Today’s Comics Guide: September 26, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011


PC Magazine has chosen what it considers the top comic-book apps. What are yours? (Brent Frankenhoff)

• Speaking of comic-book apps, don’t forget to check out our offerings at Comics+, including 1000 Comic Books You Must Read. More goodies are in the process of being adapted for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone right now and we’ll let you know when they’re available. (Brent Frankenhoff)

Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer

Brainiac’s first line in comics was, “You’re only wearing yourself out, ‘Punyman’!” He said it on the splash page of “The Super-Duel in Space” in Action Comics #242 (Jul 58).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “This seems to be a likely place!”?

Born Today

Dawn Geiger, comics letterer

Louise Simonson (1946), comics writer and editor

Gabriel Morrissette (1959)¸comics artist

Tom Veitch (1961), comics writer

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Linda Grant, comics writer

Paul Nagy (1959), comics letterer

Douglas W. Dlin (1967), comics editor

Today’s Flashbacks

65 yrs Sep 26, 1946 Writer-editor Louise Simonson is born. Her career includes editing for Warren and Marvel, and her writing includes Power Pack and Red Sonja.

50 yrs Sep 26, 1961 Writer Tom Veitch is born. He writes for underground comix, especially with Greg Irons and writes Star Wars comics for Dark Horse.

45 yrs Sep 26, 1966 Gus Edson, who took over The Gumps at the death of Sidney Smith and co-created Dondi, dies of heart failure at age 65.


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

Oct 1 North Carolina: Hickory. Toy, Hobby, Sportscard & NASCAR Show.

Oct 1 Tennessee: Paris. Sports Collectibles & Comic Book Show

Oct. 1-2 California: San Francisco. Alternative Press Expo (APE).

Oct 1-2 Connecticut: Norwalk. Webcomics Con.

Oct 1-2 Tennessee: Nashville. Comic & Horror Fest.

Oct 2 New Jersey: Wayne. Comic, Toy & Collectible Show.

Oct 2 Virginia: Dunn Loring. Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture 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

Which of DC’s new series will you continue to follow?

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

• Fox premieres Terra Nova at 8 p.m. E.T.

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One Response to Today’s Comics Guide: September 26, 2011

  1. I am a happy man. Sugar and Spike Archives has arrived. Do I have the will power to spread out my enjoyment of these stories a few at a time?

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