Monthly Archives: December 2015

Our final release of 2015: Alter Ego #137!

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Alter Ego #137, our final new release of 2015, hits stores today. And we’re sending the old year out, with a feature-length interview of the one and only Jim Shooter! Jim talks all about his 1960s work for DC and Mort Weisinger, plus delves into 1970s and even 1980s work, so don’t miss it! See a free preview and order HERE!

This issue also wraps up the top secret, all-encompassing TwoMorrows Crossover that we’ve been planning for several months, with a big surprise reveal at the end of the issue. Each of our November-December releases included a special two-page spread that interconnects to form one massive image, showcasing the efforts of nearly 100 of the comics industry’s top talents! Make sure you get every part of this “jam” project:

Alter Ego #136 (Part 1)
Back Issue #85 (Part 2)
Comic Book Creator #10 (Part 3)
Jack Kirby Collector #66 (Part 4)
BrickJournal #37 (Part 5)
Draw #31 (Part 6, which contains a key to who drew what)
And the final, big reveal is in this issue (Part 7).

Happy holidays, everyone, and thanks for another great year at TwoMorrows! See you in 2016!

The LEGO Force has awakened in BrickJournal #37, out now!

This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts. And right now, the new issue of BrickJournal pays tribute to George Lucas’ film universe with a special SW-theme!

The magazine for LEGO enthusiasts returns to a galaxy far, far away with amazing ships by ERIC DRUON (also known as BaronSat), and some incredible galactic layouts by builder AC PIN! There’s also a look at the many droid creations built by LEGO fans, plus our regular feature on Minifigure Customization by JARED K. BURKS, AFOLs by cartoonist GREG HYLAND, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by CHRISTOPHER DECK (including how to build a BB-8), and more! Truly, this is the LEGO publication you’ve been looking for! See a free preview and order HERE!

Jack Kirby Collector #66, Draw #31, and Comic Book Creator #10 all ship today!

These issues will be in stores Wednesday, December 23, and are now shipping directly from TwoMorrows.

Think twice before skipping JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #66, our special ?DOUBLE-TAKES?ISSUE! It features a wealth of oddities, coincidences, and reworkings by both Jack and?Stan Lee from throughout both their careers! There’s more on Kirby’s Galactus Origin that you never saw, a head-to-head of Ditko’s vs. Kirby’s Spider-Man, how Lee and Kirby viewed “writing” and “script” differently, plus a rare Kirby interview, MARK EVANIER and our other regular columnists, unseen and unused pencil art from FANTASTIC?FOUR, 2001, CAPTAIN?VICTORY, BRUCE LEE, and more! Preview and preorder at THIS LINK!

DRAW! #31 (80 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95), the professional “how-to” magazine on comics and animation, busts some new moves, Philadelphia Freedom style! It features how-to’s and demos by Philly area artists JG Jones (52, Final Crisis, Wanted, Batman and Robin) and Khoi Pham (The Mighty Avengers, The Astonishing Spider-Man, The Mighty World of Marvel). Plus regular contributor Jamar Nicholas gives his reviews of art supplies, and we finish this jam-packed issue with Jerry Ordway (demonstrating the “ORD-way” or drawing) and Comic Art Bootcamp by Draw! editor Mike Manley (another local Philly resident) and Bret Blevins. Grab a side of cheese fries, and enjoy this artistic belly buster! Preview and preorder at THIS LINK!

Comic Book Creator #10 give you a double-dose of amazing coverage as we feature a history of the short-lived but amazing Star Wars precursor, the Broadway science fiction epic WARP! Though the 1973 show lasted a mere two weeks on the Great White Way, the work of art director NEAL ADAMS is unforgettable and, after all, it spawned a 1980s series at First Comics! We interview Neal, director STUART (Reanimator) GORDON, playwright LENNY KLEINFELD, stage manager DAVID (Flying Frog) GORDON, as well as those participates in the First Comics series! On the flipside, CBC is proud to feature an exhaustive interview with PETER (Hate!) BAGGE, from his work on Comical Funnies to editor of Weirdo magazine to his solo series Neat Stuff to the chronicles of Buddy Bradley, and beyond! Preview and preorder at THIS LINK!

Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing!

We’re proud to announce the April release of Eddy Zeno’s wonderful biography of legendary Superman artist Al Plastino! He co-created Supergirl, Brainiac, and the Legion of Super-Heroes, drawing those characters’ first appearances, and illustrated the initial comics story to feature Kryptonite. And Kirby fans know him as the guy charged with the job of redrawing Jack’s Superman heads in Jimmy Olsen (something he wasn’t too happy about). With his long career in comics, this book is way overdue.

Check out the free preview and preorder at THIS LINK!

Give the gift of LEGO with $5 BrickJournal magazines and discounted subscriptions!

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Through January 1, we’re putting our books and magazines for LEGO fans of all ages on sale!

You can give the gift of LEGO all year long with 16% off BrickJournal magazine subscriptions (now only $42 for six big issues)! Plus back issues are just $5 each, and our two Minifigure Customization books and You Can Build It instruction books are 15% off!

For easy ordering, view our interactive flyer by clicking this link.

(Then just click on any item, and be taken to its ordering page on our website.)

These holiday savings are through January 1 only, so go to and order soon to ensure delivery for the holidays.

(This sale applies only to PRINT copies ordered online, and does not apply to digital versions, or new and upcoming issues. Sale ends at midnight EST on Friday, January 1, 2016.)

Happy Lego building!

Wherefore art thou, Alter Ego #136 and Back Issue #85 in comics shops?

A lot of patient TwoMorrows customers have been waiting for Alter Ego #136 and Back Issue #85 to arrive at their local comics shop for over a month. Long story short, Diamond Comic Distributors misplaced all the copies we shipped to their warehouse, and they’ve been frantically looking for them ever since. We knew they had to be there somewhere, cause Diamond signed for and accepted the delivery way back in early November. But with all the thousands of items they handle each month, looks like it was our turn to be victim of a glitch in their system.

Well, the good news is that, late last Friday, Diamond finally found them! They’re putting them into the shipping queue this week, and should have them in stores by Dec. 23.

HOWEVER: That’s also the date that Alter Ego #137 (the issue AFTER the one they misplaced) is scheduled to be in stores, right on time. So it’s likely you’ll see two issues appear on the same day. (Which perhaps isn’t the worst thing, since those two AE issues are the first and last parts of our big TwoMorrows magazine crossover, that’s running through all our mags this month, which includes Back Issue #85, Comic Book Creator #10, Kirby Collector #66, BrickJournal #37, and Draw #31, all of which will be on sale in December as well.)

I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but at least Diamond found them! Thanks for your patience, everybody.