Monthly Archives: February 2013

Back Issue #62 spotlights Superman in the Bronze Age

BACK ISSUE #62 (84 pages, FULL-COLOR, $8.95) shines on “Superman in the Bronze Age”! The JULIUS SCHWARTZ Superman Dynasty, the Private Life of CURT SWAN, the Superman Family, Superman back-up series, an Atomic Skull history, World of Krypton—comics’ first miniseries, the Golden Age Superman, the Supermobile, and ALAN MOORE’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” With commentary from and art by NEAL ADAMS, MURPHY ANDERSON, NICK CARDY, HOWARD CHAYKIN, PAUL KUPPERBERG, BOB OKSNER, DENNY O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO, BOB ROZAKIS, ALEX SAVIUK, and more. With a Superman vs. Bizarro No. 1 cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ and SCOTT WILLIAMS! Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

You can order and see a preview HERE!

History unfolds in our groundbreaking AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES series

The American Comic Book Chronicles is our ambitious new series, where our top authors document each decade of comic book history from the 1940s to present. In the tradition of such groundbreaking history books as The Steranko History of Comics—which informed a generation of fans in the 1970s about the roots of comic books—these full-color hardcovers will compile over 2000 pages of heavily-researched information, in a friendly, searchable year-by-year format.

NOW SHIPPING: Author John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era. The book features a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics’ rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and other 1940s characters, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths; Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters; Batman’s 1960s “new look”; the Blue Beetle’s resurrection and revamp at Charlton Comics; the debut of Creepy #1 from Warren Publishing, which brought horror back to comic book form; the boom of Harvey Comics’ “kid” line or Casper, Richie Rich, and more.

These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for any comic book enthusiast.

You can order or see a FREE preview HERE!

1960-64 Volume: (224-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $39.95
(Digital Edition) $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-60549-045-8 • NOW SHIPPING!
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG121321

1980s Volume:?(288-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $41.95
(Digital Edition) $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60549-046-5
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: NOV121322

1950s Volume:?Ships Summer 2013
1970s Volume: Ships Fall 2013
1965-69 Volume: Ships Spring 2014
1940-44 Volume: Ships Summer 2014
1990s Volume: Ships Fall 2014
1945-49 Volume: Ships Spring 2015

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Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore: Indispensable Edition
Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure
Modern Masters Vol. 9: Mike Wieringo

Alter Ego #47, 48, 51, 55, 60, 62, and 63
Back Issue #2, 6, 9, and 16
Draw! #5, 6, 13, 18, 20
Rough Stuff #1-12
Write Now #1-5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15-17, 19, 20

“I’ve Got Issues” BrickJournal shirt (only 1 XL Adult shirt remaining)
“Happy Brick” Lego shirt (only a few sizes and colors left)
Tulip Kit
P-38 Lightning Plane Kit
Spacefighter Kit

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Roy Thomas goes 3-D in the latest ALTER EGO magazine

ALTER EGO magazine is taking a red and green look at all the sensational stereoscopic comics of the 1950s in a special 3-D ISSUE, which is in stores now. Issue #115 of ROY THOMAS’ magazine on comics of the Golden and Silver Ages gives an in-depth feature assembled and annotated by the late RAY (3-D) ZONE just weeks before his recent passing, which features never-before-revealed secrets of the 3-D era. The issue reproduces actual 1950s 3-D art by such industry legends as JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, MORT MESKIN, BOB POWELL, HOWARD NOSTRAND, CURT SWAN, WAYNE BORING, JIM MOONEY, SYD SHORES, GEORGE TUSKA and many others. Every copy of Alter Ego #115 comes polybagged with a FREE pair of 3-D glasses, so fans can enjoy the fun visuals (and eye-strain) just as readers did in the 1950s!

The new issue also features an FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) section on the history of Fawcett Comics, by noted historian P.C. HAMERLINCK (keeper of Shazam! creator C.C. BECK’s archives). Plus, there’s MICHAEL T. GILBERT exploring what lies in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, and BILL SCHELLY documenting comics fandom history, all behind a Captain 3-D cover by JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY.

Available now HERE!