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December 8, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from December 1 to December 7, 2012:

1. Karen Berger announces she'll be leaving Vertigo and DC in March 2013 for other opportunities.

2. Awards season continues, including the awesome circumstance of a prize committee meeting and giving their award to a cartoon published three days earlier.

3. UK kids comic stalwart The Dandy celebrates its 75th anniversary by publishing the last edition of its print iteration and moving over to digital.

Winner Of The Week
Matt Fraction

Loser Of The Week
Newspaper Advertising Revenue

Quote Of The Week
"There really was nothing much else to love about it but the idea. I have hundreds of Bazooka Joe strips in a binder in my library. I'm never going to reread those. There is nothing to re-read. They exist as an object. An artifact of an idea. So, I guess I am sorry that this charming old fashioned idea is passing out of the charmless world we live in today. But as I said, they'd already wrung most of the flavour out of this thing 20 years ago (much like well-chewed gum) so I'm not crying about it either. Thank God Jack Chick is still passing out his classic-cartoon-styled hate literature on city benches. There's so little of these ephemeral kind of oddities left in the world. One less now." -- Seth, on the departure of comics from Bazooka Joe bubblegum.


today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s

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