Today’s Comics Guide: July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


• It’s New Comic Book Day! What’s on your shopping list? (Brent Frankenhoff)

Atop the Fourth Wall devoted a blog post to comic-book advertisements. Enjoy! (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Cliff “The Rocketeer” Secord’s first lines in comics were, “Officer, my name’s Cliff Secord. I rent that hangar! What’s all the trouble?” He said them in Starslayer #2 (Apr 82).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first lines in comics were, “The samurai’s sword sings behind me like a hummingbird’s wing. It fills my ears. I leap!”?

Born Today

Bill Pearson (1938), comics writer

Ernie Chan (1940), comics artist

H.P. McElwee (1954), comics writer

Mark Pate (1972), comics artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Clint McElroy (1955), comics writer

Christie “Max” Scheele (1957), comics colorist

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.

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.

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: July 27, 2011

  1. Recommend reading: ELVIS VAN HELSING by writers Steve Kriozere and Mark A. Altman with art by Jason Baroody and Zach Matheny. A fun beginning to a graphic novel series about family, friends, and monster-hunting.


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