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They say that “Nothing stays dead in comics,” and that's exactly how the folks at Wizard World led off the announcement that they're getting back into the editorial fold with a "digital re-imagination, re-conception and re-launch of Wizard, as part of a new digital initiative which includes WizPop, a daily pop-culture news service reporting on the biggest stories of the day in pop-culture, entertainment, and fandom." Set to officially relaunch at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago (August 24-27, 2017), they say that "plans are in the works to return to publishing Wizard as a premium quarterly magazine." Magazines are a hard thing to relaunch in either print or digital, and that's something I have a little experience with myself.

Published in Books, Mags, Comics

I have to say, since BORDERS went out of business, I have not seen a copy of UK-based METAL HAMMER on the racks anywhere near me. That said, there's a reason why METAL HAMMER is one of the last print mags standing, and they continue to show that every month. For METAL HAMMER 253, their February 2014 issue, they've taken things into STAR WARS territory, with the entire issue taking inspiration from a galaxy far, far away, starting off with a cover by SIXMOREVODKA (said to have the "blessing of LUCASFILM). The mag goes on-sale January 7 (you can order direct from their UK site), or you can subscribe via (my affiliate) Amazon, though you probably won't get this one in time. Take a peek...

Published in Music for Grownups

Sports Illustrated KidsThis week, it's "go" time for holiday shopping, and my friends at Sports Illustrated Kids have a perfect stocking stuffer that can keep on giving for a full year. Right now, they're offering a special deal in which you can subscribe to SI Kids in print and on tablet for just $19.95, then send another gift of 12 issues for only $5 bucks! With winter here (it's 19 degrees at Rock Father HQ as I type this), it can be hard to keep kids active, and SI Kids is a great way to sprinkle a little inspiration into the mix.