The American Comic Book Chronicles is our ambitious series of full-color hardcovers, where our top authors document each decade of comic book history from the 1940s to present. These books compile over 2000 pages of heavily-researched information, in a friendly, searchable year-by-year format. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for any comic book enthusiast.
Now shipping is John Wells’ new volume on 1965-69. It covers the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon, Wally Wood’s Tower Comics, Charlton’s Action Heroes, the Batman TV?show, Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O’Neil leading a youth wave in comics, Gold Key digests, the Archies and Josie & the Pussycats, and more. CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
To date, we’ve released these volumes:
And in August (debuting at Comic-Con) we’ll be releasing the 1970-79 volume. The next two years will bring a 1920s-30s volume, two 1940s books, and a 1990s edition to round out the 20th Century. It’s the culmination of what I started with TwoMorrows back in 1994.
ALTER EGO #125 (84 pages with FULL COLOR, $8.95) telegraphs everything you ever wanted to know about LEE HARRIS—the artist/creator of the Golden Age Detective Comics super-hero Air Wave—as revealed by son JONATHAN LEVEY to interviewer RICHARD J. ARNDT! There’s plenty of rarely-seen 1940s art treasures—including Lando, The Flame, Green Falcon, and mysterious, never-published art of an alternate version of DC’s Tarantula! Plus more of AMY KISTE NYBERG’s Seal of Approval expose on the Comic Code—and artist SAL AMENDOLA tells the story of ACBA (Academy of Comic Book Arts), the 1970s comics-pro organization, with plenty of photos and art! Extra: FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT lurking in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY, and more! Edited by ROY THOMAS.
You can view a FREE preview and order the PRINT EDITION (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or DIGITAL EDITION ONLY (just $3.95) at:
Save more with a print or digital subscription:
Eight-issue subscriptions are $67 US for Print (with FREE digital edition, and FREE US shipping), or $23.60 for Digital Only (just $2.95 each)
Order the Print Edition at your local comic book shop using Diamond Order Code: FEB141649
This issue will be in stores Wednesday, May 21, and is now shipping directly from TwoMorrows.
Since we’ll be out of town (and thus not shipping too many orders) the next few days, I’ve decided to extend our current online sale (offering $1 off most Digital Editions) through the end of this month. The discount is taken at checkout, and you’ll get immediate access to the PDFs as soon as you complete the checkout process (so you won’t have to wait for us to ship you anything).
But if you want PRINT items, don’t hesitate to order them now; we’ll have a skeleton crew of TwoMorrows Elves working over the next few days; you’ll just need to be a little more patient than usual waiting for your order to arrive, as we’re bound to run behind on shipping through the end of April.
Wonder why we have a “Closed Till April 28” banner atop our website right now? In addition to Spring Break vacation with my family and our aforementioned appearance at WonderCon this weekend, NEXT weekend, TwoMorrows will be exhibiting at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2, as everyone’s calling it). We’re at Booth #708, with the same great 50% OFF sale at product debuts (Alter Ego #125, and American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69) as WonderCon. So if you’re not able to hit the West Coast, the Windy City’s just as nice. See you there?
If you’re in the Anaheim, California area this weekend, in between stops at Disneyland, don’t miss WonderCon, the sort of “Comic-Con Lite” (if you call upwards of 50,000 attendees “lite”). It’s shaping up to be another amazing show (it’s run by the same folks who put on Comic-Con in San Diego every summer), and TwoMorrows will be there at Booth #525, offering a whopping 50% OFF almost everything at our tables. We’ll also be debuting a few copies of Alter Ego #125, and our latest American Comic Book Chronicles volume (on 1965-69). But get there early, cause we only have a few copies of these pre-release items.
Now through APRIL 15, you get $1 OFF all DIGITAL back issues of our magazines! During this sale, you’ll save 25-50%—here’s some examples:
Regular $3.95 = now $2.95
Regular $2.95 = now $1.95
Regular $1.95 = now 95¢
The $1 discount will be reflected as soon as you add a digital edition to your shopping cart. NOTE: The newest issues of each mag, and any upcoming issues, are not part of the sale, but if you get a digital subscription, you’ll be saving $1 on those issues too!
While we’re frantically working away on our upcoming biography of superstar artist Herb Trimpe (due out early next year), we’re ready to whet your appetite with a Hulk-tastic issue of Alter Ego spotlighting the artist known for his work on the Green Goliath! Issue #124 is now shipping, and you can read a free preview of it here.
Don’t tell anyone, so you can be the first to get the new Back Issue magazine (#72). As you can see above, editor Michael Eury is doing his part to make sure the word doesn’t get spread around (at least not among the Inhumans…).
This shiny new “Robots” theme issue got back from the printer a little early, so we’re going ahead and mailing it to subscribers, and putting it on sale a week early! You can order now, or just view our sneak preview at this link.
Russ Heath has had a stellar career in comics for decades, and in the new issue of Comic Book Creator, editor Jon B. Cooke spotlights the multi-talented artist, who’s still producing wonderful work to this day. CBC #4 is officially shipping from us today, and will be in stores next Wednesday. And you can get a juicy taste of his work in the free CBC #4 BONUS PDF we’re offering to everyone, available HERE.