George Romero
George Romero as seen in the documentary "Birth of the Living Dead."
George Romero as seen in the documentary “Birth of the Living Dead.”

George A. Romero, revitalizer of the zombie genre and inspiration behind a new magazine?

Print veterans Chris Alexander (editor of FANGORIA, GOREZONE, DELIRIUM, KISS Magazine and horror editor at www.ComingSoon.net), Brian Steward (writer and artist for HEAVY METAL, FANGORIA, KISS Magazine, DELIRIUM) and the renowned designer Bill Mohalley (VAMPIRELLA, CREEPY, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, FANGORIA, KISS Magazine, Delirium, etc. etc) have teamed up as a trio to launch a new publishing company, FANTASM MEDIA GROUP’, specializing in the production of niche culture magazines. And the first in FANTASM’s publications is a magazine devoted to Horror Master George Romero!

[Related: Delirium’ Ventures To The Twilight Zone’ For It’s 13th Issue]

“FANTASM MEDIA GROUP” is said to feature “the creation of high quality, limited edition and officially licensed magazines focusing on some of horror, dark fantasy, rock and roll and pop culture’s most celebrated names.”

George Romero has already spoken out about the publishing company’s choice to feature him claiming he’s “honored”. Romero is known for his career of producing a strew of zombie/horror pictures such as Night Of The Living Dead’, Dawn Of The Dead’ and The Crazies’. Cover art featuring Romero on the still-in-development magazine is posted below. The magazine will focus primarily on the legendary director’s work on his “Dead” films.

Per the official press release:

 Veteran print media figures Chris Alexander (editor of FANGORIA, GOREZONE, DELIRIUM, KISS Magazine and horror editor at www.ComingSoon.net), Brian Steward (writer and artist for HEAVY METAL, FANGORIA, KISS Magazine, DELIRIUM) and legendary designer Bill Mohalley (VAMPIRELLA, CREEPY, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, FANGORIA, KISS Magazine, DELIRIUM and dozens more) have teamed up to start a new publishing company specializing in the production of niche culture magazines.

Announcing the birth of FANTASM MEDIA GROUP, a venture dedicated to the creation of high quality, limited edition and officially licensed magazines focusing on some of horror, dark fantasy, rock and roll and pop culture’s most celebrated names. For their first issue, Alexander, Steward and Mohalley are excited to be creating a magazine DEADicated to one of cinemas most revered auteurs and the man who refined, perfected and popularized the modern zombie mythos: writer, producer and director George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD etc.).

“This is a logical step for us,” says Alexander of the partnership.

“Bill has been making magazines for over 40 years and my working relationship with him making 6 years of FANGORIA magazines – though he has been their art director since 1983 – yielded not only dozens of exciting mass produced magazines but an enduring friendship. Brian is a revered fine artist and writer who has been working in the industry for years and the three of us have continued working together on DELIRIUM magazine with great success. We have a shared love of print media and horror movies and pop culture and FANTASM MEDIA is our bid to create beautifully produced magazines made exclusively for the collectors market. And to kick off with a licensed tribute to our friend and hero George A. Romero is an honor indeed.”

“Monster magazines were a huge part of my childhood and I love making them with these guys. It only made sense to strike out on our own to create the kind of high quality collectible magazines we wanted to see, but never did. A lot of people think print is dead, but the truth is, print will never die. The need to hold a magazine or book in your hands will always be greater than the need to have a picture of it on a screen. Digital is fine, but I can’t put that on my shelf,” added Steward.

“I’m honored to be the first cat featured in this new series,” says Romero.

“And I absolutely love the cover art! Here’s to many more great magazines to come.”

The FANTASM MEDIA magazine series isn’t out yet like I mentioned before, but it will debut by this Summer with the Romero mag to kick it off! August 2017, the very first issue, featuring the Iconic Romero will be up for purchase!

The still-in-production print series will be available at select retail stores and directly on www.fantasm-media.com. Pre-sales will be announced soon.

Fantasm Media has also announced they’ll be attending fan conventions across the U.S. and Canada in the upcoming year. Be on the look out!

Advertising space in FANTASM MEDIA’s publications is available now, visit www.FantasmMedia.com.

@HMZHorror

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