Today’s Comics Guide: May 30, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011


• Our Memorial Day Weekend sale at ends today. The official online bookstore of CBG is offering an additional 20% off by using promo code MEMORIAL2011 at checkout. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• There’s less than two days left to vote in this year’s CBG Fan Awards. Have you picked your favorites of 2010 yet? The deadline is tomorrow, May 31. A special thanks to creators encouraging their fans to get the vote out. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The first words said (well, telepathed) in comics by Saturn Queen were, “We heard your summons! Use these objects to escape, Luthor! We’ll soon join you in your own time!” She said, er, thought them in Superman #147 (Aug 61).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Accordin’ to the sun, it hain’t supper time – but the way mah stummick feels it must be!”?

Born Today

Mort Meskin (1916), comics artist

Mike W. Barr (1952), comics writer

Peter Quinones (1957), comics writer

Kevin Eastman (1962), comics writer and artist (co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Jon D’Agostino (1929), comics artist

Frank Cirocco (1956), comics artist

Today’s Flashbacks

95 yrs May 30, 1916 Golden and Silver Age artist Mort Meskin is born in Brooklyn.


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 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

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.

Bonus: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we’re giving you an extra day to answer this week’s question. We’ll announce a winner tomorrow and put up a fresh question.

Comics-Related Media

Turner Classic Movies wraps up its Memorial Day marathon with a few more war movies, including the Clint Eastwood caper film Kelly’s Heroes (1970) at 12:15 p.m. E.T.

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