Sunday, May 29, 2011
• There’s less than three days left to vote in this year’s CBG Fan Awards. Have you picked your favorites of 2010 yet? The deadline is this Tuesday, May 31. A special thanks to creators encouraging their fans to get the vote out. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Have you checked out our Memorial Day ‘Weekend sale at Shop.Collect.com? The official online bookstore of CBG is offering an additional 20% off through tomorrow, May 30 by using promo code MEMORIAL2011 at checkout. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The first words said in comics by Woozie Winks were, “Ho hum!” He said them in Police Comics #13 (Nov 42).
Whose first lines in comics were, “We heard your summons! Use these objects to escape, Luthor! We’ll soon join you in your own time!”?
Jim Salicrup, comics editor and writer
Larry Marder (1951), comics writer, artist, editor, and publisher
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Len Wein, comics writer and editor
Dave Berg (1920), comics artist and writer
George Olshevsky (1946), comics historian
Scott Roberts (1956), comics writer and artist
60 yrs May 29, 1951 Writer-cartoonist-comics businessman and Beanworld creator Larry Marder is born.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
May 27-29 Florida: Kissimmee. The Florida Anime Experience.
May 27-29 Texas: Houston. Comicpalooza.
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 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
Which of this summer’s comics-related movies are you looking forward 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 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.
• It’s not really about Hasbro’s action figures, but Turner Classic Movies has The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) at 8 p.m. E.T. as part of its Memorial Day war movie marathon. (It’s really about World War II war correspondent Ernie Pyle and stars Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum.)