Topic: Comic Book History
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.
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