Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MFTV #33 Shipping Update

Due to the passing of my father-in-law my shipping schedule for the new issue has change somewhat. I'll do my best to get everything in the mail by the end of the week, but it may be early Monday before the final issues make it in the mail. Hopefully everyone will have their copy in time for Halloween. Thanks for your understanding and patience.


MAY 17, 1923 - OCTOBER 20, 2014

On Monday, October 20, 2014, my father-in-law passed away. Things had been touch and go since last Thursday when he returned to the hospital for the second time in two weeks. He was 91 and lived a good life and had a very loving family. His wife of 65 years was there when he passed, and the whole family got to spend time with him this weekend. The love and devotion he and and my mother-in-law had for each other was truly special and it was something I unfortunately never witnessed with my own parents. Even though his condition was up and down since Thursday, he perked up when his granddaughter returned from college to see him on Sunday. It was like he was holding on to see her one last time. Then later, when his grandson said goodbye and was getting ready to leave his room, he let go of his wife's hand and reached his hand out to shake my nephew's hand one last time. This was the way he always said hello and goodbye, and he was the one who taught my nephew to shake hands many years ago. He was a WWII veteran, and fondly remembered seeing many of the classic horror films on the big screen. He loved reading every issue of Monsters from the Vault and showed them off to friends. He was also one hell of a photographer (a talent my lovely wife Marian inherited) and took photos up until a couple of years ago. He was loved by many and will be missed by us all. Rest in peace, Mr. O.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Monsters from the Vault #33 Now Shipping!

The new issue premiered at Monster Bash (October 10-12, 2014). This weekend I've been going through copies and prepping everything for shipping. Unfortunately, I found out tonight that the Dymo LabelWriter 450 that I had been using with (monthly fee) is not compatible with Dymo Stamps Powered by Endicia (which is free). I need to upgrade my thermal printer to print my postage. I just ordered the new printer through and it'll be here on Tuesday (10/21/14). I did print out the remaining stamps (58 of them) that I had onhand for, so 58 copies will go out in Monday's mail (10/20/14) along with some wholesale orders. The remaining copies will ship on Wednesday (10/22/14). Copies were shipped to Diamond Comic Distributors on 10/9/14 and should start to hit stores on either 10/22/14 or 10/29/14. So everyone should have their copy in time for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MFTV #33 Article Sneak Peeks!

Below is the Table of Contents and sneak peeks of the three articles appearing in Monsters from the Vault #33. Click on the link below the images to open a two-page PDF. The issue premiere at last week's Monster Bash Convention. Subscriber copies, single issue orders, and contributor copies will start to the ship the week of October 20th and all copies will be in the mail by Friday, October 24th. The issue should arrive in comic book stores either October 22nd or 29th.