Sunday, August 14, 2011
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Mr. Twister’s first lines in comics were, “You’re finished, Robin! If Kid Flash and Aqualad couldn’t stop my fire-storm with their super-powers, what chance do you have?” He cackled them on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #54 (Jul 64).
Whose first lines in comics were, “In an hour, eh? Well, the model will be exhibited at the fair — I’ve promised — but the plans! — Evarts isn’t wise in this, I’m afraid –“?
Jon “Bean” Hastings, comics writer and artist
René Goscinny (1926), comics writer
John Costanza (1943), comics artist
Ken Holewczynski (1959), comics letterer
Lawrence D. Hubbard (1960), comics artist
Tracy Hampton (1961), comics letterer
Bill Nichols (1961), comics editor, writer, and inker
Nabile P. Hage (1965), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Dell Barras, comics artist
Jack Kirby (1917), comics writer and artist
Mike Leeke (1963), comics artist
Brian Sutton (1963), comics artist
Keith Quinn (1966), comics writer and artist
85 yrs Aug 14, 1926 Writer René Goscinny is born. He co-creates Astérix with Albert Uderzo.
60 yrs Aug 14, 1951 Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst dies at age 88. Among other activities, he promoted newspaper comic strips and owned King Features Syndicate.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 11-14 Illinois: Rosemont. Chicago Comic Con.
Aug 14 New Jersey: Cherry Hill. South Jersey C.H.U.D. Comic-Con 13.
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Aug 20 Indiana: Fort Wayne. Comic Book Convention.
Aug 20 South Carolina: Greenville. Greenville Comic Book and Sports Card Show.
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Question of the Week
What comics-related question do you most want the answer to?
The best answer received to this week’s question (in our opinion) will receive one of the glossy wraparound covers from CBG #1000 that we just found in the archives while researching our 40th anniversary. So, c’mon, tell us your thoughts, make us smile, and you could hold a piece of CBG history in your hand! Send us your answer in the “Leave a Reply” area below.
• If you’re a silent movie buff and/or a Lon Chaney fan, you’ll want to set your recording device as Turner Classic Movies starts 24 hours of films featuring “The Man of 1,000 Faces” at 6 a.m. E.T. with Ace of Hearts (1921), followed by The Unholy Three (1930) at 7:30 a.m., and Oliver Twist (1922) at 8 a.m. (That one features Jackie Coogan.) At 11 a.m. TCM shows He Who Gets Slapped (1924). We’ll have the rest of the schedule with Tomorrow’s Comics Guide.