Today’s Comics Guide: May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


• It’s the last day to vote in this year’s CBG Fan Awards. Have you picked your favorites of 2010 yet? The deadline is midnight tonight. A special thanks to creators encouraging their fans to get the vote out. And, remember, every vote counts. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

The first words said in comics by Li’l Abner were, “Accordin’ to the sun, it hain’t supper time – but the way mah stummick feels it must be!” He said them in his first strip Aug. 13, 1934.

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “The little lady has a name, Flash!”?

Born Today

Andy Yanchus (1944), comics colorist and letterer

David Anthony Kraft (1952), comics writer and publisher

Glenn Boyd (1960), comics writer and artist

Dean E. Haspiel (1967), comics writer and artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Sam Grainger, comics artist

Paul Kupperberg (1955), comics writer and editor

Bill Webb (1957), comics artist

Mark Heike (1958), comics writer and artist

Den Beauvais (1962), comics writer and artist

Mike Bannon (1963), comics writer and artist

Zolastraya (1965), comics writer and artist


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

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.

Bonus: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we gave readers an extra day to answer last week’s question. We’ll announce a winner later today. In the meantime, check out our fresh question above.

Update: We have a winner! Megaman327 had the best answer to last week’s question of the week. Check it out. As noted above, Megaman will receive a glossy wraparound cover from CBG #1000. Congratulations!

Comics-Related Media

• “Monster Talent,” the fourth episode of The Looney Tunes Show airs on Cartoon Network at 8 p.m. E.T.

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2 Responses to Today’s Comics Guide: May 31, 2011

  1. jamesrosson says:

    Answer to today’s question: Liz Allen

  2. Brent Frankenhoff says:

    Close, James, but no cigar.

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