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April 25, 2015

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 18 to April 24, 2015:

1. Adam Zyglis wins the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Zyglis is the cartoonist at Buffalo News, and is part of the dying breed of staff cartoonists still set up out there. Kudos to the News for staffing that position.

2. Roz Chast wins a Heinz Award, which comes with a $250K cash outlay.

3. DC announces a third series in the Frank Miller Dark Knight Cycle, to be called Dark Knight: Master Race. This is news for DC and for Frank Miller, given their success in the past combining for Batman-related projects, but also is a sign that the Fall season will be a hot one in the comics shops, with Marvel starting back up with their regular series after a summer of Secret Wars.

Winner Of The Week
I'd say Zyglis by a hair. It's still one of the three great honors in comics, and there's none bigger for someone that makes the kinds of comics Zyglis does. Lots of positive news stories this week, though.

Losers Of The Week
The New 52 initiative. It had its day and served its purpose, but that's not a happy ending.

Quote Of The Week
"When you write something, the goal is that your perfectly-crafted web posse will have your back. And if someone critiques you, that same perfectly-crafted web posse will defend you, regardless if your piece was good or shit; if the critique of you was accurate or unfair. That's not happening because anyone particularly knows or likes anyone, it's just that -- at some point -- it’s everyone’s turn to be judged. And everyone's scared to get destroyed, because the culture now is that any slip up can prove fatal." -- Rembert Browne


the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas

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