Today’s Comics Guide: August 14, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Noted has inside information from The Man of Steel set. (Brent Frankenhoff)

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).

Today’s Panel Quiz

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 –“?

Born Today

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

Today’s Flashbacks

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.

Aug 14 Texas: San Antonio. JMV Comic Book Show.

Aug 20 Indiana: Fort Wayne. Comic Book Convention.

Aug 20 South Carolina: Greenville. Greenville Comic Book and Sports Card Show.

Aug 20-21 Maryland: Baltimore. Comic-Con.

Aug 21 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention

Aug 21 Indiana: Indianapolis. Comic Book Show.

Aug 21 Massachusetts: South Attleboro. Comic Book Show.

Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to 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

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.

Comics-Related Media

• 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.

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2 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: August 14, 2011

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  2. marvinjcohen says:

    When and in what form will the JSA return since the group is no longer in current continuity?

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