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August 13, 2005

CR Week In Review


Top Stories

The week's most important comics-related news stories, August 6 to August 12, 2005:

1. Chit Swe receives a one-month sentence in Burma.

2. Cartoonist Ted Rall retracts a cartoon (seen in part above) that was based on asserted facts for which he used unreliable sourcing.

3. Brian Hibbs receives word that the new judge presiding over the retailer class action suit against Marvel has cleared the way for the stores affected to receive their mediated settlement in the form of credits, probably Thanksgiving.

Winners of the Week
Potentially, casual and bargain-hunting manga fans in Great Britain: with Gollancz releasing its first books will enjoy the cheaper option of a domestic publisher for some popular titles.

Loser of the Week
WizardWorld Entertainment, as reports of a lackluster Chicago bubble to the surface, sore feet on the march to pop culture convention dominance.

Quote of the Week

"Nothing is more dejecting, depressing, and overwhelmingly spiritually crushing than the palpable presence of all your life mistakes awakening you from a nap you hadn't planned on taking.'" -- Chris Ware, in a recent ACME.
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