Comics Buyer’s Guide Ending with the March 2013 Issue

January 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:


CBG 1699January 9, 2013 –F+W Media, Inc. announced today the closure of Comics Buyer’s Guide effective with the March 2013 issue. The Company cited the niche title’s small circulation and a steady decline in advertising as the primary reason for its discontinuation.

“Ceasing publication of a magazine is never an easy decision, but there are several forces that have worked against CBG’s sustainability,” said David Blansfield, President, F+W Media. “With vast amounts of freely available comics information online, declining paid circulation and advertising, and the costs and constraints of print, continuing to publish a monthly, small-circulation title like CBG has become financially and operationally unsustainable.”

Comics Buyer’s Guide (CBG) has been a wonderful resource for comics buffs,” said Scott Tappa, F+W Media Publisher. “We want to express our appreciation and thanks to the entire CBG community – to our staff and all our many contributors and partners, our readers and our advertisers – who have supported Comics Buyer’s Guide over its 30-year history.”

Current subscribers to the magazine will receive a two-for-one conversion to CBG sister publication Antique Trader: a biweekly that has served the antiques and collectibles community since 1957. (For every issue of CBG remaining in a subscription, subscribers will receive two issues of Antique Trader.) The site and its Facebook page will exist as an archived resource.

F+W Media, Inc., the leading enthusiast media Company, serves more than 20 niche consumer and B-to-B communities through its vast portfolio of events, ecommerce, online education, ebooks, emags, print media and more.


2 Responses to “Comics Buyer’s Guide Ending with the March 2013 Issue”
  1. Pablo says:

    So sad to see another comic book news and reviews magazine disappear. Wizard is gone, and now Comics Buyers Guide. That only leaves Alter Ego and Back Issue which you rarely see at a newsstand or Barnes and Noble. Or the UK comic book magazines. I much rather read articles about comics in a magazine than online but there is just not enough support for these type of magazines.

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