Monthly Archives: July 2015

Harvey Award nomination for Comic Book Creator

Jon B. Cooke’s COMIC BOOK CREATOR magazine just got a Harvey Award nomination for BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 26, 2015 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

These are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by comic book professionals. Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field. Final ballots are available at, so if you’re eligible, go ahead and vote now before you forget!

Back Issue #82 and Alter Ego #134 are now shipping

Back Issue #82 (84 full-color pages, $8.95) looks at pivotal Bronze Age Events! With extensive coverage of the Avengers/Defenders War, JLA/JSA crossovers, Secret Wars, Crisis’ 30th anniversary, Legends, Millennium, Invasion, Infinity Gauntlet, and more! Featuring the work of SAL BUSCEMA, DICK DILLIN, TODD McFARLANE, GEORGE PÉREZ, JOE STATON, LEN WEIN, MARV WOLFMAN, MIKE ZECK, and more. Plus an Avengers vs. Defenders cover by JOHN BYRNE! Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

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Alter Ego #134 (84 pages with FULL COLOR, $8.95) celebrates SOL BRODSKY—one of the most important and underrated artists in comics! He inked Fantastic Four #3-4 and designed its logo—became Marvel’s production manager during crucial years—co-founded Skywald, then Marvel’s British weeklies! Daughter JANNA PARKER talks about her father—and so do STAN LEE, HERB TRIMPE, STAN GOLDBERG, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, TONY ISABELLA, ROY THOMAS, and others! Learn about his work on Blue Beetle, Kid Colt Outlaw, Red Cross (his Holyoke creation!), Volton, and Cracked Mazagine! Plus FCA, MICHAEL T. GILBERT, BILL SCHELLY, and more! Cover portrait by JOHN ROMITA! Edited by ROY THOMAS.

Click the links above to see a free preview and order! Both will be in stores next Wednesday (July 29) and are now shipping directly form us.

Next stop: Comic-Con, booth #1301 and the Eisner Awards

While TwoMorrows HQ will remain open so you can take advantage of our 40% off sale on Artists Biographies (and order our new Monster Mash and Herb Trimpe books), I’m leaving tomorrow (natch!) for sunny San Diego and our annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International.

This year, we’re nominated for not one, but TWO Eisner Awards (alas, both in the same category, so they’ll likely split the vote). But hats off to Roy Thomas and ALTER EGO, and Jon B. Cooke and COMIC BOOK CREATOR for the nods for Best Comic-Related Publication (or website, or blog, or who knows what else our print pubs are getting lumped against these days).

At booth #1301 (our usual spot, next to the Golden & Silver Age Pavilion, just inside the main entrance to Hall B), we’ll be offering 40% off nearly everything at our booth. So if you’re there, elbow through the crowd and stop by to chat. We love, love, love talking to our readers each year. It personally energizes me to get to hear what we’re doing right, wrong, and what you’d like to see us do that we’re not already doing. See you there!

Here’s egg in your eye

Our new book Monster Mash is, as I expected, selling really, really well. After all, who doesn’t love all the wacky weirdo monsters of the 1960s, like the Munsters, Addams Family, those great Universal monsters who were on the syndicated Shock Theater tv series we all watched as kids, and my personal fave, Dark Shadows?

Mark Voger hit a home run with this one. Early reviews are in, but perhaps my favorite is this one from the Psychbabble website:

“Looking at Monster Mash is like having a giant nostalgia bug lay lovely eggs in your eye sockets.”

Intrigued yet? You owe it to yourself to check out the free preview HERE.

UPDATED: Artist bios on sale thru July 20, in honor of our Herb Trimpe book JUST RELEASED!

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To celebrate the our JUST RELEASED new book on the life and career of Herb Trimpe, I’ve decided to offer all our existing artists biographies on sale at 40% off. So whether it’s Eisner, Heck, Buscema, Romita, Infantino, Marie Severin, or even Matt Baker you’re into, there’s something for everyone in this sale.

And the Herb Trimpe book is stunning; my only regret is that Herb didn’t live to see it actually published. But he worked with Dewey Cassell and Aaron Sultan the whole way through on it, and saw the final layout just prior to it going to press, and I know he was very happy with it. I think you will be too now that it’s shipping directly from us, and in stores next week. (NOTE: Herb’s book isn’t part of the sale, but it is available at 15% off when you order directly from us. And we’ll have debut copies at our booth at Comic-Con this week, at our usual booth #1301, so stop by and take a look if you’re in San Diego!)