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Monday, January 14, 2013
Sad To Hear: F+W Media Announces Closing Of Comics Buyer's Guide With Issue #1699
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Book History
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Michael D Hamersky On Comics Reflects On The Closing of...
 Comics Buyer's Guide
With Issue #1699


TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3775 -   I was going to post a review blog this morning... But decided to check my emails / Facebook questions first.

At Facebook I found that one of the last print publications on comics that I read had announced on January 9th that it was shutting down with the next issue.

That would be Comics Buyer's Guide, with issue #1699!

Heck, that publication started back on February of 1971! Whew!

I had several boxes of the magazine here at my home office, and only started disposing of them after running out of room for my collection / back issue inventory.

Matter of fact, it was a couple of years ago that I decided to no longer renew my annual subscription with them, due to the fact that the magazines were coming in damaged to my PO Box.  It got to be a hassle to call their 'call center' and request a replacement magazine, so I stopped renewing, and would pick up the occasional issue at my LCBS.

I've enjoyed many hours of reading the magazine, and found it to be very useful, helpful, and fun reading!

I've met a lot of people who have written ongoing columns in this magazine, and I'm sad to see it go...

Another victim of printed publications going by the wayside enroute to digital readership.

My thanks to all of those that handled the magazine during the decades, and to those that wrote for the magazine.  It was a fun ride during those decades. 

I'm not for sure what the Facebook Fan Page for CBG will be doing, nor that of the online site for CBG. They are supposed to be kept up for archival resources. When I find out differently, I'll post about it at my Facebook Fan Page, Michael D Hamersky On Comics. 

~ Michael


NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,775 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...!  If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com, including the book 'Gotham City 14 Miles' that I am shown holding to the left. I'm 1 of 14 essayists in that book! !     

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Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works! To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:  Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page!
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