Tuesday, September 13, 2011
• During SPX, it was learned that Sparkplug Books Publisher Dylan Williams had died after a battle with cancer. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Peter David’s daughter, Shana, and her husband are attempting to refurbish a movie theater in Jacksonville, Fla., but need to raise the funds by Sept. 22. Peter has offered a piece of original art from one of his comics stories to anyone who donates $500 or more. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
The Pied Piper’s first line in comics was, “Ah! Here comes my newly formed gang – under the spell of my super-sonic flute!” He said it in The Flash #106 (May 59).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first line in comics was “Well, why not for my very bestest boy friend — hurry pu, you poor dears, we’re all starved.”?
Mike Grell (1947), comics writer and artist
Lynn Cohen (1955), comics editor
Gary Kwapisz (1961), comics artist
Don Addis (1935), editorial cartoonist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Jim Sinclair, comics inker
Bob Sharen, comics colorist
Jack Katz (1927), comics artist
Jim Shooter (1951), comics writer, editor, and publisher
Randy Emberlin (1955), comics artist
50 yrs Sep 13, 1961 Artist Gary Kwapisz is born.
25 yrs Sep 13, 1986 The CBS live-action-with-animation Saturday morning series Pee-Wee’s Playhouse begins.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Sep 16-17 Illinois: Carol Stream. Comics show.
Sep 17 Florida: Greenacres. PalmCon.
Sep 17 Iowa: Altoona. Comic Book I-Con.
Sep 17 North Carolina: Hickory. Hickory Con.
Sep 17 Ohio: Akron. Pop Culture Con and Vinyl Asylum.
Sep 18 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
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Question of the Week
Which of DC’s new first issues have you picked up?
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.