Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, 2012
• Wonder Woman is back in development as a live-action TV series, this time on the CW Network. Although a pilot hasn’t been ordered at this time, initial plans call for the series, with a working title of Amazon, to more closely resemble its CW predecessor, Smallville, and focus on the character’s formative years.
• Dark Horse will begin digital-only publication of a comics series based on the Jane Espenson and Brad Bell webseries Husbands. Espenson and Bell are writing the six-issue mini-series with art by Ron Chan. It’s scheduled to begin in October.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Bishop’s first line in comics was, “I want young Fitzroy alive!” He said it in Uncanny X-Men #282 (Nov 91).
This Weekend’s Panel Quiz
Whose first line in comics was “So we meet at last, eh? It was inevitable that we should clash!”? (Answer Monday.)
Austin Briggs (1908), comic strip artist (Flash Gordon)
Blondie (1930), comic strip
Archie Goodwin (1937), comics editor and writer
David Schwartz (1954), comics writer
Sam Kujava (1954), comics writer
Kevin Grevioux, comics writer
Jeff Weigel, comics artist
Frank Robbins (1917), cartoonist
Alley Oop (1934), comic strip
Leslie Zahler (1953), comics colorist
Richard Arndt (1956), comics historian
Dan Vado (1959), comics writer and publisher
Kevin Maguire (1960), comics artist
Jerry Prosser (1963), comics writer and editor
Vince Stone (1964), comics artist
Ted Adams (1968), IDW co-founder
Kate Beaton (1983), cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Saturday (Sept. 22)
Will Elder (1922), comics writer and artist
E. Nelson Bridwell (1931), comics writer, editor, and historian
Philippe Berthet (1956), comics artist
Peter Kuper (1958), comics writer and artist
Steve Lavigne (1962), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Sunday (Sept. 23)
Mark Ellis, comics writer
Stan Lynde (1931), cartoonist
Jean-Claude Mezieres (1938), comics writer and artist (Valerian)
Paul Ryan (1949), comics artist
Robert J. Sodaro (1955), comics writer
Peter David (1956), writer of stuff
Dan Day (1956), comics artist
95 yrs Sep 9, 1917 Writer-artist Frank Robbins is born. He creates the Johnny Hazard strip and comic book.
75 yrs Sep 8, 1937 Writer, editor, and artist Archie Goodwin is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 8-9 Maryland: Baltimore. Comic-Con.
Sep 8 Wisconsin: Madison. ComicCon.
Sep 9 Connecticut: Manchester. Comic, Coin & Sports Card Show.
Sep 9 Minnesota: Mounds View. Twin Cities ComiCon.
Sep 16 Virginia: Richmond. Virginia Comicon.
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.
• At noon E.T. Saturday, Turner Classic Movies has a Jungle Jim adventure, The Lost Tribe (1949).