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!
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-Manâ€”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.
You likey LEGO. You likey robots. So what could be better than a whole issue of our magazine BrickJournal, devoted to the most amazing LEGO robotics ever built? The new issue (#33) is shipping today, and you can check it out HERE.
One of the most fun parts of publishing the Modern Masters book series, is that it keeps me aware of a lot of the amazing younger artists working in comics today. The more “seasoned” comics fans like me can tend to ignore much of what’s going on in the current comics scene, and I must admit I wasn’t that aware of Guy Davis and Frazer Irving’s work until editor Eric Nolen-Weathington pitched them to me as possible MM subjects. After seeing their stuff, it didn’t take much convincing for me to greenlight their recent books.
Such was the case with Paolo Rivera as well. I took one look at the guy’s work, and immediately spotted a J.C. Leyendecker vibe going on in his paintings, which was good enough for me (I’ve been an huge admirer of Leyendecker since my days in art school). He’s got as close to a classic style as I’ve seen in comics in a long while. But don’t take my word for it; check out the free preview of our latest Modern Master HERE.
I usually try to keep this focused on comics, but this one hits close to home.
In 2012, my good friend’s brother was murdered senselessly on the streets of New York. You probably saw it on the national news, so I won’t go into all the details out of respect for their privacy. But I did see firsthand some of what he and his family had to go through, seeing horrific images of their loved one on the news, and all over the Internet.
His brother has started a petition on MoveOn.org, in hopes of getting those violent images of his murdered brother removed from the web, so he and his children (and others in the same situation) don’t have that constant reminder of this horrible event.
I hope you’ll consider going to THIS LINK, and signing the petition.
JAN. 30 UPDATE: While I still think this is a very worthwhile petition, shortly after I signed it myself, I started getting emails from MoveOn.org asking me to sign other petitions and to support other causes. While I may support some of those, I unsubscribed so I wouldn’t be getting my email box filled with unsolicited mail. Just wanted readers to know about this, so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to sign this.
Today, we’re shipping Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in author Pierre Comtois’ series of issue-by-issue “field guides” to the company. If you loved (or hated) Marvel’s output in the 1980s, you’ll be fascinated by Pierre’s insights into how the company changed over the course of that decade, and the impact books like Frank Miller’s Daredevil and Claremont & Byrne’s X-Men had on shaping Marvel into the pop culture phenomenon it is today. But don’t take my word for it: check out our free preview on the order page HERE.
For one week only, we’re offering our customersÂ 50% OFF ALL BOOKS ON COMICS HISTORY!Â Plus, when you order the discounted print edition, you get the digital edition FREE where available. This includes:
â€˘Â Our groundbreakingÂ American Comic Book ChroniclesÂ history series
â€˘Â Our acclaimedÂ CompanionÂ books, on fan-favorite series and characters
â€˘Â ALTER EGOÂ collections, and more!
(The sale ends at midnight EST on February 1, and does not include subscriptions, digital editions,Â new releases,Â or upcoming items.)
Happy reading and research from TwoMorrows!
Shipping today from TwoMorrows (did you catch that?), is Back Issue #78, which editor Michael Eury has dubbed the “WEIRD” issue. It features Batman’s weirdest team-ups, House of Mystery, Weird War, Steve Ditko’s SHADE and STALKER, and more odd, strange, and mysterious comics history fun! You can see a free preview and order it HERE.
Between our big 50% off sale in November, and three new pubs shipping this week (and about 5 more going to press before year’s end), it’s been a hectic couple of months around TwoMorrows HQ! But we wrapping up getting all the copies of these three beauties out before we close for the holidays next week:
ALTER EGO #130 (special FCA holiday theme issue)
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #64 (on Kirby’s war experiences and Super-soldiers)
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #6: SWAMPMEN! (the long-awaited super-size BOOK we first announced over a decade ago is finally out)
OUR NEW 2015 CATALOG!
You can order and see previews of each one at the links above. And a free copy of our new catalog will be included in ALL these issues, plus the next issue of BACK ISSUE and DRAW when they ship in the next two months. So immerse yourself in all the TwoMorrows goodness that’s waiting for you as we enter a brand new year!
Just in time for the holidays, BrickJournal #32 is shipping from us. We’ve also got a special display in select Barnes & Noble stores all this month, giving the mag even more exposure in December. So if you or someone you know is a LEGO fanatic, check out the free preview and order a copy HERE.
And we’re currently offering two incredible deals, through the end of December only:
â€˘ 1 year (6 issue) subscriptions to BrickJournal are at their lowest price everâ€”only $42 (regularly $50, so it’s like getting one issue free), available by CLICKING HERE.
â€˘ All BrickJournal back issues are only $5 each, so stock up now at THIS LINK.