NEW NSU: Volume 22 – No. 2Posted: April 10, 2011
NSU’s latest issue came out last week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see The Invisible Woman (from the Fantastic Four) featured on the cover; and if that was good, things kept getting better at every page-turn, as this month’s issue came jam-packed with very interesting reads.
One particularly appealing article was “Classic Cult Cards-from Sci-Fi to Sword & Sorcery”, written by Charlie Novinskie, and it reviewed the soon-to-be-released fantasy and sci-fi series from Cult Stuff. So if you are an FPG collector and a fan of its fantasy artist sets-as I sure am- I highly recommend this piece.
This issue’s Promo column discussed different promo cards from the animated series “Thomas & Friends”. In another period of my life, this article would have been ignored, but parenthood has a weird effect on people (lol). My kid loves the show, so it was cool to learn a bit about these cards.
Lastly, it is worth to mention Dave Thopson’s new column Beyond Non-Sports. This new section centers on themes not directly link to NS cards but yet related in some way. This column premier gave a glimpse of the “Magic: The Gathering” world. It was very informative and entertaining piece with some very interesting insights and ideas on the card game.
Here’s the list of articles on this issue as display on the NSU webpage:
Editorial: Where, Who, What?
Venturous Vixens: Rittenhouse Archives presents the darlings of dilemma in this splashy new Marvel set.
Beyond Non-Sports: The Game is Afoot! – NSU thinks outside the non-sports box in the premier edition of this exciting new column.
Classic Cult Cards—From Sci-Fi to Sword & Sorcery Barbarians, dragons, and…Martians?
The Notorious Bettie Page: The original Dangerous Diva!
Horror Monsters Mystery. There’s more to this creepy classic than most collectors realize.
I cannot end this review without mentioning the Notes column by Roxane Toser where she shared some of her frustration with the downfall of our hobby and the apparent apathetic attitude of some collectors. On this note I have to say that indeed we’ve been somewhat “dormant” with the growth of our hobby. There’s much we can do in order to get people hooked with collecting. We HAVE to get young people back on collecting; and we HAVE to be creative if we want Non-Sports to survive this recession.