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Top-Notch Comics #5 (MLJ, 1940)
The legendary Marvel Mystery Comics #9 is lauded by historians and collectors as the first true superhero crossover event in comic books, with the complete saga actually taking place in Marvel Mystery Comics #8-10.  But the Wizard and the Shield teaming up in the 3-part "Moscovian" saga can stake a claim in this area as[...]
Pat McCallum
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported the news that Pat McCallum, co-founder of Wizard Magazine and former DC Executive Editor of the DC Universe, had died There were outpourings of memories and grief across the comic book industry We share some of them, below. Tom King: Pat McCallum has passed A big, kind, nerdy, cool dude who edited[...]
Pat McCallum, Wizard Co-Founder/EIC & DC Executive Editor Has Died
That was Wizard: A Guide To Comics. Wizard: The Guide To Comics, co-founded by Pat McCallum Pat McCallum, co-founder of the Wizard: A Guide To Comics in 1991 was a creative driving force for what became the most popular reportage in comics, often selling more copies than the comic books it covers, and he eventually became its[...]
Shield-Wizard Comics #11 (MLJ, 1943)
Shield-Wizard Comics #11 is a stand-out horror cover of this unique MLJ Magazines series Though a little-known name in comics history, cover artist Clem Weisbecker (sometimes known simply as "Clem") worked in comics from about 1941 to 1943 for publishers including MLJ Magazines, Marvel/Timely, and Fawcett Publications He often combined superheroics or adventure with horror[...]
Top-Notch Comics #7 (MLJ, 1940)
Two weeks after Timely/Marvel's landmark crossover between the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner in Marvel Mystery Comics #9, publisher MLJ Magazines paired up two of their top characters of that moment, the Wizard and the Shield in Top-Notch Comics #7 Marvel Mystery Comics #9 is one of the most sought-after comics of the Golden Age,[...]
Top-Notch Comics #5 (MLJ, 1940)
The Wizard is a pulp-style superhero character who first appeared in Top-Notch Comics #1, cover-dated December 1939 He was the earliest cover star of Top-Notch Comics series, the second title launched by MLJ Magazines, the publisher who would eventually become known for Archie The Wizard was created by Will Harr and Edd Ashe, Jr and[...]
Heroquest Board Game From 1989 Rebooted And Preorders Begin Today
Four heroes –Barbarian, Dwarf, Elf, and Wizard–have answered the call Stunning Artwork: The HeroQuest cards and booklets feature incredible artwork that helps takes players' imaginations into a fantastical world filled with hideous monsters, deadly traps, and more 65+ Detailed Miniatures: This semi-cooperative board game includes highly detailed miniature figures on 25mm bases, and detailed furniture models for[...]
How Wizard World Used To Market Themselves - In 2001
Wizard: The Guide To Comics magazine and its comic convention spinoff Wizard World have been a) insanely successful, b) repeatedly controversial and c) came to a sticky end At its height in the nineties, Wizard World Magazine was selling more than the comics it covered, matching sales with the likes of X-Men, WildCATS, and Batman[...]
NFTWatch: Wizard Changes Its Name To Creek Road Miners
NFTWatch: Wizard has had a roller coaster as a brand ride since Wizard: A Guide To Comics magazine was founded by Gareb and Stephen Shamus, expanding into Wizard World conventions across the country and eventually ending up in court in an executive kerfuffle Now what remains of Wizard, selling older convention exclusives and turning them[...]
Wizard Magazine Returns To Celebrate Most Dangerous Comic Con ever
Being given to retailers at the retail summit ComicsPRO being held today and tomorrow is the return of Wizard Magazine The comic book fan magazine that would outsell many of the comic books it wrote about, was a keystone publication for American nineties comic books, before losing its way in the noughties, before coming to[...]
wizard world
In a story that we must stress that we are absolutely not making up, beleaguered comic convention company Wizard World has announced plans to pivot their business model to selling jello shot machines to bars, restaurants, and hospitals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic The strange but, again, very real news comes via the[...]
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I loved the films and if we're going to get it more Wizarding World stories these are filling my need You can bring home Newt Scamander with a new figure coming soon from Soap Studio This figure is a 1:12 ratio and is quite articulate and very detailed I figure stands approximately 7 inches tall[...]
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Albus Dumbledore is one of the greatest wizards in all of the wizarding world I am glad Jude Law brings the character to life in a new frame in the Fantastic Beasts series. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we got to see a different side of Albus Dumbledore that we haven't seen it before[...]
Stephen Shamus Accuses Wizard World Executives Of Looting The Company
We've been following the case between Wizard World and co-founder and ex-executive Stephen Shamus. Shamus has submitted a number of papers to the court regarding the suit and his countersuit. Specifically, an attachment order to ensure that they have the money to pay out if they lose against him He has issued Wizard an order of attachment[...]
Stephen Shamus Names Names In Case Against Wizard World
We've been following and reporting on the Wizard World Vs Stephen Shamus case being going through the courts With pop culture comic convention organiser Wizard World initially launching the case stating that Shamus had been stealing from the company, and engaging in fraud Wizard co-founder Shamus denied this, stating that he hadn't been paid what[...]
Lying In The Gutters – 9th May 2016 – Wizard Buzzed
Tim Lundmark's page has been removed from Wizard World This is how it used to look…. Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week 1 Buzz Sends Tim Lundmark Packing At Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con 2 Gerry Conway Addresses Zack Snyder Rather Directly 3 Talking To Frank Cho, Man Of Outrage, About Attracting Women 4 Trouble On The Set Of Jessica[...]
It's War Between San Diego And Wizard Over Streaming Video, On Free Comic Book Day
For now. They promise daily entertainment news and talk shows, curated favourites from film and TV, BTS and bonus features and both scripted and unscripted series, as well as unbeatable access to comic-con panels and special events. Well, Wizard World is feeling a little put out And although they have no Free Comic Book Day presence they[...]
Box It Up: Wizard's Unboxing, And A Nerd Block Comic Reveal…
A look through the month in comic book-related subscription boxes… [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTvUQAkH0dY[/youtube] That's the Wizard World Presents Con In A Box… unboxing… Here's how I looked afterwards Visuals by Eve. Nerd Block will be getting an exclusive variant cover of Sonic: Worlds Unite: Battles #1 from Archie Comics at some point in th near future… …as well as pushing a British[...]
Fake Wizard Spawn Sketches, Not By Todd McFarlane And Whilce Portacio
There have been a rash of very poorly executed "rough drafts" of the Wizard Magazine  #205 cover by Whilce Portacio and Todd McFarlane, with equally offensively bad McFarlane signatures on eBay. Firstly "sickbreed" sells one for $99. So why not relist another one for a minimum for $149.99 Then "bobbybacon2336" sells one for $25. Then "t_lucky817" sells another for[...]
Comic Panel Picks For Wizard World Chicago This Weekend
By Hannah Means-Shannon Recently, Wizard World Cons have been stepping up their panel presence, and much to the surprise of some con-goers, the expansion has mainly been into informative comic discussions since TV, film, and other areas of pop culture were already pretty well represented Don't believe us? Check out some of the genuinely interesting panels[...]
Mike Cotton Joins DC Comics As Editor
As editor of the book. Ex-editor of Wizard Magazine who was there until almost its dying days, he is also the publisher of Champion! as a comics magazine app, though that has seemed to fade away of late. Mike seems quite keen too, tweeting; Exclusive: First Look at EARTH 2 #8 comicvine.com/news/exclusive… via @comicvine — Mike Cotton (@MichaelCotton) January[...]
Comics Conman Josh Hoopes Moves Wizard Scam To ConceptArt.Org
It was pulled from People Per Hour after Wizard Entertainment complained Now it seems that Josh Hoopes has set up the same scam at ConceptArt.org, again posing as someone called Greg Garwood and providing an e-mail address too… Remember, this is not Wizard, none of this is true, he is just trying to scam people or[...]
Josh Hoopes Tried The Wizard Scam Again, Posing As Greg G
The following piece was posted onto the Freelance site People Per Hour. Wizard Magazine seeking out new comic ideas for publication around Christmas As we are just starting to release info regarding this new event we won't be advertising in Wizard Mag until the end of Nov to hopefully start getting getting the first set of issues[...]
John Macaluso Named Wizard World CEO
Appointed to the board of directors of Wizard World in May last year, John Macaluso was yesterday made CEO of Wizard World, the company that runs conventions across North America, maintains a pop culture website and, most famously, used to publish a monthly comics-based magazine. No, not the drummer. Macaluso used to own California Concepts, a clothes[...]
Tribute Album Aims To Get Gareb Shamus His Old Job At Wizard Back
Something tells me that the expressed aims of this album may be a teensy tiny bit on the disogenuous side. But ex-Wizard staffer Chris Ward has recorded an album with the express aim of getting Gareb Shamus his position as CEO of Wizard Entertainment back. WIZtory Vol 1: Rock To Reinstate Gareb Shamus As the One True[...]