August 31, 2013
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from August 24 to August 30, 2013:
1. A trial date was set for former prominent fan presence and convention organizer Ed Kramer
, after a dozen-plus years of legal delays.
2. First inaugural 9th Art Prize goes to The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
3. Big week for comics anniversaries: Walt Kelly would have been 100
, Robert Crumb turned 70
, and Jack Kirby would have been 96
. There was actually enough oomph behind the Kirby birthday this year for me to think that this could become a yearly thing.
Winner Of The Week
Losers Of The Week
Every other panel this year
. Oh, I'm kidding, but still: that should be something.
Quote Of The Week
"He was different from almost all the men who followed him on the comics he began. They were interested in producing a good, well-drawn issue of that book... and some, of course, succeeded very well. Jack was first and foremost interested in producing something that would take comics to some new plateau, creating new opportunities and new possibilities. He was also more interested than anyone else who ever worked in comics in creating work that would generate new revenue for his publisher. He had a steadfast, if foolhardy at times, belief that if he made his publishers and collaborators wealthier, some of that wealth would trickle down to him. That, sadly, almost never happened. In fact, it sometimes seemed to work in reverse: The more he made them, the less they seemed inclined to share." -- Mark Evanier
today's cover is from the all-time series
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