Today’s Comics Guide: August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The Beat reports that flooding caused by Hurricane Irene led to heroic efforts by comics fans to save books at the Schulz Graphic Novel Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Black Adam’s first line in comics was, “At last I’ve reached Earth, after flying for 5,000 years from the farthest star, where I was banished by old Shazam!” He said it in Marvel Family #1 (Dec 45).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “The shifting gene pattern falls into place perfectly –!”?

Born Today

Hector Collazo, comics artist

Clara Noto, comics writer

Rick Parker (1946), comics artist

Cyril Jordan (1948), comics artist

Michael Cohen (1954), comics writer and artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Jim Novak, comics letterer

Bill Black (1943), comics editor, writer, and publisher

Mary Fleener (1951), comics writer and artist

S. Clarke Hawbaker (1958), comics artist

Todd S. Tuttle (1964), comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

65 yrs Aug 31, 1946 Writer-artist Rick Parker is born. His work ranges from the Beavis and Butt-Head comic book to Marvel production work and PaperCutz’ new Tales from the Crypt.

Comics in Your Future

Shipping This Week: What’s on your shopping list?

Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?


Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

Sep 3 Delaware: Bethany Beach. Comics show.

Sep 4 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible 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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