Today’s Comics Guide: July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Noted

• During Comic-Con International: San Diego, artist Brent Anderson’s car was broken into at the San Diego Zoo and the following pieces of original art were stolen: 50 pages from Astro City Vols. 1 and 2 and Astro City: Local Heroes along with approximately 50 pages from Astro City: The Dark Age Books 1, 2, and 3. Also taken were approximately 45 pages from Green Lantern: Legacy, at least four pages from Green Lantern Silver Age Special, eight pages from Green Lantern/Plastic Man: Weapons of Mass Deception, and approximately 48 pages from Rising Stars #15 through #24. Anderson has asked that the list be spread as far and wide as possible, especially to original art dealers and eBay buyers. Anyone with information on the stolen pages can contact Anderson at kneedeep@sonic.net. (Please only use the address in relation to the art, not for general inquiries.) (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The Vulture’s first lines in comics were, “Well, well! So the Park Avenue Jewelry Exchange is moving a million dollars worth of diamonds to their new offices across town, eh?” He said them in Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 63).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “I didn’t expect a welcoming committee, but, since you asked …”?

Born Today

Kurt Goldzung (1949), comics colorist

Randy Maxson (1953), underground mini-comix creator

D. Larry Hancock (1954), comics writer

Lovern Kindzierski (1954), comics colorist

Dave Stevens (1955), comics writer and artist

John Nordland II (1958), comics writer

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Eleanor J. Barnes (1958), comics writer and reviewer

Rusty Haller (1964), comics artist

Events

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 showscalendar@krause.com 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 tobrent.frankenhoff@fwmedia.com.

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

Cowboys & Aliens, starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, opens today.

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: July 29, 2011

  1. Let’s take a moment to remember Dave Stevens, a tremendous talent taken from us too soon. I never met him that I recall – my loss – but I’ve heard nothing but good about him. He is missed.

    Recommend reading: IDW’s [i]Rocketeer Adventures[/i] #1 and #2 with new stories of Stevens’ creation by some of comics’ best: John Cassaday, Mike Allred, Kurt Busiek, Michael Kaluta, Mark Waid, Chris Weston, Darwyn Cooke, Lowell Francis, and Gene Ha.

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