Back in mid-May, I wrote about Fantasm Media Group, a new company that will focus on creating limited edition, niche culture magazines. Run by former Fangoria editor Chris Alexander, Brian Steward (Heavy Metal magazine), and designer Bill Mohalley, the company will create officially licensed magazines that will focus on “…some of horror, dark fantasy, rock and roll, and pop culture’s most celebrated names.”
The first issue of Fantasm was revealed to be all about George A. Romero, including, “…exclusive new interviews and testimonials from Romero alumni and friends like Greg Nicotero, John Russo, Peter Grunwald, Scott Reiniger, Joe Pilato, Lee Karr and many, many more. Plus tons of rare, unpublished photos and amazing full color stills.
Alexander writes, “We had no idea we were creating a memorial when we began this project. George got the diagnosis after we started and then it became a race to get this magazine printed before he passed, so he could see all the amazing words and love from all his friends and colleagues. We knew it was coming, but it makes it no easier to process.”
He continues, adding, “George often signed his name with the tagline, “Stay Scared!” He left us an unparalleled body of work that will keep scaring generations to come. We hope in some small way, this magazine will help to preserve his legacy.”
The first issue is up for pre-order for only $20. The issue is limited to 2,000 copies and I already pre-ordered one, so there’s, at most, 1,999 copies left!