Today’s Comics Guide: June 2, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Noted

• So, what do you think of DC’s planned relaunch? Let us know below. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The first words Jesse Custer said in comics were, ” Texas is as good a place as any.” They were said in Preacher #1 (Apr 95).


Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “So, you have recovered, have you!! It’s about time!!”?

Born Today

Barry Grossman (1948), comics colorist

Michael E. Uslan (1951), comics writer and movie producer

Dwight Jon Zimmerman (1953), comics writer

Scott Rosema (1958), comics writer and artist

Joe Gentile (1963), comics artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Frank Thorne (1930), comics writer and artist

Gary Thomas Washington (1963), comics artist

Myke Maldonado (1964), comics artist

Arnold Pander (1967), comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

60 yrs Jun 2, 1951 Michael E. Uslan is born. He’s a comics collector, writer, and a key producer of modern Batman films and several other DC-connected films as well as other film and TV projects.

Events

Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.

Jun 3-5 North Carolina: Charlotte. HeroesCon.

Jun 3-5 Virginia: Virginia Beach. Sports Card & Collectors Show.

Jun 4-5 North Carolina: Greensboro. Triad Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.

Jun 5 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Pop Culture Show.

Jun 5 Illinois: Carol Stream. Show.

Jun 5 Maryland: Laurel. Comic Con.

Jun 5 Missouri: St. Louis. Comic Book Show.

Jun 5 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible 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 to brent.frankenhoff@fwmedia.com.

Question of the Week

What comics are on your summer reading list?

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 plans, share your memories, 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

• It’s the first of June’s giant monster movie nights on Turner Classic Movies, starting at 8 p.m. E.T. with one of the best-known, Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956). At 9:45 p.m., it’s Rodan (1957), followed by Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) at 11:15. At 1 a.m., Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1970) airs, followed by Dinosaurus! (1960) at 2:45 a.m. and the night wraps up with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite, The Valley of Gwangi (1969) at 4:15 a.m.

• If giant monsters aren’t your thing, check out the slapstick-filled The Great Race (1965) at 7:45 a.m. Friday morning on TCM, part of the cable channel’s Tony Curtis-themed day.

• Even though X-Men: First Class doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, many theaters have special midnight screenings scheduled. Check your local venues for more information.

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