In a statement Wednesday, Krause blamed "poor market conditions" for the move. Issue No. 1,699 will be the last one published.
The magazine was started by Alan Light as The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom, publishing monthly at first, then twice a month, then weekly. Krause acquired the magazine in 1983 and changed the name to Comics Buyer's Guide shortly thereafter, with Don and Maggie Thompson as editors.
Krause, based in Wisconsin, is part of Cincinnati-based F+W Media Inc. The magazine's website will remain active as an archive resource.