Today’s Comics Guide: July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


• Rapper 50 Cent has announced that he will release a comic-book adaptation of The 50th Law, a self-help book he co-wrote with Robert Greene. The adaptation is scheduled for release in 2012 from SmartComics in both print and digital editions. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Major Vance Astro’s first lines in comics were, “And did you laugh, Drang? Did everybody have a good laugh at the thousand-year-old man? You’ll chuckle out of the other side of your face if your royal murderers will take their hands off me!” He said them in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan 69).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first lines in comics were, “Officer, my name’s XX. I rent that hangar! What’s all the trouble?” (Of course, the XX is the character’s civilian identity.)

Born Today

Jeremy Kay (1942), artist

David Folkman (1946), art director

Bob Pinaha (1953), comics letterer

Lawrence Watt-Evans (1954), comics writer

Harry Candelario (1962), comics inker

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Rick Leonardi, comics artist

Bob McLeod, comics artist

Fred Fredericks (1929), cartoonist

Mark Braun (1954), comics artist and art director

Lou Manna (1954), comics artist

Steve Gallacci (1955), comics writer

Steve Moncuse (1957), comics inker

Today’s Flashbacks

65 yrs Jul 26, 1946 Award-winning art director and magazine designer David Folkman is born. He is co-publisher and design director of Hogan’s Alley.


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

• Early on Wednesday morning, Turner Classic Movies has The Mouse That Roared (1959), which features Peter Sellers in three roles. It airs at 9:30 a.m. E.T. At 11 a.m., TCM airs the 1973 version of Tom Sawyer with Johnnie Whitaker as Tom and Jodie Foster as Becky Thatcher.

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