Today’s Comics Guide: July 24, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011


• Last day! Last day! It’s the final day of Comic-Con International: San Diego! Time to pick up those last few items, attend another panel or two, and get ready to return to a regular schedule. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• And, it’s Sunday, which means it’s time for a fresh installment of Sunday Funnies! (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Kid Eternity’s first lines in comics were, “Gran’pa! Gran’pa! I see it! I see a submarine!” He said them in Hit Comics #24 (Oct 42).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was, “And now for this metal fish that strikes like a killer shark!”?

Born Today

Helen Vesik, comics letterer

Trevor Von Eeden, comics artist and writer

Ricardo Villamonte, comics inker

Pat Oliphant (1935), political cartoonist

Bob Greenberger (1958), comics writer and editor

Colleen Doran (1963), comics writer and artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Paul Dini, comics writer and animation scripter

Dan Vebber (1970), comics writer and artist and screenplay writer

Today’s Flashbacks

60 yrs Jul 24, 1951 TV’s Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, is born.

40 yrs Jul 24, 1971 Golden Age artist Lou Fine dies of a heart attack at age 56. Among his work was providing fill-in art for Will Eisner’s Spirit strip during World War II.

25 yrs Jul 24, 1986 ABC-TV’s 20/20 includes a Bob Brown segment saluting Marvel Comics’ 25th anniversary.


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

Jul 20-24 California: San Diego. Comic-Con International.

Jul 24 Michigan: Livonia. X-trava Con.

Jul 24 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Show.

Jul 24 New Mexico: Las Cruces. Comic Book & Collectible Toy Show.

Jul 29-31 Ohio: Columbus. Pulpfest.

Jul 29-31 Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh. Steel City Con.

Jul 30 Arkansas: Sherwood. Saturday Comic & Card Convention.

Jul 30 Wisconsin: Milwaukee. Comic Book Convention.

Jul 31 Illinois: Peoria. Comic Book Convention.

Jul 31 New Jersey: East Hanover. Comics show.

Jul 31 New Jersey: Manahawkin. Atomicon XXIV Comics Expo.

Jul 31 North Carolina: Charlotte. ComiCon.

Jul 31 Texas: Houston. JMV Comic Book Show.

Jul 31 Virginia: Tysons Corner. Comic Book & Non-Sportscard 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 movie have you most enjoyed this summer?

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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