Saturday, September 17, 2011
• Testimony continued Friday in the Michael George murder trial with detective Donald Steckman continuing his testimony from the day before, in which he implied that if he had known of the phone call placed by Michael Renaud to the store the evening of the murder less than an hour before Barbara George was shot, a call answered by Michael George, charges would have been filed against Michael George at the time. Steckman did not learn of the call until 2007, when police reopened the case.
Also on Friday, Judge Chrzanowski denied another motion by the defense to dismiss the charges against George in light of the defense not receiving a pair of police reports that identified another potential suspect in the case. She ordered Clinton Township police to investigate two men, one a fellow comics shop owner from Troy, Michigan. That man was angry at George at the time of the murder for George’s refusal to testify in a case against one of the Troy shop’s employees who alledgedly tried to sell stolen comics to George. (Brent Frankenhoff)
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Hugo Strange’s first line in comics was, “You cowardly fool, you should have shot him down, too!” He said it in Detective Comics #36 (Feb 40).
Today’s Panel Quiz
Whose first line in comics was “Where? … am … I? … Oh, no … I’ve gotta be dreaming this!”?
Danny Fingeroth, comics writer and editor
Jeff MacNelly (1947), cartoonist
Roger Stern (1950), comics writer
Don Martinec (1958), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Bill Spicer (1937), comics letterer and fanzine publisher
Richard Corben (1940), comics writer and artist
David Dorman (1958), comics artist
Don Daley (1958), comics editor
William Byrne (1962), comics writer and artist
Ande Parks (1964), comics artist, inker, and writer
60 yrs Sep 17, 1951 Cassandra Peterson is born. As “Elvira,” she has her own comics series from Claypool, which followed from her hosting duties of DC’s House of Mystery.
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.
Sep 24 Massachusetts: Boston. MICE.
Sep 24-25 Michigan: Detroit. Detroit FanFaire.
Sep 24-25 North Carolina: Raleigh. Toy-Hobby & Sportscard Show.
Sep 24 Washington: Seattle. Jet City Comic 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
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.
• Turner Classic Movies has Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) at noon E.T. If you read this early enough in the day, you can also check out one of the funniest Laurel & Hardy films, Tit for Tat (1935) and the duo’s only sequel (to Them Thar Hills), at 9:30 a.m. E.T.