Legal | A Michigan judge on Monday denied a defense motion to dismiss the murder case against former retailer and convention organizer Michael George, who will now stand trial a second time in the 1990 shooting death of his first wife Barbara. His trial is set to begin Sept. 7. George, 51, was convicted in 2008 of killing his wife in their Clinton Township comic book store. However, later that year Macomb County Circuit Judge James M. Biernat set aside the conviction based on claims of prosecutorial misconduct and the emergence of new evidence that might have resulted in a different verdict. [The Detroit News]
Comic strips | On Sept. 11, the Sunday comics pages will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as 93 strips from six syndicates participate in “Cartoonists Remember 9/11.” After publication, the strips will be collected at CartoonistsRemember911.com. [USA Today]
Education | Updating Monday’s report about rising waters in White River Junction, Vermont, imperiling The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Schulz Library, Director James Sturm says that while the building was seriously damaged, thanks to the efforts of students, staff and alumni, not a single book was lost. Cartoonist Jen Vaughn, meanwhile, details the rescue, with accompanying photos. [The Comics Reporter, The Beat]
Comics | Johanna Draper Carlson and K.C. Carlson assemble “12 Horrible Superhero Stories for Women,” from the debut of Supergirl in Action Comics #252 to the rape of Sue Dibney in Identity Crisis. [Comics Worth Reading]
Digital | Graphicly has added 15 graphic novels, including The Dapper Men, Atomic Robo and Irredeemable, to the selection of comics it makes available via the Nook. [Graphicly blog]
Creators | Abhay Khosla talks at length with writer Mark Sable. [Savage Critics]
Creators | Writer Kieron Gillen catches everyone up on the state of Marvel’s X-books. [Hero Complex]
Creators | Writer Kurtis Wiebe discusses his Image Comics horror series Green Wake. [The Weekly Crisis]
Review | Cyriaque Lamar praises Kagan McLeod’s Infinite Kung Fu: “It’s all bonkers, but within its tapestry of fists and forbidden arts is an immensely readable fantasy tale.” [io9]
Gags | This anecdote about Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson isn’t true, which is just as well. If it was, I would be weeping, wailing, and gnashing my teeth. [The Onion]
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