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April 14, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 7 to April 13, 2012:

1. Trial begins in Denmark for four Swedish citizens accused of plotting a terrorist incident in reaction to the Danish Cartoons Controversy.

2. Analysts weigh in on March 2012 numbers for the Direct Market of comics shops and hobby stores: a step back from March 2011 by certain measurables, which is slightly terrifying given the generally sucko March 2011 numbers, although the quarter is way up. It looks like Marvel won't have to replace its single bathroom because of a failure on Avengers Vs. X-Men, either.

3. Alison Bechdel wins a Guggenheim fellowship.

Winner Of The Week

Losers Of The Week
The Big Two

Quote Of The Week
"I didn't do much on the plane, just watched a movie about Carl Jung and his pygmalion-style relationship with his sexy, insane, kinky patient/mistress and some other bullshit." -- Gabrielle Bell (well, I read it this week)

today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s

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