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July 6, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from June 29 to July 5, 2013:

1. Cartoonist Mohammed Saba'neh released from prison where he was held about half-year on charges that were never 100 percent clear, or at least weren't all the time.

2. Image Comics announces an ambitious DRM-free digital comics plan and a slew of books at a Tuesday Expo carrying their name.

3. Kitchen Sink Books becomes an imprint at Dark Horse.

Winners Of The Week
Best American Comics 2013 contributors. That doesn't make those not selected losers, and it doesn't make the BAC series the end-all and be-all of what's of value in any given year, but I have to assume that's nice.

Loser Of The Week

Quote Of The Week
"Now I can probably find what I'm looking for online or in other cities' good bookstores when I travel. So for me, the closing of Domy is a sad event. But for Houston, it's a tragedy. It removes the one place in Houston where someone can stumble across a copy of Nobrow serendipitously. Maybe the days of finding something obscure in a bookstore or record store or wherever is an archaic experience, obviated by the coming of the internet. But I don't believe it. Until you see a copy of Nobrow and flip through it, how will you know this might appeal to you? In other words, finding these kinds of things by accident in a funky old store off the beaten track can expand your mind. Especially if you're young." -- Robert Boyd


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

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