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June 3, 2006

CR Week In Review


The week's most important comics-related news stories, May 27 to June 2, 2006.

1. One of a handful of all-time great comic book artists, Alex Toth passes away at age 77.

2. (Tie) Harper's pulled from Canadian bookstores because of an Art Spiegelman article on the Danish Cartoons controversy; Avi Arad, whose influence at Marvel from his position on the movie side of things was felt throughout its various businesses, departs to run his own company.

3. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund goes on the offensive in the Gordon Lee case.

Winner of the Week
Mike Luckovich, adding the rare Reuben for an editorial cartoonist to his Pulitzer Prize.

Losers of the Week
Jihad al-Momani and Hashim al-Khalidi, newspaper editors sentenced to jail in Jordan for republishing a few of the Danish Muhammed Cartoons. Al-Khalidi had published his without incident or notice until someone researched the al-Momani case as it became a criminal matter.

Quote of the Week
"Instead of laboring amidst the fruits of a golden field, he increasingly saw himself swimming against a polluted tide." -- Bob Levin on Alex Toth, "The Mark of Tyrone Power,"

Little Dot and Little Lotta Have the Right Idea
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