The great people at Retromags have found and shared the first issue of EGM, dated May 1989! Are you unseen-geek enough to find some beta screens in it?
“This issue was incredibly hard to come by on Ebay, I believe in the past 3 years of running Retromags, I have maybe only ever seen it listed 3-4 times. I hope you guys enjoy this release! A big thanks goes out to Meppi for sacrificing his Mario Kart play time to clean up the scans of this issue. I would also like to thank everyone who donates to this site, those donations help us acquire these rare gems for preservation. As this issue is now scanned, I have re listed it on Ebay for selling. We will be taking the money won from selling this issue to acquire more missing EGM issues.”
You can download the file @ Retromags:
They are even working on getting a full set of the first 10 years of EGM released, so help them if you can!