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MANDATORY EDITORIAL SECTION Ver 49.001
Greetings and welcome to this glorious download of the only legal comics magazine left in the world! As is the custom, we are celebrating the one hundredth year of continuous publication, Hail Wizard! Oh, the good times we have had, have we not, citizens? That Wizard bunny also provided much merriment. That is, before he was revealed to be anti-progressive in his thinking. You will delete any pleasant memories of said bunny immediately.
Many anti-progressive thinking individuals have declared that comics are a dying art. This is an untruth, and those who willfully continue to hold such an opinion against the Wizard-mandated allowances of free expression shall be punished. Comics are as viable a commercial product as ever. Wizard says so. Wizard is your friend. Commerce is the only truth. Art is a prison. All Hail Wizard!
Pardon me. I must feed my shrunken Gary Groth. Hello, shrunken Gary! How would you like a nice sardine? Oh, you wouldn't? I suppose you go hungry then. It is no concern of mine, you shrunken ex-publisher of a rival comics magazine. Just remember, I bought you, and I can crush you. What's that you say? You've changed your mind? Perhaps you'll eat the sardine? I thought so.
Oh, and we have some good news to report! In our glorious struggle to promote the comics industry that we have all been forced to love, mandatory subscription rates to Wizard have been trebled. Hail Wizard!
But there's more! For a glorious additional fee, all articles containing suggestively attired females now contain a WIZARD HOT LINK, which, when pressed, sends a micro-electrical charge directly into the sexual pleasure centers of the reader's hypothalamus. Boys from the ages of twelve to eighteen may apply for a bulk rate for this service. Females wishing to use this service report to my office for "deprogramming." Wear something leather and don't tell anyone where you're going.
Additionally, we are proud to announce the glorious purchase of the area surrounding our annual convention, which was formerly called Chicago. Hail Wizard!
Finally, it is my glorious duty to dispel an anti-progressive rumor that some wrong-thinking individuals have been spreading along the menta-net; namely, that I am not Gareb Shamus at all, but am in fact merely his mentally-enhanced bladder, the only organ left functioning after a life of mischief and debauchery. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am in fact his entire urinary tract.
The following terms are no longer allowed. Delete them from your vocabulary centers at once.
"PRISTINE"....replace with "CREAMY"
"BLADDER (in ref. to Gareb Shamus only)"....replace with "URINARY TRACT"
"DESPOTIC (in ref. to G.S. Urinary Tract)"...replace with "BELOVED"
"EVIL (In ref. to Wizard only)" ...replace with "FUN"
"ALESSI" ... replace with "KING OF EUROPE"
That is all.
I am disgusted with AOL/Time/Warner/Burger King/Fed Ex/Columbia/Kid Rock/Holiday Inn/Universal/Sony/Nintendo/Budget Rent-a-Car/DC Comics' treatment of my favorite character, Superman.
Whenever sales show the slightest dip, they always pull out some gimmicky storyline, and expect we poor fans to buy up each download, at a cost of nearly nine thousand dollars apiece. Who does AOL/Time/Warner/Burger King/Fed Ex/Columbia/Kid Rock/Holiday Inn/Universal/Sony/Nintendo/Budget Rent-a-Car/DC Comics think they are? Counting the crossover downloads, my comics this month will cost nearly two hundred thousand dollars. And all I hear from them about it is how the price of cranial wetware is so expensive. I'm not stupid, AOL/Time/Warner/Burger King/Fed Ex/Columbia/Kid Rock/Holiday Inn/Universal/Sony/Nintendo/Budget Rent-a-Car/DC Comics!
Besides, we all know eventually Superman will grow his body back again, right? Am I right?
Keeblo Tolland V14ld, NOT a fan of the Spinal Cord of Steel!
Keeblo, you will be re-educated. Your anti-commercial thinking is very disloyal. Joy is an illusion. Hail Wizard!
I did as you said and turned in my parents for not having their comics professionally graded by the Comics Guaranty Megalithic Corporation. The police came last night. I miss them. I'm afraid.
Suliman Juarez L231a, likes X-Force and Wrestling
Suliman, you are to be commended for your courageous actions. Although we cannot return your parents, turn to mental page 68 for an article on the return of GATE CRASHER that will no doubt cheer you up. This is not a request.
I have a copy of GATE CRASHER #3 in doubleplusgood condition. How much is it worth?
It is beyond value.
And that is all the time we have today for b-mail. Since you expect to be amused by my commentary, I will provide you with a mirthful image. I am now sticking a banana up my ass.
JIM McLAUCHLINBOT 3000
Jim McLauchlinbot 3000 enjoys processing numerical code and displaying images on his forehead monitor. He does not enjoy pie per se, but understands that the word itself contains humorous connotations.
BATMAN TO COME OUT OF CLOSET............WITH FEMALE WOMAN!
BILL JEMAS GIVEN RECORD-BREAKING THIRD NOBEL PRIZE!
PAPER INVENTS "POW, BAM!" HEADLINE FOR COMICS ARTICLE!
NET-READY STUN-GUNS REDUCE TROLL BEHAVIOR BY 57%!
EDITOR NOT TRASHED! "HE'S GREAT!," SAYS WRITER!
SIMON AND SHUSTER REVIVED, VOW HOLY VENGEANCE ON ALL!
BATTLE CHASERS #10 SOLICITED!
NEW FAN BAFFLED BY SPEEDBALL CONTINUITY, SPIN-OFFS!
WIZARD TOP TEN WRITERS
- Grant Morrison
- Greg Ruckatron (shareware)
- Warren Ellis III
- Tanya Michael Bendis (post-operative)
- Mark Waid Mark IV
- Piddles, The Computer That Loves To Plot
- Grant Morrison (sponsored by XEROX)
- Mark Millar and Vestigial Radioactive Twin
- Alan Moore's Sentient Beard
- The Vertigo Communal Writer Being From Beyond The Stars
WIZARD TOP TEN ARTISTS
- Frank "BodyThief" Quitely
- The Kubert Gestalt
- George Perez' Currently Popular Swiper
- The Angry Spirit of John Byrne
- Cyborg Attack Jae Lee With Mega-Draw Action
- Microsoft Sienkiewicz Suite For Windows
- Frank Miller Artificially Intelligent Urn
- Adam "Please Let Me Die!" Hughes
- The Dali Neal Adams Lama
- Petrie Dish Romita Specimen
WIZARD PRICE GUIDE
FOR THE SAKE OF ORDER, ALL VINTAGE COMICS ARE PRICED AT $15,000 EACH, WITH THE FOLLOWING LIST OF EXCEPTIONS:
YOUNGBLOOD #1 .............................. $2.00
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