this month they teach you how to coordinate both your nailpolish, handbag, AND shoes!
Is SUCH a piece of crap.
I LOVED it when it first came out.
Now it's a $4.99 advertisment for Marvel and DC.
"The guide to comics" PLEEZ.
It has little real content and really doesn't cover much of the industry at all.
I would love to see more indie coverage and also wish they'd bring back the Drawing Board in every issue.
Even their website is a piece of garbage.
It's one big advertisement.
BUT I can buy any number of polyresing Wolverines!
Can anyone suggest a much better read?
Yeah, Wizard is kinda disappointing these days. I still pick it up but... I guess I really don't know why. Sometimes it clues me in to good comics that I've missed. Not like it used to though.
It used to have a lot more interviews with creators, funny pictorial pieces, good art lessons and a bit of coverage on indy stuff. I wish they'd drop their attempts to cover movie stuff as often as they do and get rid of the pages on videogames and anime unless they want to write up actual articles about it.
Avoid Fumunda at next Con.
this month they teach you how to coordinate both your nailpolish, handbag, AND shoes"
Hard to miss: Will be dressed as well coordinated woman with extremely hairy body and making fun of con goers.*shiver*
Possible Oedipus complex. Unresolved maternal sexual issues?
I agree Chris: I pick it up every six months or so, hoping to God that they will make an attempt to straighten up their act.
Instead all I see is casting for the next comic book movie and hearing about Jeph Loebs new superman comic.
I would LOVE to see a section covering cons, a return of the Drawing Board , (Or even a seperate bi-monthly title that only covers drawing lessons), and get rid of the ridiculous amount of sellign they do. Yes, I know that that's how they make their money but now it's ridiculous.
Plus they pimp their own products to the nth degree, even if they suck.
Example: Heroclix. They really really suck. The detail is horrible and the paint jpbs are attrocious.
They also try to cover too many ends. Get RID of the Video Game section and Anime section,(Maybe doing an article on a bi-monthly basis), because those sections are short and LAME.
Too many other mags cover those topics much better than they do. I can go online and get much better info.
They've gone from good and hearty to weak and flashy.
just put that money towards a fresh, clean copy of Barely Legal my friend. It is its own reward...
please disregard this post if you are under 18
Some People are like Slinkies .. they are completely useless. but you cant help but smile when you see them tumbling down the stairs.
I know exactly how you guys feel coz I feel exactly the same way. I haven't read Wizard in years for a couple of reasons. Their content is bordering on irrelevent overly-fluffy crap and that price guide is a waste of paper (sorry, leftover resentment from the speculator crap of the 90's which IMHO was fueled by Wizard's price guide).
I know these magazines don't do general reporting of the industry (but then, apparently neither does Wizard anymore). Chipmunk mentioned content-specific magazines with rich content. Here's a few that I read that I find pretty good with real meaty articles/interviews:
Write Now! magazine
They're not as flash as Wizard, but you can't beat the content. If you haven't read these, give them a try - they're well worth their price!
Thanks for the links.
Aren't you Banshee's husband?
sorry but im on the latter end of the gene pool... i have been with em since the beginning and still love em ... i do miss the drawing board , and all the contests ... but i still love reading all the little puns strun throughout the mag ... and i like reading most articles , and letters , and info on other comics ... and toyfares " twisted mego theatre " is da bomb ... that is friggin hilarious ...lol
yeah, but that's in toyfare. not wizard.
and toyfare is only cool 'cuz of twisted mego theatre, and since they now put that out in collections sold separately, i have no reason to get that mag either.