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July 27, 2013

CR Week(s) In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from July 13 to July 26, 2013:

1. Comic-Con International comes and goes as both the biggest North American convention with a significant comics component and the convention whose context is the most altered by the proliferation of shows that has taken place in part because of its massive success.

2. The Beguiling will move, perhaps the biggest and most significant retailer relocation of all time, and certainly the biggest since Lambiek did so.

3. The Eisner Awards honor an array of comics and comics-makers, including Saga and Chris Ware.

Winner Of The Week(s)
Let's say Trina Robbins -- she was on hand to see her own Hall Of Fame induction at the Eisners, and was funny to boot.

Loser Of The Week(s)
The Beguiling. Hey, they'll be fine, but that's a crew that already had a lot on their plate. They will likely turn it into an overall good, but I wouldn't want to trade to-do lists with anyone up there.

Quote Of The Week(s)
"They want to run like a TV show does, where you have a staff of people, and there's some sort of show-runner, and everyone's contributing, and the end result is this sort of thing. Not a lot of creative fingerprints on it. Writers and artists are interchangeable. I think that shows in the quality a lot. I think there is a contempt for the creators in a lot of ways." -- Chris Roberson


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

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