In memory of Dan Spiegle

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Last weekend, artist Dan Spiegle passed away at the age of 96. You probably remember him from his run on Blackhawk, or DNAgents/Crossfire, or his westerns, or his wonderful Gold Key comics… the list goes on and on.

I’ll remember him from working together on John Coates’ book Dan Spiegle: A Life In Comic Art, which we published back in 2013. He’s the epitome of the type of artist that TwoMorrows strives to bring recognition to: Hardworking, supremely talented men and women who labored their whole lives to bring us exemplary comics art, giving far more to the work than was required to simply earn their paycheck. Dan cared about doing his best on every job, and it shows. I still regret that Dan never got a chance to unleash his talents on Jack Kirby’s Kamandi comic. (Jack had originally hoped to launch the series, then turn it over to another artist to draw from his plots/scripts, and Dan was high on the list Jack wanted to see draw it.)

Marie Spiegle, Dan’s widow, asks that in lieu of flowers, fans are encouraged to make a contribution in his name to the “Carpinteria Valley Historical Society” and mail it to them at 956 Maple Ave., Carpinteria, California 93013.

Our aforementioned Dan Spiegle: A Life In Comic Art book has been sold out for a while, and the few dinged-up copies we had left sold out last year almost as soon as they were made available. Ironically, we just discovered that Diamond still has a few stashed in their warehouses. If you never picked up this great look at Dan’s life and career, this is probably your last shot. Either order it directly from TwoMorrows at THIS LINK, or ask your local comics shop to get it from Diamond using Diamond Order Code MAR131309.

(As per TwoMorrows policy, Dan’s wife Marie will continue to receive profits from any copies sold, in print or digital format.)

CBC #15 gets relisted NEXT month in Previews

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The new Diamond Previews catalog accidentally ran the incorrect cover art for Comic Book Creator #15, so we’re cancelling that listing to avoid confusion. CBC #15, the MARK SCHULTZ issue, will be relisted in next month’s Previews catalog, or you can pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows HERE!

Another one bites the dust: Alter Ego #141 is now sold out!

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you! ALTER EGO #141 just SOLD OUT in print form at TwoMorrows! Just like Back Issue #88 and #89 (and soon, #90), our distributor finally allowing us to re-list magazines in Previews means our stock gets depleted just a few months after a new issue is released.

We’re considering increasing print runs—but does this all equate to more new customers, or just the same number of people getting them sooner through a second go-around in Previews? We’re weighing our options, but for the time being, if you haven’t snatched up our last few issues of each of our mags, better get ’em now! (CBC #11 and Kirby Collector #69 are getting low too!)

If you missed it, ask your local comics shop to order through Diamond ASAP!

Get the MODERN MASTERS Bundle (17 books for $5 each, plus two free bonuses)!

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Start 2017 with a bundle of 17 MODERN MASTERS books for $5 each, plus a bonus book and DVD while they last!

With over two dozen volumes celebrating the lives and work of today’s greatest comics artists, the Modern Masters book series is a must-have for any bookshelf! And when you order these 17 volumes together as a bundle, they’re only $5 each:

Kevin Maguire
Charles Vess
Michael Golden
Jerry Ordway
Mike Allred
Lee Weeks
Mike Ploog
Kyle Baker
Chris Sprouse
Mark Buckingham
Guy Davis
Jeff Smith
Frazer Irving
Ron Garney
Eric Powell
Cliff Chiang
Paolo Rivera

Plus you get two FREE bonuses with the bundle:
Kevin Nowlan (only a few slightly scuffed copies of this sold out book, included while they last—order early!)
Michael Golden DVD (normally $19.95)

(Note: Because of the heavily discounted price, a digital edition is not included with each book. Also, due to low stock, the volumes on Alan Davis, George Perez, John Byrne, Mark Schultz, and John Romita Jr. are not part of this bundle offer.)

This offer is good for online orders only of the full bundle (no substitutions), placed through February 1, so go to www.twomorrows.com and click on the banner at the top of the page to order!

Beat the 2017 BrickJournal price increase!

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Subscribe to BrickJournal by January 31 and save $10 per year (back to 2015 prices) on the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages!

If you have issues left, renew early! And double your savings with a two-year renewal! (International customers also save $10 per year!)

Order HERE!

Back Issue #94 and Comic Book Creator #14 ship today! (And CBC #3 sells out!)

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BACK ISSUE #94 spotlights INDIE SUPERHEROES! NEAL ADAMS Ms. Mystic interview, Continuity Comics, BILL BLACK Captain Paragon interview, Justice Machine history, STEVEN GRANT/NORM BREYFOGLE Whisper “Pro2Pro” interview, and the ’80s revivals of Mighty Crusaders and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Featuring RICH BUCKLER, MIKE DEODATO, MARK ELLIS, TOM GRINDBERG, MIKE GUSTOVICH, TONY ISABELLA, DOUG MURRAY, BILL REINHOLD, JERRY ORDWAY, GEORGE PÉREZ, DANN THOMAS, and more. Preview the issue, and order your copy HERE!

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COMIC BOOK CREATOR #14 spotlights the incomparable KELLEY JONES! From the early years as inker at Marvel Comics to his rise to present-day greatness at DC depicting BATMAN, DEADMAN, and SWAMP THING (all featured on our horrific cover), the artist receives his due in a massively comprehensive interview with Peter Quinones, in a feature also chockful of rarely-seen artwork! Plus Will Murray examines the nefarious legacy of BATMAN co-creator BOB KANE in a feature-length investigation into tragic ghosts and rapacious greed. We also look at RAINA TELGEMEIER and her magnificent army of devotees courtesy of Eti Berland. And, rounding out our spook-tacular special, we include columns by our superb contributors, including the hilarious HEMBECK! You can order it HERE!

Both issues are in stores now, and is shipping directly from TwoMorrows Publishing.

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NOTE: COMIC BOOK CREATOR #3 is now SOLD OUT in print form! Those Neal Adams covers go fast, so don’t delay ordering either of these new issues, or you risk missing out!

We’re (almost) outta here!

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As we wind down this week, getting the last of our book sale orders shipped, we wanted to let you know that TwoMorrows will be closed all next week (Dec. 24-Jan. 3), but reopen on Jan. 4. We’ll make sure every order we had was shipped, but at that point, only the Shadow (and the US Postal Service) knows what happened to it, so check your tracking email.

Happy holidays! And we look forward to more great publications for our readers in 2017!

$12 book sale ends this Sunday at midnight!

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Our 12 Days of Savings Sale (with 12 key books, on sale for $12 each, for 12 days only) ends at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 18! So don’t delay ordering! (At this point, we’re so swamped with orders, that the only chance to get yours by Dec. 23 is to choose Priority Mail Shipping, and hope really hard for a Christmas miracle at the US Postal Service… but we’ll still get ’em in the mail as quickly as we can.)

12 books, $12 each, for 12 Days of Savings

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For our last sale of the year, TwoMorrows is offering 12 Days of Savings, with a dozen key books, all at $12 each! But it’s only for 12 days (through Dec. 18), so celebrate the holidays with great savings of 50-75% off! (NOTE: For the best chance of US delivery by Dec. 23, order early and choose PRIORITY MAIL shipping.) Order HERE!

Titles are:
The Incredible Herb Trimpe (hardcover)
Don Heck: A Work of Art (hardcover)
Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (hardcover)
Carmine Infantino: Penciler, Publisher, Provocateur (hardcover)
John Romita… And All That Jazz (hardcover)
Sal Buscema: Comics’ Fast & Furious Artist (hardcover)
The Batcave Companion
The Hawkman Companion
The Krypton Companion
The Quality Companion
All-Star Companion, Volume 4

And (because he makes a cameo appearance almost everywhere):
The Stan Lee Universe

Free Interactive Catalog lets you take advantage of our 45% OFF SALE this weekend!

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Want to take advantage of our 45% OFF Sale, but don’t want to wade through so many issues on our website? Download our FREE PDF Catalog, which is fully interactive. Just flip through it, find an issue you like, click on it, and you’ll automatically be taken to its ordering page online. Then repeat for each issue you want to order, and checkout. Easy-peasy!

CLICK HERE to download your free PDF copy!

Now through December 5, TwoMorrows Publishing is offering 45% OFF all our older Black & White print magazines! This includes:

Alter Ego (up to issue #106, including Alter Ego: Centennial)
Back Issue (up to issue #51)
Comic Book Artist (all issues)
Draw (up to issue #24)
Jack Kirby Collector (up to issue #60, including Kirby Five-Oh! and Lee & Kirby: The Wonder Years)
Rough Stuff (all issues)

PLUS: All BrickJournal and LEGO-related publications (including our Minifigure Customization and You Can Build It books) are also 45% off!

So it’s a great time to stock up for the holidays, as a gift for someone else, or treat yourself and complete your collection!

BONUS: We’ve also included all our SCRATCH & DENT items (slightly scuffed or dinged copies of long sold-out books & mags) in this 45% off sale. In many cases, only one copy is left, so don’t delay!

The sale is for ONLINE orders only, placed at our website through 12:01am EST on Dec. 5, 2016. It only applies to PRINT copies, but a free digital edition is included where available (except for scratch & dent copies, which are print only). New and upcoming issues are not part of this sale, but are available at our everyday 15% off discount.

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