14 February 2007

The Difference Between Juvenile and Wizard

My kids are juvenile.

Wizard is simply pathetic.

[via: Wizard's New Low]

[via Wizard Magazine: Pay No Attention To The Industry Behind The Curtain]

Wonder how the new Editor-in-Chief is working ou--, oh wait; the position is still open! The optimist in me wants to believe that this means there's still hope for the nominal face of the comics industry to stop trying to be a low[er]brow Maxim, because the chances of any serious competition coming along to challenge them are slim-to-none since they'd need Marvel and DC's support and clearly neither company gives a damn about the industry's image as long as the status quo continues to pay off.


Erech said...

Even back when I liked the magazine, I was always creeped out by the articles where they called Mary Jane or She-Hulk or whoever sexy.

The whole Bugs Bunny in a dress thing.

Must just be me though, judging by that display. Wow.

Johanna said...

Your kids are so cute! And I love their Bumperboy and Bumperpup t-shirts!

Thom said...

I keep submitting applications. Apparently my mission statement to make Wizard a serious contendor for comics journalism and dumping the crass frat boy humor keeps me getting thrown in the trash...that and lack of experience. Dammit.

James Meeley said...

I've often felt that there needs to be an alternative to Wizard. "Frat boy humor" has it's place, but not as the sole defining voice of an industry.

I know there are other publications about comics, besides, Wizard, but none with the circulation that they get. We need a counterpart. A "Felix" to Wizard's "Oscar", as it were.

Maybe that's something some of the GOOD bloggers should think about. Perhaps they should start thier own mag, which would give a better overall focus on comics. I know I'd support it.

Juisarian said...

James - I was going to mention The Comics Journal but a quick squizz at their homepage shows more flesh than the Wizard scans posted here....