Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spotted: Before "Santa Barbara," Stella Stevens saw some stars (and stripes)

Playing the mom of the devious Gina DeMott Capwell on our beloved "Santa Barbara" must have had certain prerequisites. We're quite sure listing "wrestling Wonder Woman" on her resume must have moved Stella Stevens to the top of the casting list! Sure enough, Stevens, known to us as Phyllis Blake on "SB," starred in the first season of the 1970s "Wonder Woman" TV series starring Lynda Carter. Heck, she starred in the very first episode.

Stevens is a secret Nazi agent cloaked in the guise of Major Steve Trevor's assistant in the show's pilot, "The New Original Wonder Woman," originally airing in November 1975. As Marcia, her blond curls are piled high on her head, and her luscious '40s fashions could create almost as much a stir as when the enthralled Wonder Woman herself parades down a Washington, D.C., sidewalk for the first time in the old red-white-and-blue. Trim of shoulder, tight of waist, florals optional -- Stevens wears the dresses well. When the mysterious new Wonder Woman thwarts her secret plans, Stevens' Marcia sets out to learn more about her. Things get a little ugly when she tries a little hand-to-hand combat with the Amazon princess, however. Meow!!!!

Witness it for yourself at the WB.

Catfights .... hmmmm .... Remind you of anything? It should -- executive producer Douglas S. Cramer went on to work on "Dynasty" with Aaron Spelling! He comments in the DVD set for the first season of "Wonder Woman" that he sent this early catfight scene to the production crew of "Dynasty" while the show was being written!

The pilot episode of "Wonder Woman" is not without some other classic (and soapy) stars: Eric Braeden, legendary as Victor on "The Young and the Restless" plays a Nazi pilot intercepted over the Atlantic by Major Steve Trevor.

By the way, BRBTV's bud Tracy has been doin' some star-spottin' herself as she makes her way through Season 4 of "Charlie's Angels": Steve Kanaly of "Dallas" in "Avenging Angel," Louise Sorel of "Santa Barbara" in "Caged Angel," Peter Mark Richman of "Dallas," "Dynasty" and "SB" in "Cruising Angels," and Robin Mattson of "SB" in "Of Ghosts and Angels."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MTV calls R-13 the “Best Under-the Radar Comic Series”



From Robot Comics / Blacklist Studios
BUTLER, NJ (February 2010) – 2009 was another memorable year for the comic book industry. When it came time for journalists to reflect on the year gone by, several mentioned R-13 as being one of the standout comic books of 2009.

Among R-13’s many champions is MTV’s Rick Marshall, an editor of the station’s movie, pop culture and comic book news site, “The Splash Page.” Rick calls R-13 the “Best Under-the-Radar Comic Series” on the stands today.

This March, readers will get another chance to discover what all the excitement is about with the release of R-13 #3 (aka Robot 13). The thrilling issue from Blacklist Studios concludes the “Colossus” storyline and will be simultaneously released in the digital format for the Apple and Google mobile markets via special arrangements with Robot Comics and Panelfly.

The story of a skull-headed robot with an irresistible instinct to battle mythological creatures has captured the imaginations of comic book fans the world over. The reaction has been so widespread that the comic book’s co-creators, writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford have fielded publishing offers from other countries and will soon be announcing their first international trade paperback collection.

“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” said Hall. “We have been interviewed by reporters from websites in Germany and Australia, seen our book raved about by Spanish and Portuguese comic reviewers and magazines in Canada and the UK have done pieces on Robot 13.”

The comic has also become a favorite among some famous folks in the realm of fantasy.

“We have gotten feedback from world renowned authors, top Hollywood executives and established comic book artists alike and all of it has been pretty positive,” added Hall.

Now, R13 returns with its third thrilling issue, packed with even more action and intrigue! The print edition of R-13 #3 can be ordered directly from Blacklist Studios. The 32-page, full-color comic retails for $3.99 US. Distributors and retailers are encouraged to contact Blacklist Studios for wholesale rates.

R-13 #3 can also be ordered in a digital edition from Robot Comics and Panelfly for Apple, Google and Amazon mobiles. The digital editions of R-13 #2 and R-13 #1 are also still available priced at $0.99 each.


Packed with action, intrigue and poignancy, the “Colossus!” storyline concludes with some amazing revelations about the skull-headed robot warrior. While convalescing under the care of an old man and his dog, R13 discovers more about his past than ever before…and not a moment too soon, as he may need to draw upon this newfound knowledge to battle the most fearsome monster yet! Now that he knows more about himself, R13 is one step closer to learning the identity of the one who keeps sending monsters to destroy him… clues that will lead him directly into his next awesome epic!

Writer Thomas Hall and artist Daniel Bradford continue the saga of their creation, and as an added bonus for their fans, this issue includes pulse-pounding pin-ups from fan-favorite artists including Tegaki blog artist Kim Low, animator-illustrator Jeffrey Cheung, action figure designer and trading card artist Bobby Vala, multimedia artist Kevin Olson and a thrilling new artist on the scene, Maur Cobb.

About Robot Comics
Robot Comics publishes mobile comics for hand-helds such as Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch, Google's Android mobiles, Nintendo DSi and Amazon's Kindle. It is one of the first and few mobile comic publishers who offer titles specifically designed and formatted to be read on e-devices. For more information contact: contact@robotcomics.net

About Panelfly
Panelfly offers comic book readers an online mobile store, complete library functionality, and sequential panel navigation that allows users to sequentially read each page, delivering the most true to print reading experience to date - just as the creators intended. For more information contact: team@panelfly.com

About Blacklist Studios
Blacklist Studios publishes the comics Robot 13 and KING (coming soon). Visit their official website at http://www.blackliststudios.com/ or the ROBOT-13 MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com%20/robotthirteen. Follow writer Thomas Hall’s blog at http://blacklistedtom.blogspot.com/ and check out more of Daniel Bradford’s art at http://blacklist-da.deviantart.com/.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Emmy Award-winning writer / producer tackles Jughead comic


From Archie Comics

Tom Root, co-head writer and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning "Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim — and co-creator/executive producer of the network’s upcoming "Titan Maximum" — brings his patented irreverent humor to the milestone 200th issue of JUGHEAD.

“Something Ventured, Something Gained” takes Riverdale High’s fabled teens on their wildest ride ever, as Jughead trades his body’s metabolism to a witch in exchange for an irresistible mega cheeseburger… and everything goes bonkers from there with a chain reaction of cataclysmic proportions!

Tom Root has been entertaining comic book and pop culture fans since his days writing “Twisted ToyFare Theatre” stories for ToyFare Magazine.

“Tom Root infuses his scripts with wild humor and energetic storytelling that perfectly fits Jughead,” said Archie Comics CEO Jonathan Goldwater.

This won’t be the first time Root has tackled the Archie comic book teens. One of "Robot Chicken"’s most popular episodes parodies the Archie Comics characters in a send up of the movie “Final Destination.”

“The Archie Comics characters are comedy icons,” said Root. “Each character’s personality has been so well-defined over the course of nearly 70 years that it was a lot of fun to shake them up and present them with new challenges. Mostly, though, I just wanted to write a funny issue. I hope Archie fans like it!”

Root’s comic book debut isn’t the only first associated with Jughead’s 200th issue — the book will also be available with Archie Comics’ first-ever variant cover, by noted comics artist and JUGHEAD penciller Rex Lindsey.

For every three regular issues purchased, the Lindsey variant will be included free.

JUGHEAD #200 retails for $2.50 and will be available March 17.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mark your calendar for A "Moonrunners" Weekend this summer

You take a load of 200-proof corn liquor through a Georgia roadblock at 100 miles an hour and if you ain't a dead man, you're a moonrunner ...

You know, before there was a thing called "The Dukes of Hazzard," there was a thing called "Moonrunners." A movie, to be exact, drawing from elements familiar to all of us diehard "Dukes" fans ... fast cars, moonshine, Southern livin' ... Why, it even has an Uncle Jesse and a Waylon Jennings. You could call it the movie behind the TV show.

Well, the Hazzard County Car Club has announced "A 'Moonrunners' Weekend" on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7. The place will be Griffin, Georgia, with host hotel to be announced.

This free event will include a screening of "Moonrunners" and a tour of the local filming sites. As the event approaches, more details will be added and confirmed, so keep your eye on http://www.dukesofhazzard01.com.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Archie Comics announces collaboration with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment

From Archie Comics

LOS ANGELES – February 10, 2010 – A Squared Entertainment (A2), a full-service brand entertainment company, and Archie Comics, the leading producer of comic book entertainment, announced today an exciting collaboration with Stan Lee, founder, chairman and chief creative officer (CCO) of POW! Entertainment (PK:POWN), to create a new print and digital comic book line from the most successful comic book entertainment producer of all time. Lee is also known as the co-creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and Iron Man, among many others.

Scheduled for release first is a new, original multimedia series called “Super Seven” to be distributed in print, online, on air and at retail. It’s the story about seven aliens who find themselves stranded on planet Earth after their spaceship crashes, only to be befriended by none other than Lee himself. Taking them under his care, Lee becomes their leader and enables them to resume their lives as superheroes on earth.

“A2 Entertainment is humbled and honored to be collaborating with such a legendary figure in the entertainment industry,” A2 Entertainment Co-Founder and CEO Andy Heyward says. “Stan Lee has been delivering groundbreaking entertainment to consumers for decades and we couldn’t be more excited to venture into the digital space together and introduce him to a new generation of fans.”

“Stan Lee is a global icon. He has singlehandedly changed modern entertainment. His legendary creations are timeless,” says Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Archie Comics is incredibly proud to be working with Stan Lee in publishing ‘Super Seven’.”

“Nothing is more exciting to me, as a writer, than creating a new type of story or introducing a new theme," says POW! Chairman and Founder Stan Lee. "Although I’ve briefly appeared in other comics, ‘Super Seven’ is the first time that I’ll actually be a continuing character in a far-out, original superhero series. Having been a fan of the Archie Comics line for many decades, it’s a real kick to have this opportunity to help them launch my new, highly-stylized superhero saga which we’ll soon bequeath to a grateful public.”

Gill Champion, POW!’s President and COO says, “Working with Archie Comics and A2 Entertainment provides us with another unique opportunity to further extend the Stan Lee POW! brand internationally through a diverse combination of distribution opportunities.”

Walt Disney Studios entered into a first-look deal with POW! and has a number of projects in development with the company and has also been working closely with the world-renowned Lee.

“Super Seven” is expected to debut in fall 2010 in digital, print and broadcast.

About A Squared Entertainment LLC
A Squared Entertainment (A2) is a full-service brand entertainment company that creates, develops, produces, programs, markets, merchandises and distributes content across all channels: online, offline, on-air and at retail outlets. Headquartered in Los Angeles, A2 Entertainment was created by Co-Presidents Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan Heyward in 2009. Having spent the last quarter of a century in the kids industry, the two created A2 Entertainment with a mission to develop meaningful entertainment in various formats and recreate the way brands are managed and brought to market in a multimedia, multi-tasking world. A2 Entertainment is currently producing the “Secret Millionaire's Club” with billionaire Warren Buffett, “Gisele & the Green Team” with supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen and “Martha & Friends” with American media mogul and business magnate Martha Stewart.

About POW!
An advanced media and entertainment company, POW! was founded by Stan Lee, together with award winning producer Gill Champion and intellectual property attorney Arthur Lieberman, Esq., to create, produce and license original intellectual properties. POW! Specializes in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion.

Coming up in Archie Comics

ARCHIE #606
DON’T MISS THE INTROSPECTIVE EPILOGUE TO THE ARCHIE STORY OF THE CENTURY!
“Archie Gets Married: the Epilogue”: The amazing events that occurred in ARCHIE issues #600 through #605 have left Archie in a daze! He doesn’t know how to explain it to his friends… especially Betty and Veronica! Can he readjust to the way things used to be before he walked up Memory Lane?
SCRIPT: Michael Uslan
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Unflappable”: Archie comes up with a new way to break a date with Veronica: he’ll push her buttons until she breaks the date with him!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ART: Stan Goldberg
“Career Weak”: An all-week Career Fair at school has Archie leaping from job to job. If only any of them were paying gigs!
SCRIPT: Angelo DeCesare
ART: Stan Goldberg
On sale at comic shops: February 24, 2010
Newsstands: March 9, 2010
32-page, full-color comic
$2.50 U.S.


ARCHIE ALL-STARS VOLUME 3: THE CARTOON LIFE OF CHUCK CLAYTON
RIVERDALE’S RESIDENT CARTOONIST TAKES CENTER STAGE IN THIS SPECIAL STORY!
Originally appearing in the pages of ARCHIE & FRIENDS #126 through #129, “The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton” focuses on Chuck’s efforts to share his artistic talents with neighborhood kids, and the special relationships he develops as he teaches cartooning. It all starts when Chuck is asked to teach an after-school program in cartooning to elementary school kids… and it isn’t long before he learns the kids can be more hyperactive than his doodles! But Chuck is determined to connect with the kids and help them create the next comic book classics. Along the way, he gets some help teaching from an unlikely source, and reaches out to a troubled child known for spreading graffiti. Can Chuck’s world of collecting, drawing, and teaching kids how to make their own comics take on new meaning? The answer’s just a splash panel away! This poignant tale comes courtesy of someone who knows their way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children’s art advocate, and organizer of the world’s only “Kids’ Comic” convention, Alex Simmons.
SCRIPT: Alex Simmons
ART: Fernando Ruiz
On sale at comic shops: February 17, 2010
Newsstands: March 2, 2010
96-page, full-color trade paperback
$11.95 U.S.

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #140
“Freshmen Year – The Missing Chapters: Jughead”: For years, fans of Archie Comics have wondered what happened in the years before the fabled teens of Riverdale entered high school. How did everyone meet? Were the teachers always at the high school? Did all of Archie’s friends always live in Riverdale? Just when did the “eternal love triangle” first start? In the “Freshman Year” saga, originally presented in the pages of ARCHIE #587-591, readers finally learned the back-story behind Riverdale’s fabled cast of characters. But that wasn’t the whole story! Starting with this issue and running through four consecutive issues, writer Batton Lash fills in the blanks, giving readers an even bigger glimpse of what went on with Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Reggie, Chuck, and Pencilneck G. In this issue, we follow Jughead as his family moves out of Riverdale. What is life like in his new town? Can he make a friend as loyal as Archie? Who is Sadie – just a friend, or something more? You won’t want to miss the thrilling answers - reserve your copy today!
SCRIPT: Batton Lash
ART: Bill Galvan
On sale at comic shops: February 10, 2010
Newsstands: February 24, 2010
32-page, full-color comic
$2.50 U.S.

ARCHIE’S DOUBLE DIGEST #206
“The Archies Return to Beverly Hills”: After their first thrilling adventure in Beverly Hills (from December 2008’s ARCHIE’S DIGEST #250), The Archies have returned for more fun in the “Golden State!” This time, they’re playing a gig at the fabled Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, where many a movie star, president and other dignitaries have been entertained throughout the years! Of course, they plan to make time for some of the city’s other famous landmarks, too, including the Fountain Coffee room – home of grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches and the famous “Orange Freeze” drink, and the many shops on Rodeo Drive, including Guzzi and Dolsay & Cabana!
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson
ART: Rex Lindsey
“Do the Right Thing”: Archie faces his biggest dilemma: do what’s right (keep his date with Betty) or rock ‘n’ roll all night (at a concert with Veronica)!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher
ART: Tim Kennedy
“Loving the Library”: Girls can read boys like open books – especially when those boys (like Archie) volunteer at the library just to meet girls!
SCRIPT: John Rose
ART: Tim Kennedy
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: February 17, 2010
Newsstands: March 2, 2010
176-page, full-color digest
$3.99 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA #246
“The Great Debate”: Riverdale High’s biggest fashion plate squares off against its most practical dresser in a debate on formal school attire versus casual wear… and you’ll never guess which sides Betty and Veronica take!
SCRIPT: Hal Lifson
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Timely Tales”: Veronica grows very impatient with the service at a local restaurant, leading to the question,
“should the customers be called ‘waiters’ instead of the servers?”
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Same Game”: Veronica gets more than her “share” when she has to share a dorm with Betty and two other girls at a teen fellowship retreat designed to promote cooperation and team-work!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
“Technologically Challenged”: A zapped battery in Veronica’s cell phone cuts off the lines of communication with Betty at a crucial moment: just when a new girl threatens to move in on their Archie!
SCRIPT: Kathleen Webb
ART: Jeff Shultz
On sale at comic shops: February 17, 2010
Newsstands: March 2, 2010
32-page, full-color comic
$2.50 U.S.

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #202
“Writer’s Blockheads”: Ms. Grundy decides to have the class collaborate on a story by having each write a section. The theme is spring, but somewhere along the line the story turns into an adventure about rampaging robots, a romance where Reggie is the lead Romeo, and a quest to find the perfect burger!
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent
“Memory Lapse”: Betty and Veronica are astonished when they witness a hapless boy caught between two girlfriends in a loopy love triangle… they can’t even imagine such a thing!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Jeff Shultz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: March 3, 2010
Newsstands: March 16, 2010
88-page, full-color digest
$2.69 U.S.


BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #178
“Plant One on Me!”: Pop Tate’s Chok’lit Shoppe turns into a little shop of horticulture when Betty & Veronica give him a plant... and it just so happens to be a hungry one!
SCRIPT: Bill Golliher
ART: Dan Parent
“Production Meeting”: Betty and Veronica relive their first steps… via Betty’s parents’ handheld video and Veronica’s parents’ professionally produced video!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Pat Kennedy
“My Lucky Boyfriend/Worse for Wear”: it’s two stories in one, as both Veronica and Archie offer up accounts of the same event, each from their unique points of view!
SCRIPT: Tim Kennedy
ART: Pat Kennedy (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks)
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: February 10, 2010
Newsstands: February 24, 2010
176-page, full-color digest
$3.99 U.S.


JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #36
“Tagger’s Delight”: Jughead must clear his name when graffiti artists start painting images of his crown all over Riverdale. When the trail leads to an art gallery, Jughead realizes he’s not the only one who’s being “framed!”
SCRIPT: George Gladir
PENCIL: Bill Galvan
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: February 10, 2010
Newsstands: February 24, 2010
88-page, full-color digest
$2.69 U.S.

JUGHEAD’S DOUBLE DIGEST #158
“Battle of the Bots”: Jughead doesn’t make the basketball team as his parents hope, but Dilton and Chuck convince Jughead that his imagination would make him a formidable teammate on the robotics team. Can Jughead’s unique intelligence help machines with artificial intelligence score baskets? “A Pair with Flair”: In a follow-up to the previous story, the robotics team takes on various other problems at Riverdale High – like school budget cuts in the maintenance and cafeteria crews, tardy students and more. But have they created a Frankenstein’s monster in the process?
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Fernando Ruiz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: March 3, 2010
Newsstands: March 16, 2010
176-page, full-color digest
$3.99 U.S.

PALS ‘N’ GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #139
“The Chatty Charioteer”: Archie goes Greek without having to join a college fraternity in this “what if” tale that imagines the teens of Riverdale in Ancient Greece! Can Archio beat Reggio in the big chariot race? Will Bettina and Veronique forever debate which of them is Archio’s biggest fan? One thing’s for certain – this story is one for the history books!
SCRIPT: George Gladir
ART: Pat Kennedy
“Let Your Hair Down”: After a week of science-fact with Professor Flutesnoot, the kids are ready to enjoy the local science fiction convention… but they’re not the only ones!
SCRIPT: Mike Pellowski
ART: Tim Kennedy
“On the Face of It”: The object of Reggie’s affections is compromised… when his own beloved face gets a zit!
SCRIPT AND ART: Tim Kennedy
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: February 24, 2010
Newsstands: March 9, 2010
176-page, full-color digest
$3.99 U.S.

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #37
“Bite Plight”: it’s tooth or consequences for Jughead when the tooth fairy undervalues his tooth. Meanwhile, Archie is gaga over the fetching fairy while Betty takes a shine to her hunky supervisor! We promise you, this is one story you’ll love to sink your teeth into!
SCRIPT: Tim Kennedy
ART: Pat Kennedy
“Egology”: Everything you always wanted to know about big egos… straight from that most vain and conceited of wise guys, Reggie!
SCRIPT: Craig Boldman
ART: Fernando Ruiz
PLUS: Other new and classic tales!
SCRIPT AND ART: Various talents
BONUS: Puzzles, games and pin-ups!
On sale at comic shops: February 24, 2010
Newsstands: March 9, 2010
88-page, full-color digest
$2.69 U.S.

VERONICA #199
VERONICA MEETS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THIS VERY SPECIAL ISSUE!
“Ms. Lodge Goes to Washington”: When the teens go to Washington, DC on a class trip, they visit all the historic sites, including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, National Archives and more! They also have an opportunity to meet President Obama in a question and answer session, and to everyone’s surprise, it’s Veronica who asks the President how to help the economy. Taking the President’s message about job creation to heart, Veronica puts Archie to work at Lodge Mansion… conveniently forgetting to tell her dad! She also gives Betty a job, strictly to keep her away from Archie! Will Veronica help stimulate the economy, or will she merely help stimulate her father’s anger?
SCRIPT AND ART: Dan Parent.
On sale at comic shops: March 3, 2010
Newsstands: March 16, 2010
32-page, full-color comic
$2.50 U.S.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

It was chilly, but Davy Jones -- and a certain car -- were pretty hot

Neatly filed in the Sights You Don't See Every Day category ... How about a Monkee signing a Monkeemobile?

Yes, it's a real Monkee, and it's even a real Monkeemobile -- one of the two actual screen-used vehicles for the popular 1966 TV show. If you were in Tecumseh, Michigan, last weekend you might have seen this rare sight. Former teen idol Davy Jones, looking sharper than ever, came to town for a concert, and this red-hot Monkeemobile, snagged by our buddy Mel for a pretty penny a couple years back at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction in Florida, strolled into town for an appearance, too. Our friend Mike, kind enough to send us these photos by Gary DeLisle, noted it was "brutal cold" that night, and Mr. Jones -- having barely made it to town in time despite a snowstorm en route -- ran out and signed the car and ran back inside, in a flash. So glad Gary captured the moment!

It's not the first time this Monkeemobile has been reunited with a Monkee after so many years, by the way. It got to park itself right next to Micky Dolenz during a signing appearance at the Motor City Comic Con in 2008, as well.


Photos courtesy of Gary DeLisle; please do not copy without permission

Monday, February 01, 2010

BRBTV birthdays for February

- Kim Zimmer, who shone as Jodie Walker on "Santa Barbara," turns 55 on Groundhog's Day, February 2.
- Bo Hopkins, hotter than hot (in our opinion!) as Matthew Blaisdel on "Dynasty," turns 68 on February 2.
- Morgan Fairchild, one of the Jenna Wades on "Dallas" and so many other things in our soap-opera lexicon, turns 60 on February 3.
- Gayle Hunnicutt, who was the love of J.R.'s life, Vanessa Beaumont, on "Dallas," turns 67 on February 6.
- Bruce W. Timm, writer and artist for "Batman: The Animated Series," turns 49 on February 8.
- Dame Judith Anderson, the grand gal who originated the Minx Lockridge role on "SB," was born on February 10, 1897, and died on January 3, 1992.
- Tina Louise, the unforgettable Julie Grey on "Dallas," and an unforgettable redhead anyway (!), turns 76 on February 11.
- Richard Eden, who was Brick Wallace on "Santa Barbara," turns 51 on February 13.
- Stockard Channing, who voiced the Barbara Gordon of the future (that's Commissioner Barbara Gordon to you!) on "Batman Beyond," turns 66 on February 13.
- Gretchen Wyler, who is a BRBTV double-shot as Dr. Dagmara Conrad on "Dallas" and Judge Larson on "SB," was born on February 16, 1932 and died on died May 27, 2007.
- George Kennedy, so fun as Carter McKay on "Dallas," turns 85 on February 18.
- Michael Nader, the hottie Dex Dexter on "Dynasty," turns 65 on February 19.
- Kathleen Beller, who was Kirby Aynders on "Dynasty," turns 54 on February 19.
- Two "Santa Barbara" stars share a birthday on February 20: Marj Dusay (second Pamela Capwell), who turns 74 and Peter Love (Ric Castillo), who turns 47.
- Henry Polic II, who voiced the Scarecrow on "Batman: The Animated Series," turns 65 on February 20.
- Jack Coleman, the second Steven Carrington on "Dynasty," who's got a great show in NBC's "Heroes," turns 52 on February 21.
- John Ashton, who was cartel oilman Willie Joe Garr on "Dallas," turns 62 on February 22.
- Dennis Redfield, who played Roger Larson on "Dallas," turns 67 on February 23.
- Two "Dynasty" stars share a birthday on February 24: James Farentino (Dr. Nick Toscanni) turns 72 and Susan Scannell (Nicole Simpson DeVilbus) turns 52.
- John Vernon, the voice of Rupert Thorne in "Batman: The Animated Series," was born on February 24, 1932 and died on February 1, 2005.
- Leann Hunley, Dana Waring on "Dynasty," turns 55 on February 25.
- Bert Remsen, a double BRBTV star as Dandy Dandridge on "Dallas" and Jack Crager on "Dynasty," was born on February 25, 1925 and died on April 22, 1999.
- Margarita Cordova, who was Rosa Andrade on "SB," turns 71 on February 26.
- Barbara Babcock, Pam's steady boss Liz Craig on "Dallas," turns 73 on February 27.
- Stephanie Beacham, the spicy Sable Colby of "Dynasty" and "The Colbys," turns 63 on February 28.

Happy birthday to all ...