Saturday, August 27, 2011
• Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene, the East Hanover, N.J., comics convention, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28, has been canceled. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Remember the special closeout book sale we held earlier this week? Well, we’ve extended it through tomorrow, Aug. 28, at midnight. Use promo code ROCKBOTTOM at checkout for special savings. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Comic Book Movie.com reports that Supernatural writer Erik Kripke is adapting DC’s Deadman for the CW Network. The property, featuring deceased circus aerialist Boston Brand who has the ability to take over others’ bodies, was in development a couple of years ago as a feature film. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Tom Strong’s first line in comics was, “Huda, oroti!” He said it in Tom Strong #1 (Jun 99).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first lines in comics were, “Nothing can stop me! Nothing!”?
Rick Parker, comics artist
Frank Kelly Freas (1922), comics artist
Don Perlin (1929), comics artist
Denis Kitchen (1946), comics writer, artist, editor, and publisher
Wendy Snow-Lang (1957), comics artist
Bob Garcia (1958), comics editor and writer
Phillip Hester (1966), comics artist and writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Roy Doty (1922), comics artist
Frank Hill (1929), comics artist
Jackie Estrada (1946), Eisner Awards administrator
Gerry Conway (1952), comics writer
Nancy A. Collins (1959), writer
65 yrs Aug 27, 1946 Underground comix writer-artist Denis Kitchen is born. He becomes a publisher and creators’ agent. (The scan here is from Comix Book, his magazine-sized project with Marvel.)
45 yrs Aug 27, 1966 Writer-artist Phil Hester is born. His work appears from many companies, including Boom! Studios and Dynamite; he creates El Diablo‘s 2008 series for DC.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 25-28 Toronto. FanExpo Canada.
Aug 26 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 26-28 New Jersey: Wildwood. Comic Book Show.
Aug 27 Connecticut: Stamford. ComiCONN
Aug 27 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Convention.
Aug 28 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Aug 28 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.
Aug 28 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Show.
Aug 28 North Carolina: Raleigh. Comic Book Convention.
Sep 3 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Comics show.
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Question of the Week
Which of DC’s new first issues are you going to pick up in September?
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.