October 19, 2013
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from October 12 to October 18, 2013:
1. Reaction to harassment incidents at NYCC are severe, immediate and relentless
, signaling a new era in convention-going that places a premium on not facilitating or enabling any sort of creepy behavior at all.
2. NYCC hits San Diego-level attendance numbers
at what seems to be a largely successful show. It seems as if they've landed on a very mainstream-comics heavy and successful formula, using the energy and star power of genre TV, cosplay and superhero movies but keeping enough attention on comics folk to satisfy those in attendance. New York was far from a slam dunk a decade ago, and scared off organizers for years.
3. Still no confirmation
on CRNI report that cartoonist Akram Raslan was murdered. It may never happen.
Winner Of The Week
, reaching out to a fan with an anti-suicide missive that's not only very kind but contains a compelling idea: that curiosity may be enough to keep us wanting to make it to the next day.
Losers Of The Week
Quote Of The Week
"Now, today, tonight, whenever -- get to a phone and find a doctor that can try to help you heal, that can try to re-colorize your world again, that can help you start caring again. All you need is that one tiny thing, that speck, that little grain of sand. the World Series, Avengers 2
, Tina Fey's new show, the first issue of Pretty Deadly
, some slice of the world you've never seen, some drink you love, who the fuck will love your dog like you do if you're gone, what if jabrams kills
it on the new Star Wars
, the hell are you doing for Halloween, you ever feed a dolphin with your bare hand? because i have and I am fucking telling you it is a thing to experience
and oh god what fucking font will Starbucks use on the Christmas drink sleeves this year
-- i don't care what or how dumb but i promise you somewhere in your life is that one fleck of dust that can help start you on the road back. That's all it takes. One fucking mote, drifting through your head." -- Fraction
today's cover is from the all-time series
posted 10:00 am PST
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