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December 14, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from December 7 to December 13, 2013:

1. A significant number of comics people and entities are pressing for needed, necessary funds as Christmas roars into view.

2. Editorial cartoonists mark the passing of a significant world leader, Nelson Mandela; some cartoonists are more involved with his legacy than others.

3. Best Of lists in comics like this one mark the significant sprawl of opinions as to what constitutes the best of the art form, particularly past a few, widely-accepted "prestige" projects.

Winner Of The Week
Brian Hibbs

Loser Of The Week
Anyone that ever dreamed of going to all the comics shows

Quote Of The Week
"Despite the updated coloring, it probably isn't fair or even realistic to hold the series up against contemporary comics, despite Miracleman's significant influence on a good deal of them. Instead, it's best to view these stories in the context of the times, which makes it easier to see why Miracleman (or Marvelman, if you prefer) is the natural stepping stone to Watchmen, and established many of the themes Alan Moore and many creators that followed him would explore in subsequent works up through the present day." -- Corey Blake


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

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