Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Wizard’s new editor-in-chief comes from FHM, a men’s magazine.


12 Responses to “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss”

  1. Dwight Williams Says:

    Ayoille!

  2. Monk Says:

    And yet, I’ll still not buy Wizard.

    Me: 1
    Wizard: 0

  3. Tommy Raiko Says:

    > Wizard’s new editor-in-chief comes from FHM,
    > a men’s magazine.

    And, perhaps apropos of nothing or perhaps worth noting, FHM magazine has been discontinued, in its U.S. print version at least.

  4. Lea Says:

    That’s perfect.

  5. Johanna Says:

    Tommy, well, now we know why he needed a new job! Thanks for pointing that out.

  6. Tim O'Shea Says:

    I think I might judge the book by the cover when it’s released, thanks. While I’ve never bought/read Wizard, I’ll be curious to see if an effort to get more mainstream/pop culture, he doesn’t use some of his experience gained as “Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated For Kids”. If I was a pundit who wanted to see Wizard change, I’d contact the new EIC and see if he’s willing to listen to constructive feedback or engage in a dialogue regarding the image problem Wizard suffers from in some circles. Or we could just focus on his FHM work and assume it’ll be more of the same. Or we could continue to voice our opinion with our wallet. And when I say I don’t buy Wizard, I don’t buy CBG either. Like many of us, I get my news from online. Oh, and if you contact the new EIC, don’t forget to mention this.

  7. Paul Sizer Says:

    Excellent! Now we can have some really hard hitting articles in Wizard like “25 Secrets to make your SuperGirl scream for more in the bedroom!” and “Blast those Abs with our “Longbox Lift” program!”
    Color me not surprised…

  8. Nat Gertler Says:

    I think it’s a bit much to assume that because he edited a teen almost-nekkid mag to be like a teen almost-nekkid mag, that he will therefor edit everything to be like a teen almost-nekkid mag. He may actually be a good editor.

  9. Thom Says:

    Nat,

    The problem is, Wizard already has that similair frat boy attitude, it’s hard to feel hopeful that he might turn things around

  10. Lisa Lopacinski Says:

    Guess that T&A standard in Wizard won’t go away with their new EIC.

  11. Tommy Says:

    I hadn’t picked up a Wizard in forever so I didn’t really care when I heard about the new EIC, that changed a bit Wednesday. They sucked me in with Buffy coverage and on the whole, the magazine isn’t bad. I could take or leave the price guide and yes, there are a lot of juvinile jokes smooshed in there but I’ve enjoyed the articles I’ve read so far.

  12. Johanna Says:

    I’d given up reading it, but similar to what you’re saying, Tommy, my husband suggested there were a couple of pieces I might want to see in the latest issue. So I’m going to give it another try. Something like that — short pieces on disposable subjects — makes for good bathroom reading. :)




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