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PhilipClark
12-02-2008, 10:09 AM
http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2008/12/02/comic-foundry-ends/

It was great while it lasted.

Buk Was Right
12-02-2008, 10:09 AM
Yeah, saw that this morning.

Bummer for them and for us.

Albert
12-02-2008, 10:11 AM
That really sucks, even if it's not surprising for any print magazine to cease production these days. It was a cool magazine and really something different. And it had that dreamy cover shot of Matt Fraction a while back.

Whip
12-02-2008, 10:41 AM
:cry:

Patch
12-02-2008, 10:43 AM
And before I'd even known it existed...

Stark Raving
12-02-2008, 11:11 AM
I told 'em to put Wolverine on the cover. :nonono2:

Zack_Hunter
12-02-2008, 11:24 AM
Sadly this means Wizard the once comic magazine that now calls itself the "#1 mens magazine" gets to thrive.

Comic Foundry was beautiful, showed how the comic book culture was and showed over all how being nerdy was cool and i smiled whenever I got an issue. I'm sad to see it go.

Nick Spencer
12-02-2008, 11:48 AM
What depressing news.

DrMachine
12-02-2008, 11:58 AM
I didn't even know it existed.

ZombieSpeedball
12-02-2008, 12:00 PM
Never read it. Sounds like it was good though.

bartleby
12-02-2008, 12:09 PM
I didn’t even know we were calling him Big Bear.

SteveFlack
12-02-2008, 12:14 PM
I bought the first two issues, but didn't really see anything there I wasn't getting from the internet for free, and decided to stop buying it so I can spend the $6 on more comics.

-Steve!

Shannon Chenoweth
12-02-2008, 01:36 PM
That sucks.

Lord Jermaine Retail
12-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Terrible news. This thing had a very, very real chance to become the new industry magazine. To totally change everything.

Every month we increased our order and each issue was better than the last. While every month Wizard and Toyfare become more and more like Previews magazine with ads and solicitations masked as articles. But people vote with their dollars and I guess that Wizard is what we want to be our industry/ hobby magazine. No offense to Back Issue, Comics Journal, CBG, but those magazines are so ultra-specific its difficult to appeal to the general comics fan without transforming themselves into something they shouldn't need to become. Kind of like how CNN had to make subtle changes because apparently people like the presentation that Fox News put out there. *Sigh*

TRILL, THE CARBON BASED LIFEFORM
12-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Well, crap. I really liked Comic Foundry. I have no time to search around the internet for that info and I'm not going to buy or read Wizard for any amount of money.

JeremyDale
12-02-2008, 05:55 PM
I really enjoyed that mag-- that really, really sucks. Wish I'd seen it before the latest issue, though.


- jeremy

Supreme Convoy
12-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Damn shame :( I really the summer issue I picked up.

The Hodag
12-02-2008, 09:05 PM
I'm pretty sure it came down to that cover with Millar and Tony Harris. The interiors of the magazine always looked good, but...gentlemen, this is not an image you use to sell a magazine:

http://comicfoundry.com/wp-content/themes/saltandpepper/images/160cover.jpg

TonyFleecs
12-02-2008, 09:06 PM
Weak sauce. It's like they canceled Hero Illustrated all over again.

Pat Loika
12-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Really sad to hear that. Loved this mag.

P.

The Hodag
12-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Also, I'm starting to think the industry just isn't big enough to support a glossy, color magazine...unless it appeals to the lowest common denominator, Wizard-style. Casual observation of the customers at my shop for 7 years+ suggests interest in process, creator interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff is minimal, and previews come faster online.

Humphrey_Lee
12-02-2008, 10:40 PM
I never got around to picking up any issues. I also never got around to seeing if I could get a column there. Ahhhh well. I'm shocked any comic book magazine exists these days really.

James W
12-03-2008, 12:50 AM
Pooooooo. Although I'm slightly heartened that it's due to Leong's other commitments rather than terrible sales. Hope something else comes to fill the void.

Run-BMC
12-03-2008, 03:15 AM
Sucks. Tim and Laura are awesome peeps. I really believe it could have been huge if it kept going. On the other hand, I also believe that if it continued in web form it will do just as well. I think their target audience also surfs the web for comic content beyond just newsarama and cbr.

Plus they called me and Sonia one of the cutest creator couples in comics :)

leviathan
12-03-2008, 03:43 AM
Too bad. I never did manage to check out the print edition, but the online issue I read was awesome. Still, Leong is a talented fellow and hopefully he'll have something equally good up soon enough.