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Wizard Comic Magazine #1

 
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whetteon
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Wizard Comic Magazine #1 Reply with quote

Laugh if you must but this magazine represented the modern age of collecting. With "what's hot charts" and sneak peaks it helped many of us understand the business side of collecting. Plus it has nostalgia power! I've been picking up NM copies for under $10. I'm also expecting issues 2 - 5 to do well eventually in the mid future. Hope

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Wizard. It was fun back in the day as I'd wait for the mailman to drop it off. I picked up the first issue for .50 a few years ago and read through it. Fun stuff!
When I see them sealed with the shiny Image card I buy them for the card. #11 was the first issue of this series I bought. I still love the cover. I used to hang all the posters from the mag on my bedroom wall.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a Wizard # 1, but I do have a VF/NM copy of Comic Values Monthly # 1, from 1984.

Good stuff.

Wizard # 17 (with the Valiant expose) was awesome.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that #17 was done in a Platinum edition also!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Wizard Comic Magazine #1 Reply with quote

whetteon wrote:
Laugh if you must but this magazine represented the modern age of collecting. With "what's hot charts" and sneak peaks it helped many of us understand the business side of collecting. Plus it has nostalgia power! I've been picking up NM copies for under $10. I'm also expecting issues 2 - 5 to do well eventually in the mid future. Hope


I share a similar view to yours. Mycomicshop almost never seems to have the first five issues in stock, since I started checking somewhat frequently circa 2017. Yet the price and volume of sales has been sluggish, issue 1 being the exception. Why has the Rule of 25 had such little effect on early issues of Wizard?
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