Hard for me to believe that, today, we’re shipping issue #70 of The Jack Kirby Collector. Time’s blown by since I was standing at my local Eckerd Drugs store, hand-xeroxing 125 copies of the first issue of my humble little 16-page fanzine. We’ve come a long way from there, but based on the number of longtime customers and comments we have, I think the love and commitment of those early years is still going strong in TJKC.
#70 is the first half of a two-part theme: KIRBY: ALPHA (#70) on beginnings in Kirby’s work, and KIRBY: OMEGA (#71) on endings in the Kirbyverse. You can preview #70 HERE.
And I’m hard at work wrapping #71 to go to press by the end of this month, so we can keep these issues coming out on time. Great things are coming in Kirbyland for Jack’s 100th Birthday this summer, so stay tuned!
Many of these items are nearly sold out, so don’t delay!
It’s your last chance to get print editions of:
Star•Reach Companion – regular $27.95, only $8.39
Grailpages – regular $15.95, only $4.79
Comics Gone Ape! – regular $16.95, only $5.09
Teen Titans Companion, Vol. 2 – regular $26.95, only $8.09
Comic Book Artist Collection, Vol. 3 – regular $24.95, only $7.49
Comics Above Ground – regular $19.95, only $5.99
SIGNED Modern Masters: George Perez DVD – reg. $29.95, only $15
Modern Masters: Michael Golden DVD – regular $19.95, only $5.99
Best of Alter Ego, Vol. 2 – regular $19.95, only $5.99
Plugged In – regular $16.95, only $5.09
& 45% OFF the final slightly dinged copies of:
Comic Book Artist #23 (Mike Mignola) – regular $6.95, only $3.82
Jack Kirby Checklist:?Gold Edition – regular $14.95, only $8.22
This offer good while supplies last!?Go to www.twomorrows.com and click on the CLEARANCE?SALE?link at the top left of the page to order. If ordering by mail, please list alternates and include $2 per item for US?Postage.
If you’re yet to jump on board the COMIC BOOK CREATOR train, you’re missing out on Jon B. Cooke‘s hot new mag (the follow-up to his multi-Eisner Award winning Comic Book Artist).
So we’ve just made a CBC ULTIMATE BUNDLE available, with all the in-stock issues at HALF-PRICE! (All, that is, EXCEPT CBC #1, which is about to sell out, so if you missed it, order it separately. #3 likewise sold out last week… you’ve been warned!)
You’ll get CBC #2 (our JOE KUBERT double-size special), #4-5, #6 (Swampmen: Muck-Monsters of the Comics), and #7-14, all for only $65! Get it now at THIS LINK.
Last weekend, artist Dan Spiegle passed away at the age of 96. You probably remember him from his run on Blackhawk, or DNAgents/Crossfire, or his westerns, or his wonderful Gold Key comics… the list goes on and on.
I’ll remember him from working together on John Coates’ book Dan Spiegle: A Life In Comic Art, which we published back in 2013. He’s the epitome of the type of artist that TwoMorrows strives to bring recognition to: Hardworking, supremely talented men and women who labored their whole lives to bring us exemplary comics art, giving far more to the work than was required to simply earn their paycheck. Dan cared about doing his best on every job, and it shows. I still regret that Dan never got a chance to unleash his talents on Jack Kirby’s Kamandi comic. (Jack had originally hoped to launch the series, then turn it over to another artist to draw from his plots/scripts, and Dan was high on the list Jack wanted to see draw it.)
Marie Spiegle, Dan’s widow, asks that in lieu of flowers, fans are encouraged to make a contribution in his name to the “Carpinteria Valley Historical Society” and mail it to them at 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria, California 93013.
Our aforementioned Dan Spiegle: A Life In Comic Art book has been sold out for a while, and the few dinged-up copies we had left sold out last year almost as soon as they were made available. Ironically, we just discovered that Diamond still has a few stashed in their warehouses. If you never picked up this great look at Dan’s life and career, this is probably your last shot. Either order it directly from TwoMorrows at THIS LINK, or ask your local comics shop to get it from Diamond using Diamond Order Code MAR131309.
(As per TwoMorrows policy, Dan’s wife Marie will continue to receive profits from any copies sold, in print or digital format.)
The new Diamond Previews catalog accidentally ran the incorrect cover art for Comic Book Creator #15, so we’re cancelling that listing to avoid confusion. CBC #15, the MARK SCHULTZ issue, will be relisted in next month’s Previews catalog, or you can pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows HERE!
Don’t say we didn’t warn you! ALTER EGO #141 just SOLD OUT in print form at TwoMorrows! Just like Back Issue #88 and #89 (and soon, #90), our distributor finally allowing us to re-list magazines in Previews means our stock gets depleted just a few months after a new issue is released.
We’re considering increasing print runs—but does this all equate to more new customers, or just the same number of people getting them sooner through a second go-around in Previews? We’re weighing our options, but for the time being, if you haven’t snatched up our last few issues of each of our mags, better get ’em now! (CBC #11 and Kirby Collector #69 are getting low too!)
If you missed it, ask your local comics shop to order through Diamond ASAP!
Start 2017 with a bundle of 17 MODERN MASTERS books for $5 each, plus a bonus book and DVD while they last!
With over two dozen volumes celebrating the lives and work of today’s greatest comics artists, the Modern Masters book series is a must-have for any bookshelf! And when you order these 17 volumes together as a bundle, they’re only $5 each:
Plus you get two FREE bonuses with the bundle:
Kevin Nowlan (only a few slightly scuffed copies of this sold out book, included while they last—order early!)
Michael Golden DVD (normally $19.95)
(Note: Because of the heavily discounted price, a digital edition is not included with each book. Also, due to low stock, the volumes on Alan Davis, George Perez, John Byrne, Mark Schultz, and John Romita Jr. are not part of this bundle offer.)
This offer is good for online orders only of the full bundle (no substitutions), placed through February 1, so go to www.twomorrows.com and click on the banner at the top of the page to order!
Subscribe to BrickJournal by January 31 and save $10 per year (back to 2015 prices) on the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages!
If you have issues left, renew early! And double your savings with a two-year renewal! (International customers also save $10 per year!)
BACK ISSUE #94 spotlights INDIE SUPERHEROES! NEAL ADAMS Ms. Mystic interview, Continuity Comics, BILL BLACK Captain Paragon interview, Justice Machine history, STEVEN GRANT/NORM BREYFOGLE Whisper “Pro2Pro” interview, and the ’80s revivals of Mighty Crusaders and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Featuring RICH BUCKLER, MIKE DEODATO, MARK ELLIS, TOM GRINDBERG, MIKE GUSTOVICH, TONY ISABELLA, DOUG MURRAY, BILL REINHOLD, JERRY ORDWAY, GEORGE PÉREZ, DANN THOMAS, and more. Preview the issue, and order your copy HERE!
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #14 spotlights the incomparable KELLEY JONES! From the early years as inker at Marvel Comics to his rise to present-day greatness at DC depicting BATMAN, DEADMAN, and SWAMP THING (all featured on our horrific cover), the artist receives his due in a massively comprehensive interview with Peter Quinones, in a feature also chockful of rarely-seen artwork! Plus Will Murray examines the nefarious legacy of BATMAN co-creator BOB KANE in a feature-length investigation into tragic ghosts and rapacious greed. We also look at RAINA TELGEMEIER and her magnificent army of devotees courtesy of Eti Berland. And, rounding out our spook-tacular special, we include columns by our superb contributors, including the hilarious HEMBECK! You can order it HERE!
Both issues are in stores now, and is shipping directly from TwoMorrows Publishing.
NOTE: COMIC BOOK CREATOR #3 is now SOLD OUT in print form! Those Neal Adams covers go fast, so don’t delay ordering either of these new issues, or you risk missing out!
As we wind down this week, getting the last of our book sale orders shipped, we wanted to let you know that TwoMorrows will be closed all next week (Dec. 24-Jan. 3), but reopen on Jan. 4. We’ll make sure every order we had was shipped, but at that point, only the Shadow (and the US Postal Service) knows what happened to it, so check your tracking email.
Happy holidays! And we look forward to more great publications for our readers in 2017!