Today’s Comics Guide: July 28, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011


• Over on, Darin Strauss alerts readers to Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• 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).

Today’s Panel Quiz

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.)

Born Today

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

Today’s Flashbacks

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.

45 yrs Jul 28, 1966 Writer-artist Troy Boyle, best known for The Return of Happy the Clown, is born.


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.

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3 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: July 28, 2011

  1. maknbacon says:

    Please check out my photos taken at the San Diego International Comic-Con 2011. Pass this link to anyone that would be interested. Thanks!

  2. FA is reporting this sad news:

    “FA’s editor and long term stalwart of UK comics fandom Martin Skidmore died of cancer in University College Hospital at 7pm yesterday. He will be profoundly missed.

    “Martin contributed a huge amount to the British comics scene as editor of Worlds Collide, the original FA, Trident Comics and much more. He was an inspiration to many and a very good friend to lot of us”

    Tributes to Martin can be found at:

    My condolences to his family and friends.



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