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July 30, 2011

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from July 23 to July 29, 2011:

1. Marvel's summary judgment against the family of legendary, late artist Jack Kirby granted; summary judgment motion from the Kirby family dismissed.

2. Comic-Con International 2011 concludes in San Diego Sunday evening with major stories including resurgence in pride concerning comics publishing's place at the show, a surge in digital comics initiatives and the establishment of the first major comics-related off-site event.

3. Comic-Con admits to some uncertainty as to when and particularly where WonderCon 2012 will take place, as traditional site the Moscone Center will be closed for renovations.

Winners Of The Week
Your 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners.

Loser Of The Week
Fans of Oh, Brother!, the classy Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens newspaper strip aimed at kids. It ceased production this week never quite having caught on.

Quote Of The Week
"People from New York have been calling, to see if I'm still alive. When I answer the phone, you can hear the disappointment in their voice." -- Maurice Sendak


today's cover is from the great comic book series Four-Color

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