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January 10, 2015


CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from January 3 to January 9, 2015:

1. Twelve people including five prominent cartoonist including former Grand Prix winner Georges Wolinski are slain by gunmen in the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected gunmen and at least one accomplice were killed two days later by police.

2. IDW buys Top Shelf. Chris Staros becomes Editor-In-Chief. The business remains in its physical location and with the same staff except for co-founder Brett Warnock, who is retiring from the comics publishing business.

3. Apparently, there was an Image Expo. Sorry, guys.

Winner Of The Week
Loser Of The Week
I'm going to skip both of these this week. Surely, IDW and Top Shelf did well. Surely most of the Charlie Hebdo news was awful.

Quote Of The Week
"Cabu [Jean Cabut] is a great French cartoonist. Cabu was the kindest guy on earth. He was nearly 80 years old. He hated soldiers. He hated all kinds of ideology. He hated religions -- all of them! He was the kindest guy on earth. He was, you know, the kind of guy you want to just hug in your arms. He never even laughed even if his drawings were really, really funny. He never yelled. And, you know, killing them is... [sighs] I don't know how to say it. Killing them is absolutely awful. They just wanted all the French citizens to laugh once a week in their newspaper. They were naughty, bad kids. Some of them were deaf. They couldn't hear because they were too old. They were grandpas drawing each week." -- Nicolas Demorand

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

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