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May 3, 2014


CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 26 to May 2, 2014:

1. The editor, writer and artist Al Feldstein passed away. Feldstein was a key figure within EC Comics and the editor at Mad during its extensive period of greatest success. We are down to a handful of living cartoonists and creative figures from EC.

2. The drive to punish two universities in South Carolina for assigning books to students hit a welcome wall. One of the books involved is the Alison Bechdel graphic memoir Fun Home.

3. Reaction to comiXology bailing out on a certain kind of download that requires they pay Apple a bunch of money and afford them some control over access to content drives significant reaction.

Winner Of The Week
Lisa Hanawalt. She announced a book, too.

Losers Of The Week
The folks at Jonah Weiland's CBR boards so deeply up the ass of their own self-interest and entitlement they cast Jonah Weiland's decision to kill and then revive his message boards so they won't be a platform of harassment as some sort of punishment rather than as a necessary step or at least Weiland's attempt to do a good thing.

Quote Of The Week
"For those of you who were there only to be disruptive, abusive and ugly: Go away." -- Jonah Weiland

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image from a Marvel comic book, 1964

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