Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring is breakin’ our shipping schedule

With our travels to WonderCon this weekend, our huge sale online, and next week being our kids’ Spring Break from school (when we’ll be taking a few days off), TwoMorrows will be running behind on shipping the next few days.

So please be patient, and place your order as early as possible over the next week. We’ll get ’em all out asap, honest!

Get an extra 20% off this week only!

To celebrate TwoMorrows turning 20 this year, we’re offering an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF all purchases over $50 at our webstore, THIS WEEK ONLY, when you use this redemption code during Step Two of the checkout process:

TT20

That stands for “TwoMorrows Turns 20”, and it nets you a cool 20% off, in addition to our everyday 15% or more discount for online orders. The only things not included are subscriptions, bundles (already greatly reduced), and clearance items. But it ends SUNDAY at Midnight!

The Wonderment of WonderCon, this weekend!

Stop by booth #924 at this weekend’s WonderCon (in Anaheim, CA, a stone’s throw from Disneyland) and see all the exciting new items we’ll be debuting! Eric Nolen-Weathington will be manning the booth for us this year. And just in time for the con, we’ve gotten a few samples copies of:

Comic Book Creator #1 (Jon B. Cooke’s new follow-up mag to Comic Book Artist)

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s (the next volume in the series of comics history hardcovers, this time by Keith Dallas)

Alter Ego #116 and #117 (#117 won’t be in stores for another 45 days, but we’ve got a few copies)

Back Issue #64 (again, not in stores for a few weeks, but you can be the first to get yours at our booth)

Plugged In! (our new book on comics pros working in the video game industry, due out next week)

This show is perfect for those of you who can’t deal with the massive crowds and expense of Comic-Con every summer (if you can even get a ticket to it anymore), and it’s still a very comics-heavy convention, and plenty large. You will have a great time, guaranteed!

It’s OK, really…

…to like comic books, or LEGO, or Star Wars, or all three, even. The days of hiding your hobby so the other kids (or adults) won’t make fun of you are over, and “geek” is in. So embrace it, like thousands of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) have, and check out the new issue of BrickJournal.

BrickJournal #23 (84 full-color pages, $8.95), TwoMorrows’ magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, presents the long-awaited STAR WARS issue! We use the LEGO Force as we spotlight adult top builders and their creations from a long time ago and far, far away, including Jacob Carpenter’s Imperial Star Destroyer (this thing is HUGE!), Mark Kelso’s Invisible Hand, and feature a talk with Simon MacDonald about building Star Wars costume props with LEGO elements. We’ll also look back at the history of the LEGO X-Wing, from its first appearance in 1998 to the current version over ten years later. Plus: there’s our regular feature on minifigure customization by Jared Burks, AFOLs by cartoonist Greg Hyland, more step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, and other surprises. It’s edited, as always, by my buddy Joe Meno.

You can view preview of the issue at THIS LINK.

Or get the PRINT EDITION (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or DIGITAL EDITION ONLY (just $3.95) HERE.

Subscriptions? WE GOT ‘EM!

Read it, you will!

Joe Kubert tribute in Alter Ego #116, now shipping

We got our copies of ALTER EGO #116 in a week early, and this one pays tribute to comics artist JOE KUBERT! There’s a quartet of interviews with Kubert on the 1940s-1970s career of the legendary artist (and often writer) of Hawkman, Tor, Enemy Ace, Sgt. Rock, Viking Prince, Tarzan, et al.! With added art by RUSS HEATH, NEAL ADAMS, MURPHY ANDERSON, MICHAEL KALUTA, SAM GLANZMAN, and others!  Plus the usual great recurring features (FCA, Mr. Monster, Bill Schelly, and more), all edited up real purty by ROY THOMAS.

We begin shipping copies today, and it’ll be in stores in the next 10 days. If you get it at your comics shop, use Diamond Order Code: JAN131395 to order.

Download a FREE PDF preview HERE!

Or order it from us HERE!

Or save the hassle each month (you KNOW you want it!) and get a PRINT or DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION right HERE!

Are you PLUGGED IN?

PLUGGED?IN! documents the experiences of comic book pros that work in the Video Game industry, offering invaluable tips for those thinking of venturing into the field, or anyone with a fascination for the inner workings of both comics and gaming. It features Superman scribe Elliot S! Maggin candidly talking about the early days at Atari, along with Jimmy Palmiotti (Ash, Jonah Hex), Chris Bachalo (Death: the High Cost of Living, Uncanny X-Men), Mike Deodato (Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man), Zander Cannon (Top 10), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, X-Force), and others giving firsthand accounts of working on current generation video game hits like Dead Space, Prototype, Army of Two: 40th Day, Bulletstorm, and DC Universe Online! In addition to current comics professionals, author Keith Veronese conducts first-person conversations with artists and writers who made the leap to working in video games full-time, including an in-depth interview with Trent Kaniuga (CreeD) about his career at Blizzard Entertainment, working as one of the architects of the long awaited Diablo III! So whether you’re a noob or experienced gamer or comics fan, be sure to get Plugged In!

128-page Trade Paperback, $16.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-047-2
ISBN-10: 1-60549-047-4
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: DEC121255

Read a FREE preview at THIS LINK.

CLICK HERE to get 15% off the cover price (plus a free Digital Edition)
or the Digital Edition alone for only $5.95.

PLUGGED IN! will be on sale in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 27.

Brits have invaded TwoMorrows!

Back Issue #63, that is! The new issue, shipping today, watches the USA’s and UK’s comics worlds cross over in a “British Invasion” issue, highlighted by a colossal 25-inch long fold-out triptych cover by RON WILSON and DAVE HUNT, never before seen in the US! This issue features a history of Marvel Comics in the UK, appearances of the Beatles in comics, DC Comics’ British talent pool of the 1980s, and such classic and the history and behind-the-scenes secrets of such influential series as V for Vendetta, Excalibur, Marshal Law, Doctor Who, and a “Pro2Pro” interview with PETER MILLIGAN and BRENDAN McCARTHY. It showcases the talents of KAREN BERGER, BRIAN BOLLAND, ALAN DAVIS, DAVE GIBBONS, STAN LEE, DAVID LLOYD, ALAN MOORE, DEZ SKINN, and others—and loads of art originally produced for the UK market. Edited, as always, by the inimmimmmimmitable MICHAEL EURY.

84-page FULL-COLOR magazine

Print version: $8.95 cover price
Digital Edition: $3.95
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: DEC121348

You can download a FREE PDF PREVIEW at THIS LINK.

The PRINT EDITION (with FREE DIGITAL EDITION) or DIGITAL EDITION ONLY may be ordered at THIS LINK.

BACK ISSUE #63 is in stores March 20, but it’s shipping TODAY directly from us.