Monthly Archives: December 2010

They say it’s your birthday…

…and yesterday it was mine. 48 years old/young (I’m not afraid to tell my age). My wife Pam says I look a little thinner and a lot younger than I did a few months ago, so I guess I’m doing something right lately.

What did I spend my special day doing?

Nothing comic-booky at all. And I heartily endorse it (to paraphrase Art Linkletter on the Game of Life, my favorite board game as a kid, and now).

Pam, our two daughters, and I spent the afternoon Christmas Caroling with members of our church, going to a nursing home, and the homes of some of our church’s homebound older members. (And in case you wondered, as surely you have, yes, I have a decent enough singing voice; I was a music major in college before switching to graphic design, and I can carry a tune pretty well. Watch out, Justin Bieber.)

I’ve gotta say, for about three hours, I didn’t think about it being my birthday, or ruminate on getting older; it was pretty gratifying to see how much these folks appreciated the fact that they simply weren’t forgotten about. It was equally gratifying to see how many teenagers came along to sing, of their own free will. Despite their deplorable lack of interest in comics, it looks like there’s still some hope for the youth of today. 🙂

Of course, it’s sobering too, to reflect on the fact that, one day, I may be in the same situation as some of the seniors I saw yesterday. But that didn’t hit me till long after the singing stopped. It was just a great day, start to finish. Here’s to another 48 (at least!).

And if you have any old Jack Kirby original art pages laying around, I’ll gladly accept them as a belated birthday gift—y’know, just so you don’t feel guilty about not getting me a present.

To all the people on Facebook who took the time to email me birthday greetings, let me say THANKS! I’m a total rookie on Facebook, and don’t check my page often enough (okay, hardly ever; never enough time). But it’s awfully cool to wake up and find my email box full of such pleasant messages.

ALTER EGO #99 preview is up!

ALTER EGO #99 spotlights the late GEORGE TUSKA and you can check out a FREE PDF preview of the issue at this link:

To order through Diamond Comic Distributors, use Diamond Order Code: NOV101119

To preorder directly from TwoMorrows, for a FLASH preview, or for more info, go to:

It’ll be in stores on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.

New way to order our Digital Editions

For your convenience, we’ve now combined PRINT and DIGITAL ordering onto the same pages at our website. Just go to the description page for any item, and if a Digital Edition is available, you’ll see a menu at the bottom that says “What Format?”. Just choose DIGITAL ONLY, add it to your shopping cart, and checkout as usual. When you complete your order, the link to the DIGITAL EDITION will be on the confirmation page at checkout. (You may have to  scroll down to find it, depending on how big your computer screen is.)

Customers who order the Print versions of our magazines still get FREE access to the corresponding Digital Edition.

And if you’ve been looking closely, you may’ve noticed we’ve just added a LOT of Digital Editions of our older mags. There’s more to come, and by Jan. 1, we plan to have ALL our back issues available in digital form, with sold out BOOKS coming next. So tune in regularly to our site.

And look for our brand spankin’ new 2011 Catalog to be available at the first of the year. (Guess what I’ll be spending my Christmas vacation doing…)

Free preview of Back Issue #46 is up now!

I just sent Back Issue #46 to the printer, featuring a collection of “Greatest Stories Never Told”. It’s a great issue, from Mike Grell’s recounting of the unknown beginnings of Warlord, to the amazing unused Mike Sekowsky pages for a never-published Black Canary mini-series! (I’m a huge Sekowsky fan; sure wish we could’ve seen that one, with inks by Dick Giordano!)

You can see a free preview of the issue by clicking HERE:

If you prefer to see it in FLASH format, want more info on the issue, or want to order, here’s the link: