Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Comics Buyer's Guide has ceased publication with the just-released issue #1699. Obviously, I'll have thoughts to share with you in the very near future.  You can read the cold clinical press release that takes no note of CBG's importance in the comics industry here:

For now, let me add that CBG was the longest and one of the most rewarding continuing relationships of my career.  This was due in no small part to working with three of the best editors of my career: the late Don Thompson, Maggie Thompson and Brent Frankenoff.  If I have any opportunity to work with Maggie and/or Brent in the future, I'll will leap tall buildings to make that happen.

I have been using CBG's Comics in Your Future listings for my record-keeping.  I would appreciate a link to anything similar online.  Here's what CBG's listings looked like:

As noted above, I'll have more to say, perhaps as soon as tomorrow's bloggy thing.

Thanks to the CBG readers who have enriched my life all these many years.



  1. Sorry to hear about CBG's demise; it will be missed. Here's the site I use to keep track of what is coming out each week, Tony:

  2. Shocked and no little saddened to learn of this. I enjoyed thumbing through the magazine every month. I'll miss it.

  3. If you'd like to see what's coming out along with comic cover pictures (instead of just text), you can try:

  4. I've subscribed on and off for years.. sad to see this end. I also us this list, very accurate and syncs up with what Diamon is shipping:

  5. Diamond's own new releases page is pretty good for items they carry. They now have a link to a page for each item with the cover, plus all the order codes you might need to get something from a comic shop. Plus download links to a PDF version you can print out and a text version you can import into a spreadsheet, if that's your thing.
    This week:

    Next week:

  6. This is sad news. I used to pick up CBG all the time back in the 1990s. It was one big magazine (it seemed more tabloid style format-wise) back then. Thanks to you and all the other contributors!

  7. I'll never forget how thrilled I was to see your column for the first time, Tony, realizing it was the same guy responsible for those fondly remembered GHOST RIDER and IT! THE LIVING COLOSSUS stories of my childhood.

    I no longer have the first copy I ever bought, but somewhere I still have the letter you sent me with an honest review/critique of my first BRU-HED comic book. Never forgot it. CBG was the center of my comics universe for a good 25 years! Met so many great people thru it, I've lost count. And that's something that'll never be forgotten!

  8. My first issue of Buyer's Guide was #3. I read it pretty regularly...I went away from time to time but always came back. Now I won't have that option. I got the final issue in the mailbtoday but sadly the staff at CBG didn't know at the time it was the last. I wonder where my favorite columnists besides Tony will go next?