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April 21, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 14 to April 20, 2012:

1. Matt Wuerker wins this year's Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

2. WB/DC wins key legal victory against Siegel Family attorney Marc Toberoff, creating a potential way that the decision in which Toberoff played a part that returned Superman rights to the Siegels can now be re-examined and even reversed.

3. Time names Ali Ferzat to its list of 100 most influential people. Even the general goofiness of the list entire fails to detract from the way Ferzat's inclusion places a spotlight on his extraordinary story from 2011, where the Syrian cartoonist had his hands assaulted by pro-government thugs and became a worldwide symbol for the unfair treatment of people in his country.

Winner Of The Week
I'd love to say Chris Roberson, because what he did was a complete surprise, but it's got to be Wuerker and his career-defining Pulitzer win.

Losers Of The Week
Anyone in India that contributed to this series of absurdities.

Quote Of The Week
"Aside from the Fairest arc I already committed to doing, iZombie will be the last time I'll ever write for DC." -- Chris Roberson. (DC almost immediately decided it didn't want the Fairest arc.)


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

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