... besides, I haven't done much of anything to deserve rest.
I think it's high time we got a comics magazine dead pool going. With news that COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE is jumping to a monthly magazine format the same month that TCJ jettisons the format that COMIC BOOK ARTIST has adopted in favor of a big, swank, COMIC ART-on-11 format; the launch of BACK ISSUE, the Dick Sargent for the CBA slot in Twomorrows' mini-empire of essentially identical magazines; WIZARD and WIZARD EDGE, Wizard's tentative but ongoing exploration of the funnybook-mag Mariana's Trench, where many a middle-of-the-road mag has gone to rest [see AMAZING HEROES, MUSINGS, COMICOLOGY, etc.]; COMICS RETAILER, COMICS INTERNATIONAL, HOGAN'S ALLEY, the new magazine version of COMICS INTERPRETER, SKETCH, the two AMAZING HEROES-looking butterbars that launched just a few months ago whose titles I can't remember and the other magazines I know I'm forgetting --- there is just no fucking way they'll all live to see 2005. As soon as I can remember how to work out odds and handicaps and all that crap, I'll be taking bets on who goes tits-up and when. I'm guessing this mini-glut will break long before the manga boom finally busts.