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I was messing around online and ended up on a page about Zzap!64 #107—and then I noticed the date: March 2022. Next month, that very first post-Newsfield Zzap!64 will be _20_ years old, thereby quite easily qualifying as ‘retro’ in and of itself. Blimey. Time really does blaze past, doesn’t it?
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Blimey indeed.

Didn’t see it until June of that year when I picked up the printed version at Back in Time.
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When you think about it, that issue came out quite soon after the last official issue of Zzap! i.e. around 8 years. 20 is a far bit more in the other direction now!

Funny that this website started around November 1997, seems a bit soon for nostalgia but I guess it was for the older issues of the 80's.
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May 1985: coverdate of #1
Nov 1992: coverdate of #90
Mar 1994: coverdate of CF #16/“Zzap!64 #106 (well, they did celebrate the 100th Zzap!64 in CF #10…)
Mar 2002: Zzap!64 107 (8-year gap)
Jul 2005: The Def Tribute to Zzap!64 (3 years)
Sep 2018: Zzap!64 annual 2019 (13 years!)
Sep 2019: Zzap!64 annual 2020
Feb 2021: Zzap!64 annual 2021
Mar 2021: coverdate of #1 ‘new era’ A5 mag
Feb 2022: ‘bookazine’ annuals back in WHSmith

So that last one’s about 28 years after the mag would last have been on the newsstands as a standalone—or around 17 years after we all cunningly flipped the Retro Gamer bagged version so it made it look like Zzap!64 was properly back in 2005. (We all did that, right?)
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CraigGrannell wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 2:55 pm or around 17 years after we all cunningly flipped the Retro Gamer bagged version so it made it look like Zzap!64 was properly back in 2005. (We all did that, right?)
I'm pretty sure Mort did that with the photos he uploaded / emailed to me at the time. It was a great to see it back in the magazine section indeed.
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Professor Brian Strain wrote: Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:09 pm So I have been a writer nearly 32 years...
Likewise... first piece publishing on Oracle Buzz computer section was June 1990...
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