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October 16, 2004

CR Week In Review

Top Stories

The week's most important comics-related news stories, October 9 to October 15, 2004:

1. Serial Pulled from Weekly Young Jump for depiction of "Rape of Nanjing."
2. Judge Dimisses CBLDF-backed Complaint on Michigan Display Law
3. Actor Christopher Reeve passes away at 52

imageWinner of the Week
The manga serial Fruits Basket, for taking over the top spot on Bookscan's sales charts following cartoonist Art Spiegelman's three-week #1 run with In the Shadow of No Towers.

Losers of the Week
Weekly Young Jump readers.

Quote of the Week
"If we hesitate to call someone as talented as Chris [Ware] a mere cartoonist, it's because unlike other media once thought vulgar -- like film, or the novel -- comic strips have steadily grown worse since their invention." -- author and critic Dan Raeburn, promoting his new book on cartoonist Ware.
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