Comics Buyers’ Guide will close, ceasing publication with its March 2013 issue, the magazine announced today. The publication, originally founded in 1971, is one of the longest-running magazines about comics.
The magazine moved from a weekly to monthly format in 2004. As a longtime reader of and subscriber to the magazine, I’m sorry to see it go, though, like others, it had obviously faced some challenges in the modern media era.
Owners F+W media said in a news release that current subscribers to the magazine will receive a one-for-one conversion to the biweekly “Antique Trader” publication. The web site www.CBGXtra.com and the Comic Buyers’ Guide Facebook page will remain available as archived resources.
My best wishes to the staff and freelancers affected by this news.
UPDATE: Former managing editor John Jackson Miller shares a history of the publication.
- Matt Price