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Missing comic shop copies of Back Issue #99, Alter Ego #148, and Comic Book Creator #15 found!

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After much detective work, we’ve finally tracked down Diamond’s missing copies of our three newest mags: Back Issue #99, Alter Ego #148, and Comic Book Creator #15.

If your local comics shop didn’t get their full order of any of these issues, they should have their missing copies within approximately a week. Now that we know they’re on the way to retailers, we’ll go ahead and activate the digital edition of each one tomorrow (Wednesday). Thanks to everyone for your patience!

WARNING! Reed Crandall and Kirby100 Hardcover sellouts! Don’t wait!

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As we’ve been warning customers for weeks, the Limited HARDCOVER Edition of our KIRBY100 book has now completely SOLD OUT, well before its official release date on Jack Kirby’s birthday, Aug. 28. However, the SOFTCOVER is still available, so don’t delay ordering!

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And if you still haven’t ordered our new Hardcover biography of comics great REED CRANDALL, we are down to just a few copies left! We will NOT be reprinting the Hardcover, so get yours now, or it’ll be gone too!

Celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday with Kirby100 and TJKC #72!

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The party starts here! TwoMorrows and the Jack Kirby Collector magazine celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday in style with the release of Kirby100, a full-color visual holiday for the King of comics! It features an all-star line-up of 100 comics pros who critique key images from Kirby’s 50-year career, admiring his page layouts, dramatics, and storytelling skills, and lovingly reminiscing about their favorite characters and stories. Featured are Bruce Timm, Alex Ross, Drew Friedman, Walter Simonson, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Steve Rude, Adam Hughes, Wendy Pini, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, P. Craig Russell, and dozens more of the top names in comics. Their essays serve to honor Jack’s place in comics history, and prove (as if there’s any doubt) that Kirby is King! This double-length book is edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke, with a Kirby cover inked by Mike Royer.

Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY171932
224-page FULL-COLOR Trade Paperback, $34.95 • Digital Edition, $12.95
(Sorry, the Limited Hardcover Edition is sold out!)

You can view a free preview and order HERE!

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Then tape up your boxing gloves, as Jack Kirby Collector #72 (100 full-color pages, $10.95) takes you to Kirby’s Fight Club, showcasing Jack’s most powerful fights and in-your-face action! We’ve got recollections of real-life war experiences by Jack and his contemporaries from the Greatest Generation, Kirby’s quick-trigger work on Marvel’s kid cowboys, the Madbomb saga and all those negative 1970s Marvel fan letters, an interview with Scott McCloud on his Kirby-inspired punchfest Destroy!!, a rare Kirby interview, the 2017 WonderCon Kirby Panel, Mark Evanier, unpublished pencil art galleries, and more! Cover inked by Dean Haspiel! Edited by John Morrow.

You can view a free preview and order the Print Edition (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or Digital Edition Only (just $4.95) HERE!

Order the Print Edition at your local comic book shop using Diamond Order Code: MAY171931

Both will be in stores Wednesday, August 30, and ships directly from TwoMorrows on August 28.

IN PREVIEWS NOW: Back Issue #101, Comic Book Creator #16, Draw #34, & more!

Check out what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in Diamond’s latest Previews catalog! To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/InPreviewsNow

PREVIEWS PAGE 452:
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BACK ISSUE #101 – NEW!
Showcases ROCK ’N’ ROLL COMICS!
Edited by Michael EURY
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG172086

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COMIC BOOK CREATOR #16 – NEW!
Archie Comics spotlight, with DEAN HASPIEL & DAN PARENT!
Edited by Jon B. COOKE
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG172087

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DRAW #34 – NEW!
Demo & interview with GREG HILDEBRANDT!
Edited by Mike MANLEY
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG172088

ALTER EGO #147
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172089

JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #65
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172090

AGE OF TV HEROES (Hardcover)
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172091

AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: 1965-1969 (Hardcover)
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172092

BEST OF FROM THE TOMB (Softcover)
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172093

PREVIEWS PAGE 514 (LEGO):

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BRICKJOURNAL #16
Spotlighting LEGO® STEAMPUNK creations!
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code:  AUG172406

See you next month!

TwoMorrows’ REED CRANDALL biography is now shipping!

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From the 1940s to the ’70s, Reed Crandall brought a unique and masterful style to American comic art. Using an illustrator’s approach on everything he touched, Crandall gained a reputation as the “artist’s artist” through his skillful interpretations of Golden Age super-heroes Doll Man, The Ray, and Blackhawk (his signature character); horror and sci-fi for the legendary EC Comics line; Warren Publishing’s Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat; the THUNDER Agents and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters; and even Flash Gordon for King Features. Comic art historian Roger Hill has compiled a complete and extensive history of Crandall’s life and career, from his early years and major successes, through his tragic decline and passing in 1982. This full-color hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and over eighty thousand words of insight into one of the true illustrators of the comics.

256-page full-color Hardcover, $49.95 cover price, $13.95 Digital Edition

Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: APR172092

ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-077-9
ISBN-10: 1-60549-077-6

You can see a preview of it and order HERE!

Visit TwoMorrows Publishing at Comic-Con International: San Diego, booth #1301

From July 19-23, TwoMorrows will be at our usual Comic-Con booth #1301, with 40% OFF almost everything!

It’s located just through the main doors for Hall B1 and B2, next to the Golden & Silver Age Pavilion. Stop by for a FREE copy of our new 48-page catalog, hot off the presses!

This year, Comic-Con celebrates Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, and we’re debuting two great Kirby titles, a month before their official release:

Kirby100 (with 100 top pros celebrating Jack’s best work) — both Hardcover & Softcover!

Jack Kirby Collector #72 (Kirby’s Fight Club)

Plus, pick up these pre-release new publications, before they’re available in stores:

Back Issue #99 (Batman Adventures animated series history) & #100 (our anniversary issue)

Comic Book Creator #15 (featuring Mark Schultz)

Alter Ego #148 (with the greatest lineup of Golden & Silver Age talent ever assembled)

and Roger Hill’s new biography of comics legend Reed Crandall

We’ll only have a limited quantity of these new titles at Comic-Con, so get there early!

SPOTLIGHT ON JOHN MORROW
Friday, July 21 – 11:00 AM in Room 4

Comic-Con Special Guest (and TwoMorrows Publisher) John Morrow presents a sequential image, stereophonic, multimedia extravaganza: JACK KIRBY: YESTERDAY, TODAY, & TWOMORROWS! Join John on a comics history roadtrip that explores how Kirby’s career was inexplicably intertwined with his own life, long before he published Jack Kirby Collector #1 in 1994, and continues to permeate TwoMorrows Publishing today! The panel features rare Kirby artwork, video and audio of Jack himself, unseen photos, and the scoop on John’s new book KIRBY100, an all-star celebration of Jack’s 100th birthday! The video presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, with details of other new TwoMorrows titles including their Reed Crandall biography, Mark “Monster Mash” Voger’s new book GROOVY!, TwoMorrows’ new magazine launching in 2018, and plans for their 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2019!

And don’t miss these other Kirby-related panels:

SPOTLIGHT ON MIKE ROYER
Thursday, July 20 – 11:30 AM in Room 4

JACK KIRBY: FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Friday, July 21 – 1:30 PM in Room 8

THE ANNUAL JACK KIRBY TRIBUTE PANEL
Sunday, July 23 – 10:00 AM in Room 5AB

ALSO: Roger Hill, author of our new biography of EC Comics legend Reed Crandall, will be appearing on the EC Fan-Addict Club Panel on Saturday, July 22, 8:00pm, in Room 4.

See you next week at booth #1301!

50% Off Mega-Mag sale extended through July 10th!

 


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What the heck… We’ve been inundated with orders for our 50% Off Mega-Mag Sale, so we’re extending it through JULY 10th!

So there’s still time to complete your collections of all our comics and LEGO fan mags. Only issues more than a year old are half-price, but newer ones are 15% off. And many older ones are close to selling out, so don’t delay!

AND PLEASE: Bear with us while we struggle to get caught up on orders. This sale (our first in a while) has overwhelmed our shipping dept., but we’re working overtime to get caught up. As long as you place your order by July 4, you’ll definitely get the sale price, but it may be a few days after the sale ends before we get everything shipped.

See private files of Golden/Silver Age comics writer OTTO BINDER!

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Few comics writers wrote more stories—or more important ones, with major heroes—than Golden/Silver Age star Otto Binder. For the first time, Alter Ego #147 (shipping today) features a giant-size FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America] section, with special intros by P.C. Hamerlinck and Bill Schelly—and Binder’s own personal script records, accompanied by illos from his greatest series, including Captain Marvel, Superman, The Marvel Family, Captain America, Mary Marvel, Black Owl, Captain Marvel Jr., Doll Man, Supergirl, Captain Battle, Legion of Super-Heroes, Captain Midnight, and a zillion more! With art by Beck, Simon & Kirby, Swan, Schaffenberger, Avison, Boring, [Jack] Binder, Mooney, Plastino, Pfeufer, Shores, and the super-stars of two comics eras! Plus Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, et al.! With a cover of previously unpublished Captain Marvel art by C.C. Beck! It’s edited by Roy Thomas.

You can view a free preview and order the print edition (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or Digital Edition Only (just $3.95) HERE!