If there’s been a noticeable absence of posts here the last couple of weeks, it’s cause TwoMorrows grand poobah John Morrow has been sequestered in his lonely editor’s dungeon, completing Jack Kirby Collector #68. But that issue is now at the printer, and will be debuting just in time for Comic-Con, which fittingly is still the Kirby Center of the Universe.
It’s a doozy of an issue, all about Jack’s “Key Characters”. Check out the preview HERE!
We’ve got two brand-spankin’ new mags now shipping!
First is Comic Book Creator #12, co-featuring Jack “Kirby” Kirby and Howard Cruse. It’s editor Jon B. Cooke’s usual exhaustive coverage of both these comics giants, so don’t miss it! You can see a free preview and order HERE.
Then, it’s Alter Ego #140, spotlighting Golden Age comics great Irwin Hasen, artist on the Justice Society and the Dondi newspaper strip. The free preview and ordering info are HERE.
REMINDER! Our 50% off sale on BACK ISSUE magazine ENDS MONDAY! So celebrate the mag’s Eisner nomination by stocking up this weekend.
CLICK HERE to order!
Check out what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in Diamond’s latest Previews catalog
All our publications are now in the front “Comics & Graphic Novels” section, alphabetically in the “TwoMorrows” section (except for LEGO items, which are under “Lego” in the Magazine section).
Below is what we have listed this month. Use the Diamond Order Codes to order at your local comic book shop, or click the links below to pre-order directly from TwoMorrows at 15% off! To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!
The MLJ COMPANION – NEW!
Documents the complete history of Archie Comics’ super-hero characters known as the “Mighty Crusaders”, edited by Paul CASTIGLIA and Rik OFFENBERGER
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY161832
ALTER EGO #142 – NEW!
How Golden Age greats got to Comic-Con, edited by Roy THOMAS
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY161830
BACK ISSUE #91 – NEW!
All-Jerks Issue (starring Guy Gardner), edited by Michael EURY
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY161831
BRICKJOURNAL #41 – NEW!
Out of the world LEGO space creations, edited by Joe MENO
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY162101
MONSTER MASH – NEW PRINTING!
New edition spotlighting the frightening the era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream, written by Mark VOGER
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY161835
Also available this month:
AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: 1960-1964 (MAY161833)
MODERN MASTERS Vol. 7: JOHN BYRNE (MAY161834)
The STAN LEE UNIVERSE (MAY161836)
SWAMPMEN: MUCK MONSTERS OF THE COMICS (MAY161837)
SILVER STAR: GRAPHITE EDITION (MAY161838)
You can download a PDF file of our current Previews ad (listing all our items in the new Previews catalog) by clicking THIS LINK!
Hot’cha! Back Issue #90 cover Eighties Ladies when it ships in mid-July, but we’ve got a preview ready for viewing right now! Pre-order and/or see it HERE!
Shipping TODAY from TwoMorrows! AL PLASTINO: LAST SUPERMAN STANDING, Eddy Zeno’s new biography of the classic Superman artist, details the life and career of the late co-creator of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and the man who illustrated the first story featuring Kryptonite. The print edition in 112 black-&-white pages, and you get a bonus full-color digital edition when you order directly from us!
See a preview and order HERE!
Congratulations to editor Michael Eury and BACK ISSUE magazine, for winning the TwoMorrows Primary Election! This year we garnered THREE Eisner Award nominations in the same category, so we held our own informal poll to see which one fans felt deserved the honor, and BI came out on top with 57% of the vote. So we’re putting all in-stock issues of BACK ISSUE on sale at 50% OFF through May 1.
To celebrate our nominations, anyone can use the Redemption Code “EISNERS” during checkout, and get $3.95 off their next order of $10 or more at www.twomorrows.com. (The code expires May 1.)
Now it’s time to vote for the real thing! All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote in the Eisner Awards, and the deadline is June 17. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 22 at Comic-Con International. If you qualify, go here to vote:
The nominees in the category of Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism are:
Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury (TwoMorrows)
Comic Riffs blog by Michael Cavna, washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/
Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes (Hogan’s Alley)
Jack Kirby Collector, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)
Congrats to all the nominees, and may the best candidate win!
TwoMorrows Publishing is facing a Contested Convention at Comic-Con International this summer, with THREE Eisner Award candidates in the same category!
Our super-delegate staff of authors and editors is uncommitted, so help them decide in the first-ever TwoMorrows Primary election, now through THIS FRIDAY, April 22 at 8am!
There’s only one question on the ballot:
Which of TwoMorrows’ three Eisner nominees should win for “Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism”?
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR
Anyone can vote at this link:
It’s anonymous (you don’t have to enter any personal information) and you’ll find a Coupon Code good for $3.95 off your next order of $10 or more at www.twomorrows.com (enough for a free digital edition of our mags).
Then on April 22 at 9am, we’ll put all in-stock issues of the winning magazine ON SALE at 50% OFF through the end of April!
Will one magazine trump the others, and cruise to an easy victory? Do your comic duty and find out—and encourage others to as well!
(I’m TwoMorrows publisher John Morrow, and I approved this message.)
Shipping today is BrickJournal #39, spotlighting LEGO Dinosaurs! This issue goes jurassic as some of the top LEGO builders worldwide show off their skills.
And this will be the LAST ISSUE that we sell through Barnes & Noble stores, as we move our single issue sales over to Amazon.com.
You can preview the issue, and order your copy at 15% off HERE!
NEW! Order your copy from Amazon.com HERE!
Or Subscribe HERE so you don’t miss an issue!
No matter how you order, it’s all good, clean LEGO fun!
Learn all the background behind Savage Tales, Epic Illustrated, Warren, and other Comics Mags of the ’70s & ’80s in Back Issue #88, shipping today from TwoMorrows (and in stores next week)! Check out the preview and order HERE!