The latest in hepcat handbooks, Royal Flush, peaks right here on the cover with this Drew Friedman cartoon of funnyman Patton Oswalt. Still, they give their due to Dave Kingman, a legendary Cub/Met/Giant/Yankee/Angel/Padre/Athletic who managed 442 HRs, 1816 Ks, and one rat mailed to a journalist. Congrats to Richie Sexson (or “Sexton” if you go by Royal Flush’s spelling), who wins the 2008  Kingman award by posting 21 HRs with a .205 AVG last year in Seattle before earning his Yankee pinstripes last week.

I think this blurb on what’s in the new “ish” sums up why this magazine matters:

Plus, Hispanic Batman, Wilford Brimley, Lou Ferrigno, Zakk Wylde, Dave Kingman, The MANOWARDS, System of a Down, Carmine Appice, Todd McFarlane, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Dirtbombs, The Black Lips, Ryan Adams, In This Moment & Ozzy! The 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson¹s Thriller. Movie night with Ville Valo of HIM. Scott Weiland™s Prison Pal and so much more!