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August 20, 2006


Sunday CR Magazine

Dave Astor at Editor & Publisher: For Better or For Worse Is the Greatest Comic Strip of All Time

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Many people expect Lynn Johnston's For Better or For Worse to end sometime in 2007. With that in mind, tributes and testimonials were likely to begin soon.

Dave Astor at E&P gets a jump on everyone with a bold claim. In his view, For Better or For Worse is not just a highly regarded strip, it's not just the best going, it's the number one strip of all time.

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Go, Look: Ed Brubaker on MySpace.com

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Of special interest is a video parodying a recent Comic Foundry video discussed on this site and elsewhere.

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Go, Look: From Trees to Tribune

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Includes appearances by Sidney Smith, Frank King, Frank Willard.

thanks, Shad Petosky

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Go, Read: Takeshi Miyazawa on Leaving Marvel

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Go, Look: Erwann Surcouf

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Go, Read: George Roussos Biography

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Not Comics: All Hail Captain Harriman

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First Thought of the Day

So 15 hours apart I visit a random bookstore in a shopping mall and the same city's leading Direct Market retailer. I know I'm probably the last person to realize this, and it makes me sick to say it, but the bookstore was by far the better comic book shop. It had more books I was interested in buying. It had more books. It had the top periodicals all in one place instead of nestled in a giant wall of everything that's come out in the last six months. It was housed in a nicer physical plant by a factor of about one billion. And finally, its supplementary materials weren't figurines and dice but books and coffee. I know which one I'd be happier to visit again.
 
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