The Magic Is Gone: The Passing Of Wizard Magazine

In January of this year, the culture of comics was hit with a surprising, saddening blow. Wizard, the magazine that has been keeping comic fans informed of the developments in their favorite medium since 1991, was going out of print. To some, this isn’t simply the phasing out of a magazine, it is a signifier of the changes that have come to a market and medium that is now probably more successful than it ever has been in its lifespan, so why would a publication that was unquestionably the #1 mainstream source for comic news flounder in a time when comics are in greater demand than ever?

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