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Celebrating Pizzazz magazine - Blog of Much Holding
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Celebrating Pizzazz magazine


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Anybody remember Pizzazz Magazine? It was an attempt by Marvel Comics to enter the teen magazine market in the late seventies, and I was a subscriber. I LOVED Pizzazz, because it was a lot more geeky than other magazines (it had a Star Wars comic story in the back!) and it also featured Marvel characters at every opportunity (I was always a Marvel guy).

How could you not love a magazine that had covers like this?

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Yes, that is The Fonz being hugged by the Hulk, while Spider-Man and Shaun Cassady toasts you,  the reader, with a freshly poured martini.

Best. Birthday. EVER.

I still have a couple of back issues in my collection, but need to pickup some more on eBay soon. The hoarder in me demands it.

Here’s a Marvel comics ad promoting Pizzazz:

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And here’s a TV ad!

Joseph Dickerson is a user experience professional and UX Lead for Microsoft based out of Atlanta, GA. He has implemented processes in user testing, design and ethnographic research and provided design and consulting services for many different projects and organizations.

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