Before comics news websites, before email, and before BBSs, when comics fans wanted information about the comic books they were reading, they went to the Comics Buyer’s Guide (CBG). Published between 1971 and 2013, the Comics Buyer’s Guide reported news about comic book publishers, artists, related media endeavors and featured robust advertising for many of the biggest sellers of comics and related items. Additionally, noted creators John Jackson Miller, Peter David and Mark Evanier contributed columns to the paper. CBG was also famous for its letters column that featured letters from many of the famous creators of the period, including John Byrne and Erik Larsen.
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