Wednesday, October 12, 2011
• According to The Detroit Free Press, after approximately 14 hours of deliberation, a Michigan jury has found former comics retailer Michael George guilty again in the 1990 murder of his wife, Barbara, at the couple’s comic-book store. The jury found George guilty on charges of first-degree murder, felony firearm, insurance fraud and false pretenses. George’s previous conviction, handed down in 2008, was overturned by that trial’s judge due to new evidence surfacing after the conviction, necessitating this second trial, which lasted approximately one month. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• DC has acquired the license for Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and will release a group of graphic novels through its Vertigo imprint beginning with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2012, followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire in 2013, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest in 2014. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• We’ve been telling you about it in print and online and copies are now available of Comics Buyer’s Guide Presents: 100 Sexiest Women in Comics. (Brent Frankenhoff)
• Tomorrow marks the start of New York Comic Con. Are you attending? (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Archie Andrews’ first line in comics was, “Just a matter of skill, that’s all!” He said it in Pep Comics #22 (Dec 41).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first lines in comics were, “It’s about time the folks of this town met The XX XX! Ha ha … On a hot day like this a little rain feels good! And when I feel like a little rain – I make it rain!”?
Roger Armstrong (1917), comics artist
Pat Brady (1947), cartoonist
Dan Abnett (1965), comics writer
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Larry Lieber (1931), comics writer and artist
Steve Collins (1954), cartoonist
Pierangelo Boog (1957), comics artist
John Morelli (1962), comics letterer
Glynis Oliver (1949), comics colorist
Comics in Your Future
Shipping This Week: What’s on your shopping list?
Shipping Next Week: What are you anticipating?
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Oct 13-16 New York: New York. New York Comic Con.
Oct 15 Minnesota: St. Paul. MCBA Fall-Con.
Oct 15 Virginia: Salem. Roanoke Valley Comicon.
Oct 16 California: Claremont. Comic Book & Collectibles Show.
Oct 16 Ohio: Cleveland. Comic & Nostalgia Show.
Do you have a show coming up? Let us know! You can e-mail the information to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question of the Week
What’s your favorite animated series and why?
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.