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April 20, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 13 to April 19, 2013:

1. The Egyptian cartoonist Magdy L Shafee was reportedly arrested in Cairo with several other demonstrators.

2. Eisner Award nominations came out this week, along with some complaints about the potential for bias on the part of judge Frank Santoro, who when Before Watchmen came out had spoken out strongly against the creators involved.

3. The 75th anniversary of Action Comics #1 was celebrated. That comic featured the industry-changing work of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster on their Superman character.

Winner Of The Week
Robert Downey Jr., apparently.

Loser Of The Week
Hopefully, the idea that companies that work in the creative arts have no choice in the policies they pursue.

Quote Of The Week
"I definitely had strong feelings about Before Watchmen when it was announced. However, once I became an Eisner judge, I took my responsibility seriously, set my feelings aside, and considered the books that were submitted -- as did all the other judges." -- Frank Santoro


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

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