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July 9, 2005


CR Week In Review

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Top Stories

The week's most important comics-related news stories, July 2 to July 8, 2005:

1. Seattle Times wins court decision that may doom comics-friendly Seattle Post-Intelligencer and cause almost two newspapers' worth of strips a major client.

2. Jack Kirby Museum announced.

3. Ex-baseball player Warren Cromartie sues producers of Cromartie High School live-action film.

Winner of the Week
The legacy of Jack Kirby, with the museum being announced and an undercurrent of film reviews of Fantastic Four bemoaning the lack of Kirby's grandeur.

Losers of the Week
Fans caught short by a change in format to the print series version of James Kochalka's American Elf on-line effort.

Quote of the Week
"There's a Matt Groening cartoon where a fan comes up to him wearing a Simpsons T-shirt and says, 'Mr. Groening, I'm your biggest fan, I've bought everything you've ever done!' Matt offers him a Life In Hell book and the fan says, 'What's that?'" -- Fantagraphics co-owner Kim Thompson tells a classic tale that never grows old.

art from by Jim Rugg. Like many artists in the comic book field, Mr. Rugg is preparing materials to sell at next week's Comic-Con International.
 
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