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October 6, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from September 29 to October 5, 2012:

1. Frank Cammuso's announced layoff from his editorial cartoonist gig at the Syracuse Post-Standard throws yet another spotlight on the continuing tenuousness of the cartoonist/newspaper relations more generally.

2. Comics' institutional growth continues with a new conference in Ohio and a new MFA program in California.

3. Todd McFarlane sues Al Simmons.

Winners Of The Week
CCS and Slate Book Review for inaugurating a classy-sounding book prize, with a cash reward of the kind all comics-related awards should have.

Loser Of The Week
Marvel, once again putting strain on a potentially close-to-exhausted system of retail sales for short-term goals regarding market share and launch publicity.

Quote Of The Week
"In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years." -- Stan Lee


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

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