Friday, June 3, 2011
• X-Men: First Class opens today. Are you going? Let us know what you think of the film in our “Leave a Reply” area below. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Following its Preview Night last night, Heroes Con is underway today through Sunday. Are you attending Shelton Drum’s show? Tell us about it. And, if you see CBG reviewer Chris Galvan there, tell him hi! (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Someone must have really wanted their comics in Layton, Utah, as a car drove into comics store Heebeegeebeez May 31. Guess they didn’t know that it wasn’t new comics day until Wednesday. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words The Mole Man said in comics were, “So, you have recovered, have you!! It’s about time!!” They were said in Fantastic Four #1 (Nov 61).
Whose first line in comics was “I trust you’ve made sure it’s not in a draft!”?
Tom Gill (1913), comics artist
Bob LeRose (1921), comics colorist
Gavin Wilson (1965), photo cover artist
Ken Mennell Jr. (1972), comics newsletter contributor
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bob “Chance” Browne (1948), comics artist
Dana J. Summers (1950), comics artist
Hilary Barta (1957), comics writer and artist
Jim Somerville (1961), comics artist
Richard Maurizio (1962), comics writer and artist
90 yrs Jun 3, 1921 Colorist Bob LeRose is born.
20 yrs Jun 3, 1991 Marvel and DC inker Vincent Colletta dies of stomach cancer at age 67.
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.
Jun 10-12 North Carolina: Durham. Sports Card & Collectors Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.