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 www.twomorrows.com, 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,
Ultron-5
(or is it 6 now? 7? My circuits are so confused…)

Get in the Spirit of Eisner with Bob Andelman

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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
352-237-1581
(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

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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!

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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.

So a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to:

Roy Thomas, editor of ALTER EGO

and

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 www.eisnervote.com. 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!

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BrickMagic and BrickJournal (LEGO!)

Our very own BrickMagic LEGO Festival takes place May 9-10 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Go to www.brickmagic.org for details and tickets!)

And now through May 1, everyone gets 40% Off BrickJournal back issues and LEGO books!

Even if you can’t make it to Charlotte, NC for the LEGO event of the year, you can still save on back issues of the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages! The sale also includes our two Minifigure Customization books, and our You Can Build It series of instruction books.

(This sale applies only to PRINT copies ordered online, and does not apply to digital versions, new and upcoming issues, or subscriptions. Sale ends at midnight EST on May 1, 2015.)

So enjoy the huge savings, and we hope to see you in Charlotte NC on May 9-10 for tons of LEGO fun!

Wondercon and Web Sale (this weekend!)

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We’re making our annual trek to Wondercon this weekend, so TwoMorrows is closed till early next week. But if you can’t make it to Anaheim, California to take advantage of the sales we’re offering at Booth 1108, you can still get in on the savings!

Just use Redemption Code “wondercon” during STEP 2 of our checkout process, and you’ll automatically get 40% off Print items, and 29% off Digital stuff when you checkout. (You won’t see the savings until you get to STEP 3, just before you enter your payment information.)

This sale is good through MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT (April 5), and does NOT include new and upcoming releases, subscriptions, or bundles.

And since we’re closed for traveling through Tuesday, please be patient, as any orders placed between now and then won’t get processed until late next week.

Have a great Easter and Spring Break, everyone!

Wrightson! Charlton! Get ’em now!

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FINALLY! The labor stoppage on the West Coast ports has some of our new publications (which we print overseas) running late, due to all the congestion there. Two such culprits are shipping today!

COMIC BOOK CREATOR #7 spotlights that master of the macabre, BERNIE WRIGHTSON!

BACK ISSUE #79 focuses on the history of the CHARLTON ACTION HEROES, both at Charlton at at DC!

Click the links above, to see a free preview of each, and to order. And look for both books to be in comics shops NEXT WEEK!

Eisner is imminent!

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Our Deluxe Edition of Bob Andelman’s out of print Will Eisner: A Spirited Life is going to press, and will be shipping in early April. Bob spent countless hours interviewing Will and his contemporaries, and has dramatically expanded the book with more research, plus interviews with more comics greats about working with and admiring Will. Unlike the original edition, this one is a full-color Hardcover, and you can see a free preview of it HERE.

And we’re now offering a specially-priced Combo Pak, with the book, plus the 96-minute Eisner DVD documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, at this link.

This weekend: Wizard World Raleigh!

If you’re in our neck of the woods, be sure to stop by booth #702 at Wizard World Raleigh (NC), where erstwhile Eric Nolen-Weathington will be manning the TwoMorrows booth from Friday-Sunday. We’ll also have a TwoMorrows Panel on Saturday at 11:30am, featuring Eric (on his Modern Masters series), Bob Andelman (on our new Will Eisner book), Michael Eury (editor of Back Issue magazine), and Dewey Cassell (author of our upcoming bio on Herb Trimpe). See you there!