January 2002 - 100 pages
Alter Ego #12 presents quality control: The Golden Age of Blackhawk, Plastic Man, The Spirit, and Torchy! Plus, DC, Fawcett, and more! Featuring never-before-published color cover re-creations by Bill Ward and Paul Reinman! A humongous interview with Gill Fox, 1940s artist/editor of Quality Comics! Rare Quality Comics art by Reed Crandall, Lou Fine, Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Paul Gustavson, Alex Kotsky, Bill Ward, and more! Also, unseen 1940s DC art by Paul Reinman, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, and others! A look at Gladiator, Philip Wylie's 1930 novel that may have spawned Superman! And, at last, The All-Star Squadron saga continues, with Wein, Buckler, Giodano, Ordway, and Thomas! Plus, Michael Gilbert revisits the wondrous world of Wally Wood! FCA presents Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, et al! And that infamous 1965 Newsweek article on comics, printed in full, and examined by Bill Schelly, with previously un-transcribed tapes from the Newsweek interviews! All this and more!
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