The Monsters are HERE!

This week, we’re shipping Monster Mash, author Mark Voger’s outrageously fun book on the Monster Craze of the 1960s. If like me, you grew up building the Aurora model kits of Frankenstein and the Wolfman, or stayed up late on Friday nights watching Shock Theater’s rerun of old Monster movies, you will absolutely love this book.

Don’t believe me? Check out the free preview we’ve posted HERE.

It’s a full-color hardcover, beautifully designed, with hundreds of images and interviews with everyone from the cast of Dark Shadows, to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Back issues of BACK ISSUE are on sale through July 1

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All back issues of BACK ISSUE magazine are on sale for 40% off, now through July 1. So complete your collection while the savings last!

(The sale is for PRINT issues only, ordered through our website. It doesn’t include digital editions, the latest or upcoming issues, or bundles or subscriptions.)

Three new mags ship today!

It’s a big day today at TwoMorrows, with these three new issues NOW SHIPPING!

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JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #65 goes all-out and all-in with our Anything Goes (Again) issue! This new potpourri issue covers anything and everything from Jack’s 50-year career, including a head-to-head comparison of the creative genius of Kirby, against the design expertise and ALEX TOTH! Who will come out on top? Plus a lengthy Kirby interview, a look at Kirby’s work with WALLY WOOD, MARK EVANIER and our other regular columnists, unseen and unused Kirby art from JIMMY OLSEN, KAMANDI, MARVELMANIA, Jack’s COMIC?STRIP & ANIMATION WORK, and more, all behind a classic 1960s cover inked by KIRBY?himself, complete with our gorgeous new color printing. Edited by John Morrow.

Comic Book Creator #8 is double the fun with two main features—MICHAEL (iZombie) ALLRED and BOB (Mystery Men) BURDEN—who share a surf-crazy jam cover featuring their respective creations, Madman and Flaming Carrot hanging ten! Comprehensive interviews and art galore await as we respectively visit these two innovative and individualistic creators. Plus BILL SCHELLY is interviewed about his new Harvey Kurtzman biography, and we present the conclusion of BATTON LASH’s career-spanning interview which discusses his Supernatural Law series. We also join STAN LEE on The Man’s last European comic convention tour… and HEMBECK! Edited by JON B. COOKE.

BrickJournal #35 (84 full-color pages, $8.95), the magazine for Lego enthusiasts, goes back in time to look at History in Bricks! We’ll talk to LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught about his LEGO layout of Pompeii and his many other projects, military builder Dan Siskind about his work and business selling custom models at BrickMania, and Lasse Vestergard about his historical building. Plus: our regular feature on Minifigure Customization by Jared K. Burks, more step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, DIY Fan Art by Tommy Williamson, MINDSTORMS robotics lessons by Damien Kee, and more! Edited by Joe Meno.

Click the links above to see a free preview, and order!

My favorite issue of Back Issue is now shipping

I love, love, LOVE those great DC Comics giants and reprints of the 1970s, especially the 100-Page Super Spectaculars. And the new issue of Back Issue (#81, shipping today from us and in stores next week) spotlights those big beauties. Editor Michael Eury and his band of faithful contributors have created my new favorite issue of BI (previously it was #61, our tabloid-size issue on DC and Marvel tabloids and treasury editions—and that one quickly sold out, so I wouldn’t wait to pick up #81 if I were you!). This expanded 100-pager (natch!) has a one-time price increase to $9.95, but it’s worth every penny.

Of course, nothing in this world is perfect, as you’ll see when you get the print issue in your hot little hands. It was originally planned to cover both DC and Marvel giants, but Michael soon realized that, even with its 100-page expanded size, he needed much more space to do them both justice. So he opted to give Marvel giants their own issue, #86, shipping in January.

But in the frenzy to get this oversize issue to press, I accidentally used the original version of the cover that mentioned Marvel giants, instead of Michael’s revised cover that was all-DC. So please ignore the Marvel blurb on the printed copies, and look for the all-Marvel giants issue early next year!

Discover yesterday’s tomorrows today with TwoMorrows’ Alter Ego #133

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The new issue of Alter Ego (#133) is shipping today (and in stores next week), and features Gentleman Jim Mooney in an extensive interview, never before published. He discusses his storied career, including his work on Supergirl, Batman, Dial H for Hero, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, an all-time favorite of mine.

The issue also features FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, Bill Schelly’s Comic Fandom Archive, and more of the amazing discoveries on comics history that have netted editor Roy Thomas’ mag another Eisner Award nomination this year. You can see the preview and order it HERE.

Comic Book Creators are half-price at TwoMorrows

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To celebrate CBC’s 2015 Eisner Award nomination for Best Comics-Related Publication, we’re putting all of editor Jon B. Cooke’s mags on sale at 50% off. Comic Book Creator features such greats as Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, Denis Kitchen, Bernie Wrightson, and others in a full-color format. And Comic Book Artist is the multi-Eisner Award winning mag that was the predecessor of CBC.

But this offer is only good for two weeks, so don’t delay! Click the banner at the top of our home page and let the savings begin!

And: We’ve extended our 50% off sale for Alter Ego issues through this weekend, so order by Monday!

The sale is for PRINT editions only that are purchased online at, and does not include digital editions, subscriptions, bundles, or new and upcoming items.

Ultron commands: Save 50% off Alter Ego!

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Puny humans! It is I, ULTRON, here to take over John Morrow’s blog!

As you flock to your local cineplex to watch me enslave humanity, I command you to read Alter Ego, the 2015 Eisner Award-nominated publication, edited by my creator Roy Thomas!

And from MAY 1-15, you can spend your final moments in existence reading Alter Ego at 50% Off! After those two weeks, it all comes to an end, and the machines shall rule! (And the sale shall end!)

But beware: This sale is for PRINT editions only that are purchased online at, and does NOT include digital editions, subscriptions, bundles, or new and upcoming items (as if you had a future, which you don’t). You have been warned!!

All my worst,
(or is it 6 now? 7? My circuits are so confused…)

Get in the Spirit of Eisner with Bob Andelman

Our Deluxe Edition of Bob Andelman’s book Will Eisner: A Spirited Life ships today, and what a proud papa Bob is! This full-color hardcover is what he always envisioned the book to be, with expanded text, gobs of luscious Eisner art, and a beautiful presentation that makes it a totally different book than its original, out-of-print incarnation of more than a decade ago.

I’ve waited years to publish an amazing book on Will, who’s my second favorite comics artist (after Jack Kirby, of course), and this is finally it. Check out the preview HERE; I think you’ll be impressed!

To promote the book, Bob’s already embarking on a book-signing tour, and below are the confirmed dates where he’ll be signing, and putting on his talk/video presentation on Will’s life and career (not to be missed!). So be sure to stop by and chat with Bob when he’s at an appearance near you.

• Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Market Street at Heath Brook
4414 SW College Road Ste 500
Ocala, FL 34474
(book signing)
Saturday, May 16, 12-3 p.m.

• Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N
Clearwater, Florida
727-398-BOOK (2665)
(talk, slideshow, book signing, Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman podcast interview with comics creator TBD, music by The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show)
Saturday, June 13, Time TBD

• Brandon Regional Library
619 Vonderburg Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Wed, June 24 at 7:00 pm

• Florida Supercon
Miami Beach Convention Center
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Thurs-Sun, June 25-28

• Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Tues, July 7 at 6:30 pm

• SouthShore Regional Library
15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Mon, July 13 at 2:30 pm

• John F. Germany Public Library
900 N Ashley Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Wed, July 22 at 6:30 pm

• Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Dr
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Tues, July 28 at 6:30 pm

• Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library
11211 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 273-3652
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
Thurs, August 6 at 6:00 pm

• Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
Greater Columbus Convention Center
(talk, slideshow, book signing)
September 18-20

• Wizard World New Orleans
La Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Tentative)
January 8-10, 2016

And more to come!

Comics meet LEGO in BrickJournal #34, out this week

There’s tons of reasons for comics fans to check out the new issue of BrickJournal (#34, now shipping).

Brandon Griffith’s COMICBRICKS project is hightlighted, as LEGO builders recreate their favorite classic comic book covers out of LEGO bricks.

Jared K. Burks shows off his customized Agents of SHIELD minifigures.

We go behind the scenes for the making of Tommy Williamson’s internet video Batman Vs. Superman (where a minifig of both heroes duke it out on the mean streets of Legopolis).

Plus a feature on DC Comics’ recent LEGO covers, one fans attempts to modify the LEGO Friends line of girls’ toys, into custom SUPER FRIENDS heroines, building Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN characters out of LEGO bricks, a custom set of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor, and more.

See the preview and order a copy HERE!

Two Eisner Awards nominations, in the same category!

With so many great comics mags coming from the same company for so many years, I guess it was inevitable we’d get not one, but TWO nominations for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism at the Eisner Awards.


Roy Thomas, editor of ALTER EGO


Jon B. Cooke, editor of COMIC BOOK CREATOR

for their noms!

Voting for the awards is held online, and the ballot will be available soon at All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The deadline for voting is June 1. The results of the voting will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International. Roy won’t be at Comic-Con this year, but I will, as will Jonny B., so if one of these wins, we’ll be covered!