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August 8, 2015

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from August 1 to August 7, 2015:

1. An unassailably good-news story: Tom Tommorow scores multiple times what was originally requested in a crowd-funder for a forthcoming book.

2. Something that happens behind the scenes at small press shows -- media company recruitment -- steps into the foreground as SPX announces Nickelodeon will be taking animation-short pitches at this year's show.

3. Autoptic fires up after week of the PFC program; the Minneapolis-based show could change the shape of the alt-/art comics show calendar if they can make this early August date work.

Winner Of The Week

Loser Of The Week
Marvel. We'll see if the publisher being increasingly painted as less responsive to fan demand for inclusive character breakdowns and representative creator line-ups has an effect on sales, but these companies do take PR seriously and that's a PR hit no matter how you spin it.

Quote Of The Week
"There's an all-too-cozy relationship between the corporate press and the authorities and it's been this way since Reagan took office." -- Derf


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

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