If you’ve been patiently waiting for a copy of the sold-out American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s or The 1990s volumes to complete our series documenting every decade of comic book history, the wait is almost over! Both of these FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS will be back in print in early 2021!
(We’re now on track to have the full set in print, when the new 1945-49 volume ships later in 2021. Look for pre-ordering info on that new volume soon!)
Roger Hill’s acclaimed book Reed Crandall: Illustrator of the Comics sold out just months after its initial hardcover release, and fans have been clamoring for it to be reissued. Now, we’re going back to press for a NEW SOFTCOVER EDITION! Pre-order here!
And due to a warehouse fire, part of the initial print run of Pierre Comtois’ Marvel Comics in the 1970s book was destroyed, leaving many customers without the second book in his trilogy spanning from the 1960s to the 1980s. Now, we’re publishing a NEW EXPANDED EDITION with 16 extra pages of Pierre’s erudite analysis of Marvel’s 1970s output. Pre-order here!
All of these books will be back in print in early 2021!
of continued slow mail delivery nationwide, we want to do our part to
ensure all mail-in votes arrive in time for this year’s election.
So TwoMorrows will NOT be shipping through the US Postal Service between October 26-November 3 (Election Day). Orders placed during that time will be shipped after the election, so please get your orders in this week. (All subscription copies of our new magazines are already in the mail.)
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Monster Mash – RETRO MONSTER POP CULTURE! Time-trip back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters infiltrated America in monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books. This profusely illustrated full-color hardcover covers that creepy, kooky craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits, TV shows (Shock Theatre, The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows), “Mars Attacks” trading cards, Eerie Publications, Planet of the Apes, and more! It features interviews with monster creators, publishers, and TV stars, with a Foreword by TV horror host Zacherley, the “Cool Ghoul.”
It Crept From The Tomb – “BEST OF” THE UK’S TOP HORROR MAG! The new “best of” collection of From The Tomb (the UK’s top mag on horror comics) digs up atomic comics lost to the Cold War, rarely seen/censored British horror comics, the early art of Richard Corben, Good Girls of a bygone age, Tom Sutton, Don Heck, Lou Morales, Al Eadeh, Bruce Jones’ Alien Worlds, HP Lovecraft in Heavy Metal, and more from Atlas, Charlton, Comic Media, DC, EC, Harvey, House of Hammer, Kitchen Sink, Last Gasp, Pacific, Skywald, Warren, and others!
RetroFan #2 is sure to satiate the trick-or-treat cravings of your inner child! We peek into the tombs of TV horror-hosts ZACHERLEY, VAMPIRA, SEYMOUR, MARVIN, and our cover-featured ELVIRA, interviewed by Monster Mash’s MARK VOGER! ANDY MANGELS welcomes us to Saturday morning’s Horrible Hall, home of the Groovie Goolies! SCOTT SAAVEDRA tunes in to the creepy, kooky Bewitched, The Addams Family, and The Munsters! The Oddball World of SCOTT SHAW! takes us on a Jurassic lark through the long-buried Dinosaur Land amusement park! Learn the history of Ben Cooper Halloween costumes in an interview with IRA J. COOPER! Super collector TERRY COLLINS shows off his collection of character lunchboxes! Plus: collecting superhero View-Masters; Sindy, the British Barbie; mood rings, and more fun, fab features! Photo cover spotlighting Elvira herself, CASSANDRA PETERSON! Edited by Back Issue magazine’s MICHAEL EURY.
In RetroFan #6, tune in to the retro line-up of MeTV, with crazy creepster SVENGOOLIE! Meet Eddie Munster himself, BUTCH PATRICK! ANDY MANGELS calls on the original Saturday Morning Ghost Busters, with BOB BURNS! The Oddball World of SCOTT SHAW! uncovers the nutty Naugas! Plus: ERNEST FARINO’s “I Was a Teenage James Bond,” SCOTT SAAVEDRA’s “My Letters to Famous People,” the Archie-Dobie Gillis connection by WILL MURRAY, the Pinball Hall of Fame, Alien action figures, the Rubik’s Cube fad, and more fun, fab features! Edited by Back Issue magazine’s MICHAEL EURY.
Just in time for Halloween, RetroFan #11 features interviews with Dark Shadows’ Quentin Collins, David Selby, and the niece of movie Frankenstein Glenn Strange, Julie Ann Ream. Plus: Kolchak the Night Stalker, Rod Serling retrospective, Casper the Friendly Ghost, TV’s Adventures of Superman, Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen, Quisp and Quake cereals, Saturday morning cartoon preview specials, scratch model customs, and more fun, fab features! Featuring columns by Ernest Farino, Andy Mangels, Will Murray, Scott Saavedra, and Scott Shaw! Edited by Michael Eury.
It’s a Fawcett Collectors of America (FCA) Special, with spotlights on Kurt Schaffenberger (Captain Marvel, Ibis the Invincible, Marvel Family, Lois Lane), and Alex Ross on his awesome painting of the super-heroes influenced by the original Captain Marvel! Plus Michael T. Gilbert’s “Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt” on Superman editor Mort Weisinger, John Broome, and more! Cover by Schaffenberger! And as always, edited by Roy Thomas! Click here to preview the issue and order!
Two new issues are shipping today! BACK ISSUE #122 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Wolfman & Pérez’s NEW TEEN TITANS! And JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #79 looks at Kirby’s place in “The Big Picture!“ Get ’em both today
Our first new releases since the Pandemic are now shipping! And back issues are 40% off through Labor Day (ends Sept. 8)! Download our free digital catalog here!
Back Issue #121 is our Conan and the Barbarians issue, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Conan #1! The Bronze Age Barbarian Boom, Top 50 Marvel Conan stories, Marvel’s Not-Quite Conans (from Kull to Skull), Arak–Son of Thunder, Warlord action figures, Gray Morrow’s Edge of Chaos, and Conan the Barbarian at Dark Horse Comics. Joining Roy Thomas are Kurt Busiek, Ernie Colon, Chuck Dixon, Mike Grell, Ron Randall, Dann Thomas, Timothy Truman, Marv Wolfman, and many more. Featuring the never-before-published alternate cover for Marvel’s Conan #9, from 1971. Edited by Michael Eury. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
Alter Ego #165 showcases Martin Goodman, original publisher of Timely/Atlas/Marvel Comics, 1939-1971—with coverage by comics historian Will Murray. With art and artifacts by the likes of Lee, Kirby, Ditko, Romita, Maneely, Buscema, Everett, Burgos, Gustavson, Schomburg, Colan, Adams, Steranko, and many others! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America)—Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt with still more on Pete Morisi—John Broome—and plenty of other stuff! Cover painting by Drew Friedman! Edited by Roy Thomas. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
Comic Book Creator #23 showcases a remarkable and revealing interview with comics pioneer and the artist extraordinaire of ElfQuest, Wendy Pini, about her difficult early years and escape to a creative life through fantasy fiction, adventure cartoons, Marvel Comics, and dance. We also talk to Richard Pini, ElfQuest co-creator, about their nearly 48-year marriage and their even-older creative partnership! Delayed from last issue, we present the final segment of our interview with Craig Yoe, as we visit his New York abode to talk about his work on The Muppets and friendship with legendary Jim Henson, his career-changing book, The Art of Mickey Mouse, and current Yoe Books imprint. We also talk with Larry Koster, onetime Gil Kane boyhood friend and business partner, about publishing His Name Is… Savage and other adventures with the raconteur comic book artist. Plus Michael Aushenker chats with the great Pablo Marcos about his awesome Marvel horror work and so much more! And the wonderful Fred Hembeck rounds things up! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
RetroFan #10 (now bi-monthly!) celebrates fifty years of Shaft—can you dig it? Plus: interviews with Family Affair’s Kathy Garver and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour’s Geri “Fake Jan” Reischl, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, rare Godzillamerchandise, Spaghetti Westerns, Saturday morning cartoon preview specials, fake presidential candidates, Spider-Man/The Spider parallels, Stuckey’s, and more fun, fab features! Featuring columns by Ernest Farino, Andy Mangels, Will Murray, Scott Saavedra, and Scott Shaw! Edited by Michael Eury. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
BrickJournal #63, the magazine for Lego® enthusiasts, goes under the sea to visit Ryan Van Duzor’s Coral Reef, sails over to Hawaii to visit the many creations of Colin Hemmen’s Brickiverse, and then flies to Hollywood to take a look at John Klapheke’s scenes from the Indiana Jones movies! Plus: “AFOLs” by cartoonist Greg Hyland, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, BrickNerd’s DIY Fan Art with Tommy Williamson, Minifigure Customization with Jared K. Burks, and more! Edited by Joe Meno. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
John Morrow (publisher, Jack Kirby Collector editor) moderates a discussion about how the pandemic is changing the way TwoMorrows Publishing produces its books and magazines, its current challenges, and updates on release schedules and new projects. Featured are Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine), Keith Dallas (American Comic Book Chronicles series), and Eric Nolen-Weathington (Modern Masters series).
Joe Sinnott just passed away at age 93. An amazing man with amazing longevity, both in life, and in his comics career.
I first met Joe in person in 1996, not long after starting the Jack Kirby Collector. I was exhibiting at the Ramapo Comic Convention in New York, held in a school gymnasium, and the staff there sat me next to Joe. I was dumbfounded to be next to this creator I’d admired so much for most of my life, and didn’t know what to say. Joe, in his usual easygoing manner, immediately put me at ease, and drew me into conversation. He and his lovely wife Betty were delightful that entire show, and I believe she took the photo here (or else my wife Pam did).
We corresponded by phone and mail quite a bit over the years, and it was always a joy to open one of his letters, and see his beautiful handwriting—every bit as meticulous as his inking. We published a biography of Joe titled Brush Strokes With Greatness, and he was always appreciative of that, and of the times I featured his art or interviews in the Jack Kirby Collector (which, of course, should’ve been—and was—the other way around; I was blessed to have the association with HIM!).
We got to see each other a few more times in person at the New York Comic-Con and San Diego. But one of the nicest moments I had involving Joe, was in late 2017, when out of the blue, a card arrived in my mailbox, containing a hand-drawn image of Thor and the Thing, congratulating me on the Inkpot Award I’d received that year at Comic-Con. That’s the kind of person Joe Sinnott was: Deep in his faith in God, overflowing with kindness for others, and just one of the nicest people you would ever meet. He was a genuinely great human being, and I will really, really miss him.