A while back, we brought you the news that Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was teaming up with Wizard World to create a comic book about himself, which was somehow both mystifying and, given Wizard's slow transition from taste-making comics mag to traveling celebrity sideshow, perfectly logical. Today, thanks to our colleagues over at MTV Geek, we now know the details of this upcoming masterpiece.
In order to bring the Situation's adventures to the
In the words of Michael Sorrentino himself, "Super hero Sitch coming soon!!" Thanks to a new deal with Wizard World Inc., "The Situation" is going to star in his own superhero comic. The deal not only taps the fis
Gareb Shamus is no longer the President, CEO and Director of Wizard World, Inc. after resigning from his duties in a letter dated December 1. The news was made public in the company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the move was made within a week of Shamus' much hyped but decidedly unsuccessful digital magazine, also called Wizard World, disappearing from the Internet. Shamus' blog on
What Wizard overlord Gareb Shamus once called "the smartest business decision" of his life seems not to have panned out, as the Wizard World digital magazine he launched earlier this year appears to have been, well, deleted.Presently, visitors to the WizardWorldDigital.com URL will
Back in January, Wizard Entertainment announced the cancelation of Wizard Magazine, which had reigned for almost 20 years as one of the most prominent voice of mainstream comics, presumably so that CEO and self-help enthusiastGareb Shamus could devote more time to his responsibilities running the International Fight League Black Bull Comics the Wizard World family of comic book and entertainment conventions.
It was a pretty surprising move, and I'll admit that as much as I feel I eventually moved away from Wizard, there was a time when I was a devoted reader, and I've got a stack of back issues from 1996 to 2000 to prove it. With the news of the magazine's cancellation, I decided to go through them and enjoy a little nostalgia, and I've got to admit, there's a lot of really good stuff in there. They didn't just pioneer the irreverent, humorous style that would later be completely embraced by the Comics Internet, but the issues I went through featured original work from creators like Stan Sakai and Evan Dorkin, spotlights on offbeat comics like Rick Remender's Black Heart Billy, and recommendations on back issues that were well worth digging through quarter bins for.
Wizard Magazine continues to die the death by a thousand cuts, and this month they're dropping their long-running price guide section, which detailed the rise and fall of back issue prices. As I am no longer 12 and waiting with bated breath to see whether my NM issue of "Shi" #1 has gone red or blue this month, it is very ha
Artist Ryan Dunlavey ("Comic Book Comics," "M.O.D.O.K.: Dark Reign") has posted a whole series of "just draw everything" commissions for Wizard magazine, most of which involve dozens of comics characters throwing parties and hanging out. There's a Green Lantern/Waldo mashup called "Where's Guy Gardner?", a "Limbo Lounge" full of depart
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