A few years ago, Peter Normanton sent me a couple of copies of his publication FROM THE TOMB from the UK. Immediately, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it—even though I’m not a huge fan of horror comics, I could see the same love of them in its pages, that I try to evoke about Jack Kirby in the pages of my own mag, the Jack Kirby Collector. (I was likewise taken by surprise years ago when PC Hamerlinck sent me a copy of his FCA-Fawcett Collectors of America newsletter, which gave me the same “zing” when I read it, and which is now an ongoing part of Alter Ego magazine for 100+ issues.)
Roy Thomas got into the mix somewhere along the line, having also enjoyed Peter’s mag for a long while, and the idea was tossed around to have TwoMorrows publish From The Tomb here in the US. While that didn’t fit my immediate plans, I did suggest to Peter that we do a “Best of” collection, since most US readers have likely never seen a copy of his mag.
So, shipping today is THE BEST OF FROM THE TOMB, a new trade paperback compiling the finest features from the mag’s ten years of terror, along with new material originally scheduled to see publication in the never-published #29.
You owe it to yourself to at least check out our free preview, which you can download as a PDF file HERE. And see if you don’t get that same appreciation for Peter’s amazing work that I did!
If you enjoy it as much as I do, you can order a copy here for immediate shipment, or ask for it at your local comic book shop on Halloween.
As I type this, our always reliable editor Eric Nolen-Weathington (of Modern Masters fame, and other of our books) is on the way to the Big Apple, to man Booth #200 for us at this year’s New York Comic-Con. (I, publisher John Morrow, am stuck here in Raleigh, NC, due to some major family commitments, so won’t make it to Manhattan this year.)
If you’re in the lobby of the Javits Center, our booth #200 is backed up against the glass wall at the top of the escalators, all the way to the FAR RIGHT SIDE of the convention hall. I mean, it’s literally the last one to the front right corner as you’re going up the escalators. Don’t ask me why we’re there, but hey, it’s easy enough to remember the location, right?
So hustle on down and see Eric at our booth, where you can take advantage of 30% off cover price on EVERYTHING, even our newest releases.
And be sure to bring him a brownie or ask him if you can get him a sandwich or drink or something. NYCC is a long, tiring show, and he’ll appreciate it!
Just in time for Halloween, we’ve received our copies of Roy Thomas’ ALTER EGO #113, spotlighting MARV WOLFMAN’s first 10 years in comics. RICHARD ARNDT talks to Marv about Tomb of Dracula, Teen Titans, Captain Marvel, John Carter, Daredevil, Nova, Batman, and all the other series he worked on. The issue also features a wonderful GENE COLAN cover depicting Marv, plus the usual great features (FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT and Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY, and more). It’s now shipping from TwoMorrows, and should be in stores next week.
We’re heading to the always fun Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend (Sept. 8-9), bringing copies of nearly every item we have in stock, all being offered for 30% off! We’ll also have all our latest book and magazine releases, so be sure to stop by Booth #1806 and stock up!
For more info on the con, click HERE!
JUST A REMINDER! Today’s the last day of our Jack Kirby’s 95th Birthday sale, where ALL orders get an extra 10% off by entering the code “happyjack95″ during checkout.
Sale ends today, August 31, so don’t delay!
With all the money you’ll save during our big sale, make a donation to the “Kirby4Heroes” campaign by shopping at your local comics shop today, where a percentage of sales will go to the Hero Initiative, which helps comic book creators in need. Click HERE for a video featuring Jack Kirby’s youngest granddaughter Jillian Kirby, or send your donation directly to:
c/o The Hero Initiative
11301 Olympic Blvd., #587
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Today is Jack Kirby’s 95th Birthday, and I’m celebrating by giving our customers an extra 10% off everything (except subscriptions) at TWOMORROWS.COM! Now through August 31, just use the code happyjack95 during checkout, and you’ll get 10% off EVERYTHING—even LEGO and non-Kirby items! (Subscriptions are the only thing excluded from this offer.)
PLUS: All Kirby books and mags are already 40% OFF (10% off Kirby digital editions), but use the code happyjack95 for 10% more!
This offer ONLY applies to online orders placed August 28-31, 2012, and is NOT applicable to orders placed prior to August 28. Subscriptions are NOT included in this offer.
Don’t miss our big Kirby Sale, in honor of Jack’s 95th birthday on August 28. All Kirby books and mags are 40% OFF (plus you’ll get 10% off Kirby digital editions).
There’s nearly 70 Kirby-centric titles on sale, including:
• 60 issues of the JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR magazine (including trade paperback collections of the first 30 issues)
• LEE & KIRBY: THE WONDER YEARS (exploring the first decade of the Fantastic Four)
• CAPTAIN VICTORY and SILVER STAR “Graphite Editions” (presenting both epics in their uninked pencil state)
• THE JACK KIRBY CHECKLIST: GOLD EDITION (documenting every published Kirby comic, plus unpublished work, portfolios, and more)
• KIRBY UNLEASHED (a completely remastered Digital Edition of the classic 1970s Kirby portfolio)
You can even pre-order our upcoming Jack Kirby Collector #60 (spotlighting Kirby’s FF work in our new 104-page format) at this discount!
To order from the full list of titles, click on the banner atop our home page.
Alter Ego #112 presents Arlen Schumer’s graphical look at the Superman era of editor Mort Weisinger.
And Back Issue #59 lets you get your “Toon” on with Space Ghost and others.
Both are scheduled to be shipping within the next week or so, so click on the links above, and get all the juicy details!
Both mags are now FULL-COLOR throughout!
If you long for the good old days when Comic-Con was the San Diego Comic Convention, held at the El Cortez hotel, with actual comic books for sale and no Hollywood shenanigans, don’t miss this great event, being put on the by the original San Diego organizers!