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December 30, 2006

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from December 23 to December 29, 2006:

1. Advanced Marketing Services files Chapter 11 after Wells Fargo refused to extend funding past December 28. AMS bought Publishers Group West in 2003. They promise no interruptions in service; list of publishers here.

2. Fantagraphics makes available the latest motion in the legal action instigated by Harlan Ellison earlier this year.

3. Series of government censures or government-sponsored harassment that began with exploration of Danish Cartoons Controversy may end in paper's closure.

Winners Of The Week
The comics named as best of the year by various critics and reviewers.

Loser Of The Week
Marvel, perhaps. Although it's sort of a "you may not rule the universe as much as everyone thinks you're going to rule the universe and deep down if we haven't said so in a while we do still love you for what you are" critique, as it's coming from Motley Fool, Chester the Terrier to Marvel's Spike the Bulldog, people paid attention.

Quote Of The Week
"Comics are a medium, not a fad. Fads die. Mediums rarely do." -- Chicago Comics Manager Eric Thornton.

you know you're a serious masher when the local 80-year-olds recognize the back of your head
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