Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson at Comic-Con 2019, July 18-21 at the San Diego Convention Center

Writer, editor, Comics Buyer’s Guide

Award-winning Maggie Thompson still has the copy of Dell Four Color #103 (Easter with Mother Goose) that she bought when she was three. That’s because her (science-fiction-fan) mom and dad encouraged her to read—and collect—comic books and attend conventions. As a result, she and her husband, Don, were pioneering publishers of comics fanzines and eventually took over Comics Buyer’s Guide, where she worked for 30 years. These days, she writes online columns for Comic-Con’s Toucan blog and Gemstone Publishing, maintains her website, and is delighted that today’s readers get to see the best of what’s old and new.