August 27th, 2007

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I am recommending a thing to you.

For years I've been saying one of the major problems with comics is that there existed no magazine that catered to the crowd somewhere between Wizard and The Comics Journal. Though both play their function (the latter far better than the former), someone needed to address the audience that's not impressed by the relative hooter size of female members of the JSA, nor enraptured by an essay on a thing Geo. Herriman doodled on a napkin one time.


Basically it kind of has.

Comic Foundry, the newly-print magazine, shipped its first issue on paper last week.

The cover looks like this:

And overall? It's pretty darn good. It's not perfect; not every page is completely indispensable. Hell, there's a sidebar interview with Avril Lavigne; if you can get past that, it's pretty sweet.

Yeah, it manages to be the magazine that acknowledges Scott Pilgrim (big time), the works of Jason, the Walking Dead, and plenty more. It can talk about books published by Fantagraphics in a positive tone and not be ashamed by what makes superhero books cool at the same time.

I like it.

It appears that it will be shipping with a quarterly schedule, but the next issue will be in the spring. I'll try to keep you apprised of the situation in terms of Previews and what have you.

(P.S. You can reorder the first issue with this code: JUL073987.)