Today’s Comics Guide: July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011 


• Did you see Cowboys & Aliens yet? If so, what did you think? (Brent Frankenhoff)

The Comics Journal is posting videos of some of the panels from this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out 50 Years of Comic Book Fandom which had CBG Senior Editor (and fandom pioneer) Maggie Thompson on the panel, along with other notables. (Brent Frankenhoff)

DC is holding a special 99¢ sale on 101 digital issues of its Superman titles this weekend. Check it out via the DC app on your mobile device. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The Sandman’s first line in comics was, “I didn’t expect a welcoming committee, but, since you asked …” He said them in Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Jul 63).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Won’t anybody ask who I am? … No …?” (He actually says more than that, but his next line contains his name, so we’ll stop there.)

Born Today

Tom Ziuko (1955), comics colorist

Chris Sprouse (1966), comics artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Selby Kelly (1917), comics writer and artist

Jim Mooney (1919), comics artist

Donna Barr (1952), comics writer and artist

Rob Davis (1954), comics artist

Robin Ator (1954), comics writer and artist

Bret Blevins (1960), comics artist and animator

Shannon Wheeler (1966), comics writer and artist

Today’s Flashbacks

45 yrs Jul 30, 1966 Artist Chris Sprouse is born. He co-creates Tom Strong with Alan Moore for America’s Best Comics.



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.

Comics-Related Media

• The Lex Barker-starring Tarzan films continue at noon E.T. on Turner Classic Movies with Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953).

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