After 40+ Years, COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE Ends Publication
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 09 January 2013 Time: 01:22 PM ET
CBG was founded in 1971 by Alan Light as "The Buyer's Guide to Comics Fandom," an "adzine" in a monthly tabloid newspaper format. The periodical eventually grew to weekly, and was acquired by Krause Publications in 1983 (itself acquired by F+W in 2002). In 2004, CBG switched to a monthly magazine format, its most recent iteration. Contributors to CBG over the years include Peter David, Mark Evanier, Tony Isabella, Chuck Rozanski, Craig Shutt, Heidi MacDonald, Newsarama founder/senior editor Michael Doran, former Newsarama co-owner Matt Brady, myself, and Comichron's John Jackson Miller, who worked in several different full-time roles for the publication. Miller has posted a history of CBG on his site. Both CBG senior editor Maggie Thompson and editor Brent Frankenhoff have indicated plans to stay active in the comics field. Since Comic Buyer's Guide #1699 went to press before the announcement of the cancellation, Miller writes, there will be no acknowledgment in the magazine. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!