Thursday, July 28, 2011
• After helping develop the series for five years, show runner Frank Darabont has left The Walking Dead TV series that’s set to begin airing its second season on AMC. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Just received for review: Three of DC’s Retroactive ’70s one-shots: Batman, Flash, and Wonder Woman. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu’s first lines in comics were, “The samurai’s sword sings behind me like a hummingbird’s wing. It fills my ears. I leap!” He said them in a caption in Special Marvel Edition #15 (Dec 73).
Whose first line in comics was “Well, well! So the Park Avenue Jewelry Exchange is moving a million dollars worth of diamonds to their new offices across town, eh?” (The character actually says another line, but his/her name is mentioned.)
Dick Sprang (1915), comics artist
Jim Davis (1945), comics artist and writer
Mike Smith (1951), comics artist
Ian Akin (1959), comics inker
Jon J. Muth (1960), comics artist
Troy Boyle (1966), comics writer and artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Letitia Glozer (1961), comics editor
Pat Brosseau (1964), comics letterer
Jim Lee (1964), comics writer and artist
Shelley Braga (1969), comics letterer
145 yrs Jul 28, 1866 Beatrix Potter is born. Her picture stories for children feature anthropomorphic animals.
60 yrs Jul 28, 1951 Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland opens.
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.
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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.