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June 6, 2009

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from May 30 to June 5, 2009:

1. Viacom cancels its comics-heavy Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. magazines.

2. Anti-Defamation League angered by Doonesbury cartoon; Chip Bok cartoon angers a variety of people.

3. A modestly successful BEA gives way to a hotly anticipated, newly-relocated MoCCA Festival as the convention calendar kicks into high gear.

Winners Of The Week
Direct market retailers, who get Marvel to move a bit on the issue of ordering a comic based on promised publicity for a related book without being able to see that publicity or know its cause.

Loser Of The Week
Wizard, losing more staffers.

Quote Of The Week
"It's difficult to monetize yourself if you're online only." -- Chris Onstad


today's cover is from one of the great publications of the underground comix era

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