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December 21, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from December 14 to December 20, 2013:

1. The deadline passes for New York based DC Comics employees making the decision whether or not to relocate to Burbank.

2. Two horrible and outsized acts of harassment throw an end-of-year spotlight on of the comics community's lingering and egregious problems.

3. Stumptown, one of the original artist-directed small press festivals, ends its stand-alone event orientation for a partnership with Rose City Comic-Con and a focus on its non-festival programs. It takes four days for a festival to be announced that same weekend -- a spiritual replacement at best, for the small size of it, but very much its own show with a potentially bright future.

Winner Of The Week
Karen Green

Loser Of The Week
Let's say Shia LeBeouf and his rampant plagiarizing here because I have no place to put him.

Quote Of The Week
"I had the normal trajectory for my generation: superhero stuff (mostly Marvel), then slowly losing interest in that whole deal. Still loving comics, but not getting what I wanted out of them. I've told this story too many times (that might happen a lot during this), but at the moment I was about to give up, I ventured into the back room "smutty" section of the comic store, and picked up two comics: Love and Rockets #20 and Yummy Fur #1, and my life changed. It really was one of those moments -- everything changed, right then and there. Something I thought I knew about comics, but had never really seen with my own two eyes -- that they were real art -- that was now real. I had proof. You could do anything with them." -- Zak Sally


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

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