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!

March Modern Masters Madness descends on a suspecting public…

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Every year about this time, we do our annual March Modern Masters Madness sale. This year’s version just started, offering a whopping 50% off all our print editions in the Modern Masters book line. In the last year, we also added digital editions of every volume, so those are only $5.95—but during this sale (which ends April 1), you can get the print version for only a couple of bucks more than that, and we THROW in the digital edition FREE. (“Free – throw”; get it? C’mon, it’s March Madness basketball playoff season!)

This sale even includes our newest Volume 30, on superstar artist Paolo Rivera. So click HERE to see the full list of books on sale. Then go cheer for UNC and Duke and NC State in the playoffs!

Trimpe (rhymes with “shrimp-ey”)

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That’s how Marie Severin always told people how to pronounce Herb’s last name, so it’s good enough for us!

This July, we’re releasing Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan’s labor of love, The Incredible Herb Trimpe, an exhaustive biography of the artist who started work in comics running Marvel’s stat camera, and ended up producing a legendary run on The Hulk, series on licensed characters like G.I. Joe and Transformers and Godzilla, plus work on Captain Britain, Iron Man, Defenders, even Spider-Man. If you’re already familiar with Herb’s work, you know you’ve got to have this full-color hardcover, even without looking at our free preview, just posted. But if you’re not familiar with Herb’s work, take a gander, and I bet you will soon be!

Gerry Conway’s way with Silver & Bronze DC and Marvel

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While we’re trying to shovel out from under all the ice and snow that hit North Carolina this week, we’re slowing getting Alter Ego #131 in the mail. It’s got a feature-length interview with Silver and Bronze Age writing legend Gerry Conway, where he spills secrets about his work from House of Mystery and The Phantom Stranger to Daredevil, Black Widow, Thor, Fantastic Four, Werewolf by Night, The Inhumans, Kull the Conqueror, Sub-Mariner, Amazing Spider-Man—to the creation of The Punisher and the death of Gwen Stacy. It’ll be in stores next week, and is in-stock at TwoMorrows today! See our free preview HERE.