The demise of the print Wizard magazine early this year and The Comics Journal‘s move to becoming mostly an online publication has led to a dearth of comic book magazines on physical shelves, with only the likes of Comics Buyer’s Guide and Alter Ego holding down the fort.
Another publication is joining the fray in February 2012 — Multiverse, a UK publication started in 2010 that’s attempting to gain a foothold in the US market. It’s being released in conjunction with Ardden Entertainment — the publisher of Flash Gordon comics, among others — and is kicking off with a 68-page issue “promotionally priced” at $4.99.
“My goal has always been to produce an entertaining title that occupies the middle ground between the late Wizard and the moved-to-another-plane Comics Journal,” said publisher Mike Conroy in an official press release.
What kind of stuff does Multiverse cover? Taking a look at their website, past issues have included “exclusive interviews” with the likes of Ghost Rider writer Rob Williams and artist Frank Quitely (both Brits) puls I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (American). The two covers for the first two issues of the US edition are after the jump, and notice their use of the Newsarama-coined term “DCnU.”