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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 3 Feb 2011 8:05 AM

Today in the roundup: Buy a piece of The Bat-Man, a ‘Dallas’ reunion and a local heading back to SXSW.


GET ME THE BAT MAN: Just when you thought every significant piece of comic book history had been sold off, Dallas’ Heritage Auction Galleries manages to find something new. For its Signature Vintage Comics & Comic Art Auction on Feb. 24, Heritage will sell production proofs for Detective Comics #27, a.k.a. – the first book to feature “The Bat-Man.” As Heritage says in a release, the proofs are, “perhaps the closest the world will ever get to the original art for this monumental comic book.” What’s more interesting is that the proofs were literally headed for the dump before someone rescued them from the garbage.

‘DALLAS’ REUNION: In case you haven’t heard, TNT is resurrecting Dallas. And it appears that Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will all take part in the pilot.

HEADING SOUTH: South By Southwest announced its complete film lineup on Wednesday. Among the familiar names making the cut is former Dallas (now Austin) director Clay Liford, whose Wuss will debut at the festival. You might remember Liford’s name from last year, when his Earthling played both SXSW and the Dallas International Film Festival. He spoke with Unfair Park about what getting into the fest means.