August 2003 - 108 pages
ALTER EGO #27 spotlights color covers by Golden Age artist JACK BURNLEY and (with a little help from some latter-day friends) JACK “KING” KIRBY! Inside, we interview VIN SULLIVAN (the man who bought Superman, and told BOB KANE to create Batman!), with art by JOE SHUSTER, CREIG FLESSEL, SHELLY MOLDOFF, OGDEN WHITNEY, FRED GUARDINEER, JACK BURNLEY, et al.! MICHAEL T. GILBERT and two talented super-fans show “lost” KIRBY Hulk covers that might’ve been if The Incredible Hulk hadn’t been canceled after #6 in 1963! Then, we present the 1948 NEW YORK COMICON with STAN LEE, JULIUS SCHWARTZ, CHARLIE BIRO, HARVEY KURTZMAN, ROY THOMAS, and OTTO & JACK BINDER (you won’t believe it till you see it—and maybe not even then)! There’s also BUNNY KAUFMAN (she wrote Batman in the 1940s), and a pulsating potpourri of underrated Golden Age artists: L.B. COLE, HENRY ENOCH SHARP, LES ZAKARIN, and, oh yeah, JOHN ROMITA! Plus: ALEX TOTH, BILL SCHELLY, JIM AMASH, FCA with C.C. BECK, MARC SWAYZE, JAY DISBROW, & more!
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