Today’s Comics Guide: October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011


• Earlier this week, we told you about the theater restoration project that Peter David’s daughter, Shana, has taken on. Today’s the last day to donate to the cause to help her and her husband realize their dream. They only have until 5 p.m. ET to raise the rest of the pledges. (Brent Frankenhoff)

• CNN’s Geekout Blog had an interview with Mark Hamill on Thursday. Hamill is one of the many guests at next weekend’s New York Comic Con. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Scud the Disposable Assassin’s first line in comics was, “So … who’s the job?” He said it in (duh!) Scud the Disposable Assassin #1 (1996).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Can I give you a hand up, son?”

Born Today

Howard Chaykin (1950), comics writer and artist

Marvin Perry Mann (1953), comics inker

Rod Underhill (1953), comics artist

Phil Yeh (1954), comics writer and artist

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Pat Bastienne, comics editor

Tom Morgan, comics artist

John Dennis (1950)¸ comics artist

Paul Levitz (1956), comics writer and publisher

Jeff Albrecht (1957), comics inker

Bob Keenan (1957), comics publisher

Michael Dooney (1959), comics artist

Stuart Kerr (1960), comics writer

Today’s Flashbacks

40 yrs Oct 7, 1971 Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks opens, though it doesn’t go into general release until Dec. 13. The film combines live-action with animation.


10 yrs Oct 7, 2001 The Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, aka “Herblock,” dies of pneumonia at age 91.


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

Oct 8 Indiana: Kokomo. Kokomo-Con 2011.

Oct 8-9 New Jersey: Cherry Hill. Garden State Comic Con.

Oct 13-16 New York: New York. New York Comic Con.

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

Question of the Week

What’s the longest-delayed comic book on your wish 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 thoughts, 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 Friday and that means another Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast is available at NPR’s Monkey See blog!

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: October 7, 2011

  1. If you’re going to the New York Comic Con…

    I’ll be signing the Grim Ghost and other things I’ve written at the Atlas Comics booth (659).

    My official signing times are:

    Friday (Noon)

    Saturday (11 AM)

    Sunday (2 PM)

    Hope to see you there or elsewhere at the con.


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