Wednesday, April 27, 2011
• To help artist Josh Medors in his battle against a rare form of spinal cancer, Marvel and The Hero Initiative have produced a limited-edition print featuring Medors’ recreation of the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #33 (Feb 66). Based on the work of original cover artist Steve Ditko, only 250 individually numbered prints will be available. Of those, 50 are signed by Medors and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee and will retail for $100 each. The remaining 200 are signed by Medors and retail for $20 each. The prints will be available beginning on Free Comic Book Day May 7 exclusively at Medors’ hometown comics store, Packrat Comics of Hilliard, Ohio, and at the store’s website. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Over at Comic Book Resources, Robot 6 offers a preview of the first page of Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s proposed comic-book series that wraps up events from the TV show. Fuller began work on the slated 12-issue series, scheduled for DC’s now-defunct WildStorm imprint, more than two years ago, shortly after the TV series was canceled. He has provided periodic updates, but this is the first piece of art released to date. The artist was not identified. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Colossal Boy’s first lines in comics were, “It’s easy for me to grow to great size! I merely will my body’s atoms to expand!” He said them in Action Comics #267 (Aug 60).
Whose first line in comics was “Please change this bill for me … in singles …”?
Barry Shapiro (1947), comics letterer
Larry Nibert (1952), mini-comics publisher
Jan Mullaney (1953), comics publisher, co-founder Eclipse
Faye Perozich (1963), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Ed Furness (1910), comics writer and artist
Mike Curtis (1953), comics writer and publisher
Matt Feazell (1955), mini-comics creator
Nick Burns (1957), comics colorist
Sandy Carruthers (1962), comics artist
Comics in Your Future
Shipping This Week: What’s on your shopping list?
Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
April 29-May 1 California: Anaheim. Comic Con.
April 29-May 1 Louisiana: Lake Charles. BayouCon.
April 29-May 1 North Carolina: Lumbeton. Sports Card, Comic Book and Collectibles Show.
April 30 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
April 30 Kansas: Kansas City-Overland Park. Comics convention.
April 30 New York: Ithaca. Ithacon.
April 30-May 1 Massachusetts: Boston. Comic Con.
April 30-May 1 North Carolina: Charlotte. Toy -Hobby & Sportscard Show.
April 30-May 1 Pennsylvania: Reading. Super Show.
April 30-May 1 South Carolina: Columbia. Fandomfest Columbia.
May 1 Connecticut: New Haven. New Haven Comic and Collectibles Spectacular.
May 1 Florida: Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Comic & Toy Show.
May 1 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.
May 1 Nebraska: Omaha. Comics show.
May 1 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.
May 1 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
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Question of the Week
If you had only $25 to spend on comics this week (whether that’s more or less than you usually spend), what would you buy?
Note: The best answer received (in our opinion) to this question will receive a prize. What’s the prize, you ask? Follow along daily and see!