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January 18, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from January 11 to January 17, 2014:

1. Gary Arlington died. Arlington was a key figure in underground comix and in comics retail.

2. Something called a "media regulator" targeted a cartoonist in Ecuador for interpretive details of a comic made about a political ally to that country's president.

3. Awards and festival season 2014 begins in earnest.

Winner Of The Week
Theo Ellsworth

Losers Of The Week
People that always read the worst into any action taken by a comics entity.

Quote Of The Week
"We're finding that a larger and larger percentage of our user base -- our new user base -- is people who are buying comics for the very first time with us." -- David Steinberger


today's cover is from Marvel Comics during the year 1964

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