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February 23, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from February 16 to February 22, 2013:

1. John Jackson Miller estimates that comics sales may have reached 1994 levels with a $700M+ figure.

2. Dragon*Con officials respond to a call for a boycott based on the fact that Ed Kramer, facing multiple criminal charges related to improper conduct with teens, still receives a large check as a co-founder of the show and has used that money to negotiate his legal morass.

3. There was a bit more Orson Scott Card writing Superman for DC Comics fallout as a few more stores have declared they won't be carrying the product and various other bits of forward motion.

Winners Of The Week
Your Reuben Nominees

Losers Of The Week
People for whom another show, even one that sounds as good at Autoptic, is just too many shows -- because, you know, Jaime Hernandez.

Quote Of The Week
"He talked me through how weather travel along preset electromagnetic pathways around the Earth but the violent storms can alter those pathways. And how electromagnetic pulses generated by one extreme weather event happening in one place will subtly shift the magnetic compass so that similar events will occur there again and again. Which is why the East Coast has been suffering of late. He emphasized it was a vague theory and he couldn't say for sure, but it was a good start." -- A Profile Of Neal Adams


today's cover is from the all-time series Classics Illustrated

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