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November 2, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from October 26 to November 1, 2013:

1. DC Comics announces that it will be moving the rest of its comics-publishing operations to its offices in Burbank. Upon its closure, DC will have been in New York City for almost 80 years, and is an iconic business for that city.

2. A high court in Malaysia dismisses an appeal from the cartoonist Zunar of his 2010 arrest on the eve of a release of a politically-informed book of cartoons, despite also upholding a lower court's decision that the seizure of the books was illegal.

3. Bakune Young creator Toyokazu Matsunaga arrested on suspicion of issuing a threat to a politician last summer.

Winner Of The Week
Greater Los Angeles as a comics town.

Loser Of The Week
Apple. The only thing potentially worse than a regressive policy concerning content is an ill-defined policy concerning content that can wildly fluctuate in a way that has an effect on the availability of work.

Quote Of The Week
"To me, comics are New York City and New York City is comics. We all know that the first character to put his underwear on over his pants was created in Cleveland, but it was New York City that gave him his start. It was New York City that provided the spotlight and it was here that he and all those that followed in his footsteps became famous. So to see a piece of that publishing tradition shift to the West coast saddens me, because it's the end of an era and yes, while I've always loved to tweak our crosstown pals, New York City will admittedly be a little diminished by DC's absence." -- Joe Quesada


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

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