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August 12, 2006

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from August 5 to August 11, 2006:

1. Cartoon Fallout in the Middle East: Israel army's secret cartooning corp; cartoon blog receives group support; ADL decrys anti-Semitic cartoons throughout region.

2. Civil War drives fine quarter for Marvel's comics publishing arm; entire company performs ahead of estimates as larger corporation makes shifts in licensing and in filmmaking.

3. Traditional comics convention season ends with Wizard World: Chicago with realization the real convention season is 11 months long now. Wizard reports figures that even with a generous counting strategy make a lot of people on the floor this year and years past doubt their veracity.

Winner of the Week
Writer Jeff Parker, whose Agents of Atlas may not break break sales records but the reviews for which should put him on the map as a mainstream comics writer to watch.

Loser of the Week
Wizard's convention arm.

Quote of the Week
"I'll leave my family out of that one." -- Fun Home's Alison Bechdel on her next book.

Gomez Addams has the right idea
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