Two More Comic Magazines Die

Comics Now!, which launched early 2008, has been confirmed as ending. #3, the last issue, came out on September 10, 2008.

Wizard’s Anime Insider is also reported to have been shut down. This year hasn’t been good for Wizard properties, since this news comes after word that their convention schedule was sliced in half, ending Wizard World Texas and “postponing” WW LA.

These two publications join Comic Foundry (closed by choice after issue #5) and Write Now! (shuttered after #20), both of which ended last month.

10 Responses to “Two More Comic Magazines Die”

  1. ADD Says:

    I hope The Comics Journal and Comic Art can keep publishing in the current economy. Losing either one would be like losing a limb.

  2. Kelson Says:

    I still find it odd that Wizard went to the effort to state that WWLA was “postponed” while WWTX was canceled, yet not making any effort to clarify whether that meant “We’re skipping 2009 but will bring it back next year” or “We’re rescheduling for later in the year, more details to come,” or just “We’re canceling it for now, but it’ll be the first con we restart once the economy clears up.”

  3. Firefly Says:

    RIP Write Now….

    Please, oh, please, TwoMorrows, do not cancel any more of your terrific mags!!!!! I can’t live without my regular fix of Back Issue and Kirby Collector!

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  6. Alan Coil Says:

    Firefly, I’d normally agree with you about Back Issue!, but the recent 2-part Steve Skeates interview printed in both Back Issue! and Alter Ego begs for both to be cancelled. Each paragraph of Skeates’s replies is overwrought, overwritten crap. No wonder he couldn’t get work for the longest time.

  7. Johanna Says:

    Because a former comic writer talks too much, you think magazines that interview him should be cancelled? At best, you can maybe make an argument for tighter editing based on that.

  8. Ed Sizemore Says:

    I just got Anime Insider 67 this week and that appears to be the last issue. So what happens to the six months I still have left on my subscription? Wizard is not an acceptable substitute by any means/standard.

  9. Johanna Says:

    I’d call them and say you want to cancel and get a refund for the unused part of your subscription.

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