I usually try to keep this focused on comics, but this one hits close to home.
In 2012, my good friend’s brother was murdered senselessly on the streets of New York. You probably saw it on the national news, so I won’t go into all the details out of respect for their privacy. But I did see firsthand some of what he and his family had to go through, seeing horrific images of their loved one on the news, and all over the Internet.
His brother has started a petition on MoveOn.org, in hopes of getting those violent images of his murdered brother removed from the web, so he and his children (and others in the same situation) don’t have that constant reminder of this horrible event.
I hope you’ll consider going to THIS LINK, and signing the petition.
JAN. 30 UPDATE: While I still think this is a very worthwhile petition, shortly after I signed it myself, I started getting emails from MoveOn.org asking me to sign other petitions and to support other causes. While I may support some of those, I unsubscribed so I wouldn’t be getting my email box filled with unsolicited mail. Just wanted readers to know about this, so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to sign this.
Today, we’re shipping Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in author Pierre Comtois’ series of issue-by-issue “field guides” to the company. If you loved (or hated) Marvel’s output in the 1980s, you’ll be fascinated by Pierre’s insights into how the company changed over the course of that decade, and the impact books like Frank Miller’s Daredevil and Claremont & Byrne’s X-Men had on shaping Marvel into the pop culture phenomenon it is today. But don’t take my word for it: check out our free preview on the order page HERE.
For one week only, we’re offering our customers 50% OFF ALL BOOKS ON COMICS HISTORY! Plus, when you order the discounted print edition, you get the digital edition FREE where available. This includes:
• Our groundbreaking American Comic Book Chronicles history series
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• ALTER EGO collections, and more!
(The sale ends at midnight EST on February 1, and does not include subscriptions, digital editions, new releases, or upcoming items.)
Happy reading and research from TwoMorrows!
Shipping today from TwoMorrows (did you catch that?), is Back Issue #78, which editor Michael Eury has dubbed the “WEIRD” issue. It features Batman’s weirdest team-ups, House of Mystery, Weird War, Steve Ditko’s SHADE and STALKER, and more odd, strange, and mysterious comics history fun! You can see a free preview and order it HERE.