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May 17, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from May 10 to May 16, 2014:

1. TCAF concludes in Toronto, having pursued it most ambitious year yet -- including multiple satellite events and Friday programming.

2. A Spider-Man relaunch hitting 500K in a sea of titles performing at modest levels when the collectible inducement is reduced reveals some of the peculiarities of the current Direct Market.

3. The John Campbell abandoned kickstarter story may be winding its way to a calmer resolution than originally feared, thanks in part to members of that community stepping forward to help out.

Winner Of The Week
John Porcellino

Losers Of The Week
Those comics that may lose out on some of the respect they've earned long-term because of a distrust of critical sorting and a veneration of nostalgic favor, which comes in generational waves. I don't know, it seemed a pretty positive week, so I'll just be grumpy and say that one.

Quote Of The Week
"Today I'm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, standing behind my table at the Appleseed Con, an appropriate place to be all these years later, I think. There are few things I love more than comics, and it's been a privilege to be a part of this world. Thanks!" -- John Porcellino


image from a Marvel comic book, 1964

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