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January 4, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from December 28, 2013 to January 3, 2014:

1. The long-expected announcement -- since Disney acquired both -- that the Star Wars license would migrate from Dark Horse to Marvel is made.

2. Steve Wacker ends a long and fruitful stint in the NY editorial office at Marvel and heads west. Good luck to him.

3. A Jim Starlin Thanos-related book is announced at Marvel, interesting in that Starlin potentially had a case to go after some sort of settlement related to rights on that character had he wished to... and if he didn't quietly in some way already.

Winner Of The Week

Losers Of The Week
Super hardcore comics-reading Star Wars fans -- I'm not being mean, either, I thought Dark Horse did a swell job of hitting the taste centers of a really devoted fan and that's a totally legitimate strategy with a property like that. I can't imagine that Marvel will pursue the same kind of books, but you never know.

Quote Of The Week
"Are you a life long learner? Do you like comic books? Do you think it would be interesting to discuss social issues using comic books as a lens? Are you an educator looking for different methods to present your material? If so, this course is for you!" -- from the pitch for Christina Blanch's new on-line comics course


today's cover is Marvel Comics from the year 1964

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