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May 24, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from May 17 to May 23, 2014:

1. Iconic DC Comics sales department figure and friend of DM comics shops Bob Wayne apparently won't be making the trip to Burbank when DC moves there, which will bring to an end as influential a career as any non-creative has enjoyed going back 25 years.

2. Derf Backderf starts the phase of his cartooning career that doesn't involve his nearly quarter-century running alt-weekly strip, The City. He actually announced the shut-down of the feature last week.

3. picks up on a piece citing the initial print run of Raina Telgemeier's August 2014 book, Sisters: 200K. That's as thriving a category as exists for comics right now, and Telgemeier a convention-headlining star.

Winner Of The Week
Raina Telgemeier

Losers Of The Week

Quote Of The Week
"Cleveland has produced some comix greats, but very few of us stick around, so to have a strip about Cleveland was an unusual thing for the locals. The Plain Dealer had a geezer political cartoonist who'd been somnambulant since 1968 or so. Harvey Pekar was around, but that was a comic book, and we all know the crazy hang-ups Americans have about a genre they view as lowbrow. The City was a newspaper strip. It could be read without shame. In public even! That's my theory anyways." -- Derf Backderf


image from a Marvel comic book, 1964

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