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August 6, 2005

CR Week In Review


Top Stories

The week's most important comics-related news stories, July 30 to August 5, 2005:

1. King Features negotiates first week of letters and pay-service subscriptions after dropping daily updates from, signaling a potential colossal shift in policy at newspaper strip syndicates.

2. Wizard Entertainment head honcho Gareb Shamus confirms will be no Atlanta WizardWorld '06 on dates used by Heroes Con in Charlotte, nearly a full week after rumors say the decision became known in-house.

3. Steve Benson moves to Creators Syndicate.

Winners of the Week
Fans of coming attractions-type news in comics, as WizardWorld Chicago is basically the old Amazing Heroes Preview Special come to life, with a dealers' room attached.

Loser of the Week
The court that has to handle the Get Fuzzy lawsuit, which sounds sillier with every feature article, if it gets that far.

Quote of the Week
"...No matter how rough the moment is, my experience is when you get to a certain point, it's not exactly nostalgia or looking at it through rose colored glasses or glossing over the negative parts. But you can kind of see things with a little bit less of the emotional kind of thinking and see the bigger picture of how these things relate to all these other events in your life." -- John Porcellino at Newsarama.

part of a Steve Benson cartoon I thought would look cool close up
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