It’s finally here, folks — your October 2017 print edition of Famous Monsters!

You may have noticed that Famous Monsters has been missing from your newsstand as of late. The truth is, we’ve been storing up our energy and excitement for the biggest and best FM special of all time: FAMOUS MONSTERS 289.

Among the things that make Issue 289 so essential are its size (224 pages! That’s more than three times the size of a standard issue!), its scope (12 months worth of conventions and anniversaries), and its frequency: this bad boy only comes once a year — in October, just in time for Halloween.

In this special souvenir-style magbook…

  • We interview the directors of SHIN GODZILLA and give a heartfelt tribute to original Godzilla suit wearer Haruo Nakajima,
  • Speak with STAR TREK and THE SHAPE OF WATER star Doug Jones about creature acting,
  • Check in with Universal monster heroes about the “Dark Universe” reboots,
  • Celebrate the life and career of George A. Romero with exclusive photos and interviews,
  • Mark the 100th anniversary of the Westmore family’s dominance over the Hollywood makeup industry with Michael Westmore and the stars of FACE OFF,
  • Highlight sculptors and artists in special Dark Arts portfolios,
  • Share craft and cooking secrets for Halloween,
and so much more!
This one of a kind issue is available with four different painted covers, so pre-order yours today!

Diamond Retail Cover

SHIN GODZILLA by Yuji Kaida

Doug Jones in PAN'S LABYRINTH, STAR TREK, and HELLBOY

Newsstand Cover

DOUG JONES by Terry Wolfinger

In Memoriam George Romero by Rob Prior

Convention Exclusive Cover

GEORGE A. ROMERO by Rob Prior

Doug Bradley as Pinhead from HELLRAISER

CaptainCo Exclusive Cover

PINHEAD by Sanjulian