Celebrating Pizzazz magazine
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?
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:
And here’s a TV ad!