2006Q3 issue of DB2 Magazine available
DB2 Magazine: Volume 11 Number 3 - Quarter 3, 2006
The latest issue of DB2 Magazine, devoted almost entirely to pureXML, is available as pixels and on paper. If you've been waiting to get your feet wet with DB2 9's native XML engine, this issue has plenty of helpful articles to get you started.
I am guessing that the decision to obscure half of Thor Thomassen's face on the cover was an artistic one and not done to hide some sort of disfiguring injury.