August 30, 2014
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from August 23 to August 29, 2014:
1. Mimi Pond wins
this year's PEN Center USA graphic literature category award, with a special emphasis on her 2014 book, Over Easy
2. August 28 would have been Jack Kirby's 97th birthday, and a series of small celebrations including donations on his behalf
are making that become more of an established thing.
3. The high-end collectibles market continues to surge
, with a ludicrous amount being pledged for purchase of a copy of Action Comics
#1. That's interesting for the perceived changes in collectibles culture, and the fact that this was done on eBay rather than through one of the auction houses.
Winner Of The Week
I'm very fond of Mimi, but that guy made $3 million selling a comic book.
Losers Of The Week
. That's a cousin culture to comics, and thus its week of ugly, openly-communicated misogyny was a frightening reminder of what that element of comics would look like given slightly freer rein.
Quote Of The Week
"The cinema did not awaken to the glory of superheroes as an Idea, it realized that superhero comics were adaptable to preexisting action/fantasy formulas while allowing for easier franchising returns -- and where that money goes, so will those comics owned by Warner Bros. and Disney." -- Joe McCulloch
, in a review of Multiversity
posted 10:00 am PST
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