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November 20, 2004

CR Week In Review

Top Stories
The week's most important comics-related news stories, November 13 to November 19, 2004:

image1. Highwater Books' Tom Devlin Announces Demise of the Highly Regarded Arts Comic Publishing House.
2. Good Week for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Hits Fundraising Mark; Win in Arkansas Ruling.
3. Disney Announces Plans for CrossGen Line, Ending That Company's Odyssey and Raising New Questions About Big-Money Interest in Comic Books

imageWinners of the Week
Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Ploog, respected industry veterans who went from having to fight an ugly battle with a company in bankruptcy over whether or not a contract was satisfied to re-launching their Abadazad project with the power of the Disney companies behind it.

Losers of the Week
Lawyers for the Burne Hogarth Estate, recipients of an unfavorable ruling and characterization about the nature of their litigation against Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Quote of the Week

-- Writer Warren Ellis' projected dialogue for "Ultimate Banshee," in the midst of yet another discussion about another discussion concerning revamped mainstream superhero characters, at Fanboy Rampage.
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