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January 3, 2014


100 Comics Positives For 2013: Ted Adams' Smile

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I never even saw IDW head honcho Ted Adams at San Diego this year, but I heard about 30 stories about how happy he was via multiple sightings over the course of Comic-Con weekend, how overwhelmingly positive about the general direction of IDW he seemed to be. That company's most significant move may have been to reignite the entertainment initiative that was -- according to my understanding -- part of the publisher's mission from the very beginning. But for comics fans, what's been great about IDW in recent history is how Adams' managerial style lets editors shape their own product lines. Two of those lines are near and dear to my heart: the Library Of American Comics books arranged by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell; the Artists' Edition books arranged by Scott Dunbier, both of which had excellent years. There are also stand-alone works sprinkled throughout the line of specific interest to me, such as the latest Darwyn Cooke Parker, which dropped in December a couple of week after some impatient critics had released their best-ofs for 2013.
 
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