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January 29, 2005

CR Week In Review


Top Stories
The week's most important comics-related news stories, January 22 to January 28, 2005:

1. VIZ, LLC and ShoPro Entertainment, Inc. announce merger in order to maximize efforts for worldwide distribution of Japanese entertainment content, including manga.

2. Two children, nine and ten years old, arrested in Ocala, Florida for violent drawing featuring a classmate (drawing pictured above).

3. DC announces hiring of Stephanie Fierman to Senior Vice President -- Sales & Marketing position. Could be signal of increased effort in on-line, television and bookstore marketing and branding of DC characters.

Winner of the Week
Alex Robinson, who won the the Prix de premier album at the beginning of this week's comics festival in Angouleme.

Loser of the Week
Unless it's some sort of comics-theory contest, I'm guessing in about five minutes after this poll closes, Scott McCloud.

Quote of the Week
"Check back with us in six months and we'll see if anything has changed." -- DC Comics direct market sales czar Bob Wayne laying out the kind of standards for new Senior Vice President Stephanie Fierman I wish someone would give me in a job.
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