Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Already Missing Comic Foundry

Last night I got home to an unexpected treat- the final issue of Comic Foundry. It came with my DCBS order, and that made my night. I have really enjoyed this magazine and am sad that this was the last issue. Comic Foundry combines independent goodness with the big names, and manages to keep from being gratuitous on the T&A art. (It felt good to say gratuitous after such a long dry spell!)

As someone who gave up Wizard a long time ago, I found Comic Foundry to be a breath of fresh air. I appreciated the insights into creators that would never have found a voice in Wizard. I also liked the helpful hints and opinion pieces. This magazine was never afraid to tell it like it is, and the great thing about it being in print was that it wasn't tainted with internet comments that tended to ruin a great deal of my enjoyment here in the web zone.

It is my fondest wish that someday Comic Foundry comes back. I already miss it, and it wasn't around that long. The magazine fills a void for the more mature reader in me. I never felt like there was excessive fluff, and I never felt pandered to. This was the real thing.

Thanks for the quality entertainment, and come back soon!

1 comment:

George S. said...

I've never heard of Comic Foundry up until a couple of months ago, when I rediscovered my love for writing and blogging. I've never seen them here in the Philippines...does anybody trustworthy sell back issues of this anywhere?