First off, I have to thank my good friend Bob Colling for not only giving me the forum for this column, but, also for giving me the OK to piggyback off of his concept for recapping magazines.
While “Inside the Magazine” is something of a catch all, featuring whatever magazines Bob has access to. Retro Reading is going to focus specifically on the 1980’s.
As a young fan in the 1980’s and 90’s, the wrestling magazines were intrinsic to my childhood. Even before I could actually read, I would just look at the pictures whenever my father, grandfather, or uncle would get one, or would just have one lying around. Then, later on, when I got older and got an allowance, I would not only buy them for myself, but I would order back issues. These were the days before eBay, when I had to order them directly from the publisher, and wait 4-6 weeks. The kids today have it too easy! (more…)