"When not too many people can see we're all the same
And because of all their tears,
Their eyes can't hope to see
The beauty that surrounds them
Isn't it a pity".
- "Isn't It A Pity"
By George Harrison
My Good Buyers/Sellers/Traders list:
Good Traders List - Page 80 - Mego Talk
I pick up issues of Wizard occasionally... It has its flaws but it's still a moderate shame it's ceasing publication.
The mag's page count has gone way down in recent years, anyway. It used to be a lot bigger.
My favourite comic book mag will always be Comics Scene. I used to buy that regularly as a kid.
Looking for loose MEGO COMIC ACTION HEROES
About 16 years too late. Wizard was almost singlehandedly responsible for the insane comic scene of the 90's. (Wizard was published by Malibu, and they hyped the hell out of Image during their formative years, and Image was then published in association with.... Malibu!)
Yeah Wizard hyped Image, and Toyfare hyped Toy Biz to death. Toy Biz was really putting out the most imaginative stuff at the time, but they helped increase the speculation on all those 90s Marvel lines. Just ask the guy with totes full of carded X-Men figures he can't sell.
I always liked how The Comics Journal and Amazing Heroes kind of balanced each other out, and it was a shame that Amazing Heroes went away once the "glossies" like Wizard came along.
I also enjoyed Comics Interview as well.
I wish there was some way of marrying the slick art design of a glossy colour publication with the depth of the text heavy magazines.
>Malibu did not publish Wizard.
I must be getting something mixed up.... this was back when I worked at the comic shop, and I remember getting posters for Malibu that advertised Wizard as well. (I remember 'cos it seemed weird at the time.) Did they do some sort of cross-marketing back then? Some sort of third party ad maybe?
Did anyone get the last issue (235)? I picked it up, and there's no indication at all they're closing up shop. In fact, there's a subscription card in it and a full-page ad for issue 236. Only eighty pages, with three of them spent on the article "Rules Every Fan-Man and Woman Should Know About Dating" written by a couple people from Millionaire Matchmaker. No, not making that up.
Too bad. I used to really like that. Not so much lately, but...oh, well.
Apprenty it's also the subscribers who are getting screwed... they are not getting refunds but the subscriptions are being sold to some other "comparable" magazine... whatever that means. Talk about squeezing the last bits out of the rind.