So you have a nerdy circle one(husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend, friend, crush, sibling, child) and you want to get them into comics. Well that is how comics work best, much like the crack dealer on the corner (we all have one right?) you get them started on a freebie and before you know it they will be making weekly trips to the comic shop of choice and picking up their scrips (its what the cool kids call a subscription) and reading joyously all night.
Not more than one week after I asked the question “Is Wizard still around?” do they announce that they’re ceasing publication. Wizard magazine was “THE” go-to magazine for everything comic book related in the 1990s and early 2000s. Was this a magazine for bad ass spell casters? No, not at all. Wizard was all about comics. Wizard showcased humorous articles filled insight regarding everything in the comic book world. It should also be noted that Toyfare spawned the incredibly funny “Twisted Meego Theatre” which undoubtedly was the inspiration for Seth Green’s Robot Chicken.
I remember being incredibly excited to rip open a poly-bagged Wizard at my local Barnes and Noble. Sure I generally would just read it and put it back, but I’m sure I was the only one doing that…. right? How many years until there are no such thing as magazines? News stands are looking pretty grim right now.