Comic Foundry #3

Comic Foundry issue 4 was due out on Wednesday, but it’s unfortunately been delayed a week (until October 15), which means I’ve been giving a reprieve and can barely squeak out my comments on the previous issue.

I still haven’t finished reading the whole thing — there’s a lot of interesting, varied content here — but I’m confident that this is still accurate: it’s the best comic magazine being published. After a rough start, issue #2 made some important improvements, and now the staff seems to have found its stride.

The design is confident and modern — too many magazines these days seem to miss out on some of the basics, like readability (Comics Now!) or approachability (the grey blocks of TwoMorrows’ publications are off-putting) — with content you won’t be embarrassed to be seen with (Wizard).

It truly covers the range of comics available today, too. When they tackle the people behind the material, like running a feature on “the cutest creator couples in comics”, it’s a fresh approach that doesn’t seem fawning or inappropriate.

In short, I’m looking forward to the next issue, and you should be too. There’s a good interview with the editors about what they’re trying to do.

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5 Responses to “Comic Foundry #3”

  1. James Schee Says:

    One thing I’m impressed by, at least with the 2 covers you’ve had on your site. Is that it doesn’t look like a comic magazine. It just looks like a REAL magazine, and that’s impressive.

    Do they sell it outside of the direct market? I’d like to try and issue.

  2. Johanna Says:

    They sell directly from their site, comicfoundry.com, but I don’t know if it’s carried in bookstores or anything like that. I agree, the cover design is excellent.

  3. Bill Says:

    I’m digging it too. It’s one of the only mags I read cover to cover. Lot’s of indie stuff as well, which is appreciated.

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