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March 24, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 17 to March 23, 2012:

1. A mini-brouhaha over a new Corto Maltese book indicates a paradigm shift in that market has already taken place, from "thank God we're getting this material" to "God help those that don't do right by this material."

2. The final tally of newspapers dropping a run of abortion-themed Doonesburys from publication reaches 60. Just as important: no papers dropped Doonesbury altogether over this.

3. Ali Ferzat makes a public appearance in London in support of Syrian culture; is profiled by a few wire services and gets general points for his vow to return to his beleaguered homeland.

Winner Of The Week
Mark Waid, for being the first in his specific constellation of comics-makers to make a commitment to digital-first comics work.

Losers Of The Week
Those sixty newspapers. I mean, come on. It's Garry Trudeau; he makes comics about subjects like that one.

Quote Of The Week
"I told you to shut your big yap, sissy!" -- Butt Riley


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