wizard


Stephen Shamus Accuses Wizard World Executives Of Looting The Company

We’ve been following the case between Wizard World and co-founder and ex-executive Stephen Shamus. Shamus has submitted a number of papers to the court regarding the suit and his countersuit. Specifically, an attachment order to ensure that they have the money to pay out if they lose against him. He has issued Wizard an order […]


Stephen Shamus Names Names In Case Against Wizard World

We’ve been following and reporting on the Wizard World Vs Stephen Shamus case being going through the courts. With pop culture comic convention organiser Wizard World initially launching the case stating that Shamus had been stealing from the company, and engaging in fraud. Wizard co-founder Shamus denied this, stating that he hadn’t been paid what […]



Lying In The Gutters – 9th May 2016 – Wizard Buzzed

Tim Lundmark’s page has been removed from Wizard World. This is how it used to look…. Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week 1. Buzz Sends Tim Lundmark Packing At Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con 2. Gerry Conway Addresses Zack Snyder Rather Directly 3. Talking To Frank Cho, Man Of Outrage, About Attracting Women 4. Trouble […]


Box It Up: Wizard’s Unboxing, And A Nerd Block Comic Reveal…

A look through the month in comic book-related subscription boxes… [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTvUQAkH0dY[/youtube] That’s the Wizard World Presents Con In A Box… unboxing… Here’s how I looked afterwards. Visuals by Eve. Nerd Block will be getting an exclusive variant cover of Sonic: Worlds Unite: Battles #1 from Archie Comics at some point in th near future… …as […]

Fake Wizard Spawn Sketches, Not By Todd McFarlane And Whilce Portacio

There have been a rash of very poorly executed “rough drafts” of the Wizard Magazine  #205 cover by Whilce Portacio and Todd McFarlane, with equally offensively bad McFarlane signatures on eBay. Firstly “sickbreed” sells one for $99. So why not relist another one for a minimum for $149.99 Then “bobbybacon2336” sells one for $25. Then […]

Comic Panel Picks For Wizard World Chicago This Weekend

By Hannah Means-Shannon Recently, Wizard World Cons have been stepping up their panel presence, and much to the surprise of some con-goers, the expansion has mainly been into informative comic discussions since TV, film, and other areas of pop culture were already pretty well represented. Don’t believe us? Check out some of the genuinely interesting […]

Mike Cotton Joins DC Comics As Editor

One familiar name who I was surprised to see in DC’s editorial credits for the most recent issue of Earth Two was Mike Cotton. As editor of the book. Ex-editor of Wizard Magazine who was there until almost its dying days, he is also the publisher of Champion! as a comics magazine app, though that […]

Comics Conman Josh Hoopes Moves Wizard Scam To ConceptArt.Org

It was pulled from People Per Hour after Wizard Entertainment complained. Now it seems that Josh Hoopes has set up the same scam at ConceptArt.org, again posing as someone called Greg Garwood and providing an e-mail address too… Remember, this is not Wizard, none of this is true, he is just trying to scam people […]

Josh Hoopes Tried The Wizard Scam Again, Posing As Greg G

The following piece was posted onto the Freelance site People Per Hour. Wizard Magazine seeking out new comic ideas for publication around Christmas As we are just starting to release info regarding this new event we won’t be advertising in Wizard Mag until the end of Nov to hopefully start getting getting the first set […]

John Macaluso Named Wizard World CEO

Appointed to the board of directors of Wizard World in May last year, John Macaluso was yesterday made CEO of Wizard World, the company that runs conventions across North America, maintains a pop culture website and, most famously, used to publish a monthly comics-based magazine. No, not the drummer. Macaluso used to own California Concepts, […]

Get Ready for… Bleeding Cool Magazine!

Bleeding Cool, the premiere source for breaking news and gossip in the comic book industry (www.bleedingcool.com), will launch its own print magazine beginning in May 2012. Featuring editorial contributions from blog founder Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool Magazine will debut with an introductory #0 issue in late May, its worldwide in-store release coinciding with the Phoenix […]

Tribute Album Aims To Get Gareb Shamus His Old Job At Wizard Back

Something tells me that the expressed aims of this album may be a teensy tiny bit on the disogenuous side. But ex-Wizard staffer Chris Ward has recorded an album with the express aim of getting Gareb Shamus his position as CEO of Wizard Entertainment back. WIZtory Vol. 1: Rock To Reinstate Gareb Shamus As the […]

Wizard Gives $100 Credit Back To Ex-Subscribers

It’s a story that Bleeding Cool first covered last year, when Wizard Magazine went to free digital – what about the subscribers, a number of whom had put down $100 or more in advance. When initially challenged, Wizard told Bleeding Cool that people would be getting other magazines instead. Then that didn’t happen either. Reports […]

Gareb Shamus Resigns As Wizard World President, CEO And Director

Did you wonder why Gareb Shamus’ Wizard World blog, set up ostensibly to replace the Wizard World digital magazine, recently disappeared? This might be a reason. Pursuant to a letter of resignation dated December 1, 2011 (the “Resignation Letter”), Mr. Gareb Shamus resigned his positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. […]