Nerd Porn comes to an end…

This is so sad! My favorite nerd magazine of all time is finally closing. Over the years, I have enjoyed countless number of hours with this magazine. My wife calls it my ‘nerd porn’ (along with my comics) since I have a stash of it hidden from my young kids sight. I guess it was inevitable with the rise of the internet and other forms of communication. The curse and blessing of technology. It’s also sad because of the great Comic Con coverage the months leading up to the big event. Plus, I just renewed my subscription! What will fill the void? Read article below:

SCOOP: Wizard Magazine To Close Immediately
By Bleeding Cool News

Now this is an end of an era.

I am receiving multiple confirmations from across the industry, through none yet from Wizard’s higher ups and PR people yet, that Wizard: The Guide To Comics, the magazine that covered the mainstream comics industry for twenty years and created all manner of careers in the process has closed, effective immediately. Or at least the print version has.

Almost all Wizard magazine staff have been laid off, and all freelance engagements cancelled.

Sister magazine Toyfare, covering the toy market, has not been affected, nor have the Wizard comic conventions.

Created by Gareb Shamus and Stephen Shamus in 1991, the magazine carved a niche for itself covering the most commercial comics in the most aggressive fashion. At one point it regularly sold more than the comics it covered. But sales have declined of late, as the internet has grown in prominence and favour for this kind of news. For many Wizard is no longer the news breaker and agenda setter of the comics industry it once was. And people still have issues with the tone it has taken over the years. Even though it’s arguable that the last couple of years have seen some of the best Wizard content since it started.

But right now it’s time to bury that pointy hat…

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