Today’s Comics Guide: August 27, 2011

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)

• Speaking of the hurricane, The Beat has some practical advice for those in the storm’s path. (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 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!”?

Born Today

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

Today’s Flashbacks

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.

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

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.

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2 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: August 27, 2011

  1. Today in Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing:

    My report on Garage Con 2011 Day One!

    You can read it at:


  2. We’re just a couple hours away from the second and final day of my garage sale. Last night, I put together another 14 boxes of comic books, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers that we’ll be adding to the sale this morning. Insanely low prices!

    Check it out at 840 Damon Drive, Medina, Ohio, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

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