Wednesday, July 31, 2013

MFTV #32 Shipping Update

Unfortunately I'm still working on sending out subscription copies and single issue orders of Monsters from the Vault #32 and I still have a long way to go! After a mad rush to get the issue done in time for Monster Bash and a major push to get the MFTV Archives Volume 1 done in time for the Bash also (which didn't happen), then the Bash of course, I was just plain worn out. Also, after 10 years of working as a Test Director for the US Army (75% desk work/25% field work) my job was eliminated due to sequestration right before the Bash. That's the bad news, the good news is I still have a job working for the Army but in a different position. The downside is it's a much, much more physically demanding job and I'm outside doing a lot of physical labor all day and when I get home from work I'm bushed. It's going to take me a while to get use to the new position (and to get in shape). Therefore, the week after Monster Bash I just couldn't force myself to undertake my large mailing and put it off until last weekend. But I had concert tickets out of town on Friday night and didn't get home into 4:00AM Saturday and was pretty much wiped out the rest of the weekend after the first tough week at my new job and late night. Unfortunately I'm not as young as I use to be. While none of this should mean a hill of beans to my readers and subscribers (they want what they paid their hard earned money for), I always try to be upfront and honest about what's going on with MFTV. Thus, most subscriber copies haven't mailed yet and most likely won't until Monday (8/5/13) as again this week I'm still too tired to work on it after my tough work day. I've set aside the whole weekend to complete my mailing and finish up Volume 1 of the MFTV Archives so I can mail it out on Monday also. The response has been greater than I anticipated and the new issue which features an ad for it hasn't even reached most of our readers/subscriber's hands yet. Unfortuantely, this just solidifies my desire to end the magazine as I truly feel I'm getting burned out. But I'll press on until I hit that 20 year mark no matter how though the going gets over the next two years. Bottom-line, there's no real excuse (that matters to most of you) for the delay in shipping out the new issue, but I wanted to be honest with you like always. Good things will come to those who wait and soon the wait will be over. Thanks for your patience and understanding (hopefully)!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Monsters from the Vault Archives Volume 1

Did you miss out on one of the early issues of Monsters from the Vault? If so, now’s your chance to go back to where it all started. We’re proud to offer high quality PDFs of Issues 1 through 10 (all of which have been long sold out, except for issue #4) for the first time in a digital format. You can print them out and read them on your computer, tablet, or eReader. As long as your device supports Adobe PDF files, you’re good to go! Two more volumes will be released in the future, so eventually you’ll have the complete run of Monsters from the Vault in a digital format. Fill in what you missed or save your print copies from the wear and tear of reading. The cost is $25.00 (postage included) and ordering info is up on our Web site. Click on the MFTV Archives banner on our home page to place your order. Due to a problem with one of the issue's files (forcing a rescan of the entire issue), the new estimated shipping date for Volume 1 is 8/5/13. Sorry for the delay.

MFTV #32 Article Sneak Peeks!

Below is the Table of Contents and sneak peeks of the three  articles appearing in Monsters from the Vault #32. Click on the link below the images to open a two-page PDF. The issue was printed on 7/10/13 and will premiere at next week's Monster Bash Convention. Subscriber copies, single issue orders, and contributor copies will start to the ship the week of July 29th and all copies will be in the mail by Monday, August 5th. The issue should arrive in comic book stores either August 7th or 14th.