November 13, 2004
CR Week in Review
The week's most important comics-related news stories, November 6 to November 12, 2004:
1. Publisher Shueisha Inc. Confirms Censorship Measures in Manga Over Depiction of "Rape of Nanjing."
2. Aggressive Marvel Sues City of Heroes for Enabling Its Players to Mimic Marvel Characters in Body of Play
3. DC Continues Take-Our-Word-For-It Reprint Policy on Identity Crisis
and Green Lantern: Rebirth
Winner of the Week
The cartoonist Renee French
, who reached one of the few remaining literary/comics publishing milestones with an appearance in this month's Paris Review
The Ticking, French's forthcoming work from Top Shelf.
Losers of the Week
Fans of Artbomb.net
, a popular comics advocacy web site that hosted opinion columns, a popular arts-focused blog, general consumer resources and a large number of reviews of graphic novels by published writers. The site went to archive-only status this week
, potentially signaling another shift away from content-driven reform impulses in American comic books.
Quote of the Week
"I am neither exulted nor unhappy at the honour."
-- Respected veteran cartoonist Raju Nair's eminently sensible statement upon hearing he was the recipient of a press club prize that includes a cash award and citation, as reported in the Times of India
posted 5:04 am PST
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