I usually try to keep this focused on comics, but this one hits close to home.
In 2012, my good friend’s brother was murdered senselessly on the streets of New York. You probably saw it on the national news, so I won’t go into all the details out of respect for their privacy. But I did see firsthand some of what he and his family had to go through, seeing horrific images of their loved one on the news, and all over the Internet.
His brother has started a petition on MoveOn.org, in hopes of getting those violent images of his murdered brother removed from the web, so he and his children (and others in the same situation) don’t have that constant reminder of this horrible event.
I hope you’ll consider going to THIS LINK, and signing the petition.
JAN. 30 UPDATE: While I still think this is a very worthwhile petition, shortly after I signed it myself, I started getting emails from MoveOn.org asking me to sign other petitions and to support other causes. While I may support some of those, I unsubscribed so I wouldn’t be getting my email box filled with unsolicited mail. Just wanted readers to know about this, so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to sign this.
Today, we’re shipping Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in author Pierre Comtois’ series of issue-by-issue “field guides” to the company. If you loved (or hated) Marvel’s output in the 1980s, you’ll be fascinated by Pierre’s insights into how the company changed over the course of that decade, and the impact books like Frank Miller’s Daredevil and Claremont & Byrne’s X-Men had on shaping Marvel into the pop culture phenomenon it is today. But don’t take my word for it: check out our free preview on the order page HERE.
For one week only, we’re offering our customersÂ 50% OFF ALL BOOKS ON COMICS HISTORY!Â Plus, when you order the discounted print edition, you get the digital edition FREE where available. This includes:
â€˘Â Our groundbreakingÂ American Comic Book ChroniclesÂ history series
â€˘Â Our acclaimedÂ CompanionÂ books, on fan-favorite series and characters
â€˘Â ALTER EGOÂ collections, and more!
(The sale ends at midnight EST on February 1, and does not include subscriptions, digital editions,Â new releases,Â or upcoming items.)
Happy reading and research from TwoMorrows!
Shipping today from TwoMorrows (did you catch that?), is Back Issue #78, which editor Michael Eury has dubbed the “WEIRD” issue. It features Batman’s weirdest team-ups, House of Mystery, Weird War, Steve Ditko’s SHADE and STALKER, and more odd, strange, and mysterious comics history fun! You can see a free preview and order it HERE.
Between our big 50% off sale in November, and three new pubs shipping this week (and about 5 more going to press before year’s end), it’s been a hectic couple of months around TwoMorrows HQ! But we wrapping up getting all the copies of these three beauties out before we close for the holidays next week:
ALTER EGO #130 (special FCA holiday theme issue)
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #64 (on Kirby’s war experiences and Super-soldiers)
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #6: SWAMPMEN! (the long-awaited super-size BOOK we first announced over a decade ago is finally out)
OUR NEW 2015 CATALOG!
You can order and see previews of each one at the links above. And a free copy of our new catalog will be included in ALL these issues, plus the next issue of BACK ISSUE and DRAW when they ship in the next two months. So immerse yourself in all the TwoMorrows goodness that’s waiting for you as we enter a brand new year!
Just in time for the holidays, BrickJournal #32 is shipping from us. We’ve also got a special display in select Barnes & Noble stores all this month, giving the mag even more exposure in December. So if you or someone you know is a LEGO fanatic, check out the free preview and order a copy HERE.
And we’re currently offering two incredible deals, through the end of December only:
â€˘ 1 year (6 issue) subscriptions to BrickJournal are at their lowest price everâ€”only $42 (regularly $50, so it’s like getting one issue free), available by CLICKING HERE.
â€˘ All BrickJournal back issues are only $5 each, so stock up now at THIS LINK.
Yep, it’s the holiday season once again, and we’re offering our customers 50% off all comics-related books and magazines! The sale runs through December 1, but a word of warning: we WILL get behind on shipping by the end of November due to this sale. So order as early as possible.
AND: You can download our interactive 2015 CATALOG (in PDF format) at this link!
The sale is for in-stock PRINT books and magazines only. Digital editions, subscriptions, and bundles are not included.
Editor Michael Eury takes us back to the days when comics were fun (remember those?) in Back Issue #77, which ships this week. Stuff like Plastic Man, Blue Devil, Star Comics, normalman, goofy Superman stories of the Bronze Age, and more are spotlighted, in an issue that’s sure to make even the most jaded comics fan smile. You can find it here.
Due to a shipping delay, we just got our copies of Alter Ego #129 and Draw #29 in-house. So our mailing house is working frantically to get both in the mail to US subscribers, while we scramble to get the First Class and foreign copies of both shipped out, while keeping up with our regular daily orders.
Sorry for the unavoidable delay, but both are great issues, and should be in stores next Wednesday.
Headed to Manhattan for the New York Comic-Con this week? Be sure to stop by booth #1038 to get 50% OFF all TwoMorrows back issues and books, as we wrap up our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Modern Masters editor Eric Nolen-Weathington will be manning the booth all weekend, where we’ll be debuting these new issues:
Alter Ego #129 (documenting Edgar Rice Burroughs characters in comics)
Draw #29 (featuring cover painter Dave Dorman)
Back Issue #77 (spotlighting “When Comics Were Fun”)