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March 15, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 8 to March 14, 2014:

1. Djamel was acquitted by an Algerian court over unpublished cartoons that were so completely within the boundaries of truth-telling newspapers ought to consider hiring the cartoonist as their resident psychic.

2. Mattel wins summary judgment over Donald Glut over Masters Of The Universe property. At issue were comics created in conjunction with the property's launch.

3. Dave Sim starts a Patreon campaign in support of his Death Of Alex Raymond book, the second time the self-publishing pioneer has embraced an on-line crowd-funding mechanism.

Winner Of The Week

Losers Of The Week
The people at his own newspaper that turned Ghanem in. What an odd thing to do to one of your own people.

Quote Of The Week
"It is hard enough just being alive, just living and trying to be a decent person without being overwhelmed by shame and guilt and the demands of the world; the last thing we need is someone who got a few extra pulls of the handle at the cosmic slot machine telling us we’re doing it all wrong. If there is something we should aspire to, it certainly cannot be a position from which we look upon ordinary people, people no less miraculous but perhaps just a little less lucky than ourselves, as a lesser form of life." -- Leonard Pierce


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

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