Wizard Magazine 22, June 1993, Cartoonist Kayfabe

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg continue to dissect the turbulent comic book speculator boom on the 1990s while looking through antique copies of Wizard Magazine.

What to expect in this issue:

* Malibu's Ultraverse is announced!

* Chris Claremont's life after X-Men. An interview.

* Joe Quesada is talking is hopes and dreams about wanting to leave a mark on the industry.

* Ron Wagner, the Morbius Artist, cuts promos on the series writer, Len Kaminski

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Wizard Magazine issue 21, Cartoonist Kayfabe

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg continue to dissect the turbulent comic book speculator boom on the 1990s while looking through antique copies of Wizard Magazine.

Some of this issues contents:

• Jae Lee takes center stage and talks Youngblood: Strikefile, WildCATs Trilogy, Namor, John Byrne, and more! • Liefeld interview 2: Youngblood, Bloodstrike, Brigade, Prophet, Image, editors, publishers, and late books • Star Trek comics • Ray Bradbury comics at Topps and the all-star lineup of artists drawing them: Richard Corben, Al Williamson, Mike Mignola! • Topps' Kirbyverse comics: Steve Ditko draws the Secret City! • The Comics Code, Mike Allred in Palmer's Picks, and Wizard's editor vows to never read manga - a proclamation that upsets Jim and Ed so much that they make a new t-shirt in response:  • PLUS - the winners of the Cable cover contest in Brutes & Babes!

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Cartoonist Kayfabe on Wizard Magazine issue 18, February 1993

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg continue down the 1990s comic book speculation bubble:

• ANIA - the Association of Black Publishers is born! • Image and Malibu breakup • Palmer's Picks: Ted McKeever, Eddy Current, Metropol, and more! • Elfquest's influence on a young Eddie P • Spawn 9 and its legacy: Todd McFarlane v Neil Gaiman

Supplemental Links:

Neil Gaiman's 2002 deposition

Todd McFarlane 2002 deposition

ANIA - Unsung Heroes of the Black Comics Movement,

1992 CBS Evening News Feature on Omega 7 Comics

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Cartoonist Kayfabe: Wizard Magazine issue 17, January 1993

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg continue down the 1990s comic book speculation rabbit hole to discuss Wizard 17 from January 1993. In this issue:

• Brutes and Babes: Bart Sears on Cover design including Hip Hop Family Tree, Street Angel, and X-Men: Grand Design • Valiant gets the spotlight • Fabian Nicieza writing and editing a lot of books • Tom Palmer's X-mas recommendationsDave Sim passes the halfway point of Cerebus and reflects on Image, Wizard, self-publishing, the direct market, and Jack Kirby's revolutionary work at the dawn of the Marvel Universe • Roy Thomas adapts Francis Ford Copolla's Bram Stoker's Dracula for Topps and Mike Mignola • Batman is sad • Wizard puts out a call for homemade fanzines!!!

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Cartoonist Kayfabe: Wizard Magazine 16, December 1992

Ed and Jim's investigation into the 1990's comic book speculation boom and bust continues! In this issue:

*The second wave of Image Comics creators is officially upon us with the release of Darker Image issue 1.

*Cartoonist Lea Hernandez drops some knowledge about the trials and tribulations of the comic book business.

*Palmer's Picks: Hepcats, and the first announcement of Peter Laird's monumental Xeric Grant for self publishers.

* Kevin Eastman creates the Words and Pictures museum!

*A Dale Keown interview talking about his soon to be published Image title, Pitt!

* Fan Favorite artist, Kelley Jones speaks to Wizard about his drawing career, from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics to an Alien series published by Dark Horse comics

* Speaking of Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Wizard investigates the comic to see how it compares and contrasts with previous iterations of the DC Sandman character, dating back to the 1940s.

* All this and tons more.

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