seen animated films and 18 short subjects. The festival begins with the Fleischer Studios’ version of Gulliver’s Travels (1939), followed at 9:30 by Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941). The short subjects begin at 11 p.m. and include Gerald McBoing Boing (1951), The Tell-Tale Heart (1953), and Rooty Toot Toot (1951). The showings wrap up at 1:15 a.m. with The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1927).
• Also on Sunday evening, ABC has a new episode of Once Upon a Time at 8 p.m. E.T.