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August 27, 2016

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from August 20 to August 26, 2016:

1. CBR redesign kills blog version of Robot 6, one of the more popular about-comics web sites for industry members and non-mainstream fans, and a transitional one spanning the individual link blog and content-heavy group-blog eras.

2. Sandman: Overture won the Hugo award for best graphic story in a year when the awards' legitimacy was challenged.

3. Dragon Con starts an awards program, a further sign of how the apparatus surrounding comics has become thinner and more diffuse.

Winners Of The Week
James Taranto, who got 85 percent of a respectable article out of the crazy sideshow of "Scott Adams, Political Guru."

Losers Of The Week
Fans of the blog format employed by Robot 6. The good news there is there's not a ton of those people, people that want information served to them that specific way as opposed to other ways you can deploy articles like that. The bad news is we don't know how reformatting news can change news, and we don't know if any of the people that may check out from that specific delivery system going the way of the dodo might have something to contribute down the road had they been served for a longer time.

Quote Of The Week
"I wish I'd started reading Batman comics long before I did, but that's mostly because (a) I've wasted a lot of time not reading Batman that could have been spent reading Batman, and (b) my goodness, there is a lot of Batman backstory to get caught up on." -- RB Kelly


this year's comics images are from Fawcett

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