Monthly Archives: March 2016

Who’s the man in the iron mask?


My daughter and I have been having a great time watching The Flash on TV since it debuted last season. And while I’m as confused as anyone by the last episode before the show’s current hiatus, the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask seems pretty clear to me.

Think about it; why would Zoom (this season’s bad guy), who captures speedsters to steal their speed, be holding a guy in a cell with an iron mask on his head, whereas his other prisoners didn’t have or need such a mask?

Let’s see… is there a really fast character from Earth-2, who Zoom for some reason wouldn’t want to be able to speak? And one who, for some reason (say, being a WWII newsreel photographer?), would know the tapping code that POWs used to communicate with each other?

Seems pretty clear to me that, all you have to do to discover the guy’s identity, is solve this simple mathematical formula: “3X2(9YZ)4A”.

(Either that, or he’s Captain Marvel (with the speed of Mercury), and Zoom doesn’t want him to say SHAZAM! Or he’s the Wally West of Earth-2. Or the Jay Garrick of Earth-3, or…)

Another one bites the dust…


We awoke this AM to discover that yet another of our 75% OFF Clearance books had just SOLD OUT! This time it’s All-Star Companion, Volume 2. As of this moment, there’s still a few copies left at, and Diamond has a couple left in their warehouses, but that’s it: we have no more copies left to sell from here at any price.

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Likewise with the two other books that sold out just hours after we started this sale (Jack Kirby Checklist: Gold Edition, and The Comic Book Podcast Companion). Sorry gang, no copies left in print form, but both of those are available as Digital Editions.

Based on current sales trends, I’d say the next to go will our Nick Cardy, Peter Bagge, Legion Outpost, and Collected Kirby Collector books, possibly before the weekend is over. But all the remaining Clearance items are in low stock, so if you’ve ever wanted a copy of anything in our Clearance Sale, better get it now (and at the lowest price we’ve ever offered), or risk it being gone for good.

75% OFF on these CLEARANCE ITEMS! Don’t wait!


To clear out space at TwoMorrows HQ, for the next two weeks we’re putting the remaining copies of some of our favorite titles on CLEARANCE SALE at 75% OFF! There’s very few copies of these books, so this is your LAST CHANCE to snag them without paying exorbitant prices on eBay. (And where available, they come with a free Digital Edition, so you’ll be getting some of them for less than the Digital Edition alone!)

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Get ’em HERE!

Nick Cardy: Behind the Art (only $8.74)

All-Star Companion, Volume 2 (only $6.24)

Best of the Legion Outpost (only $4.49)

Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Volume 2 (only $4.49)

Jack Kirby Checklist: Gold Edition (only $3.74)

Comic Book Nerd (only $2.24)

Comics Introspective: Peter Bagge (only $4.24)

Plugged In! (only $4.24)

The Comic Book Podcast Companion (only $3.99)

Modern Masters: In the Studio with George Pérez DVD (only $4.99)

Modern Masters: In the Studio with Michael Golden DVD (only $4.99)

Write Now! #17 (only $1.74)

Write Now! #19 (only $1.74)

Sale ends MARCH 15!

IN PREVIEWS NOW: Comic Book Fever, Back Issue #89, BrickJournal #40 and more!


Check out what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in Diamond’s latest Previews catalog! All our publications are now in the front “Comics & Graphic Novels” section, alphabetically in the “TwoMorrows” section (except for LEGO items, which are under “Lego” in the Magazine section). Use the Diamond Order Codes to order at your local comic book shop, or click the links below to pre-order directly from TwoMorrows at 15% off! To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!

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A full-color hardcover celebration of comics: 1976-1986, by George KHOURY
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAR161774

Spotlighting Bronze Age Adaptations, edited by Michael EURY
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAR161773

LEGO Mecha Returns, edited by Joe MENO
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAR162034

American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69
A pivotal volume of this hardcover comics history series
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: DEC131299

Modern Masters: Mark Schultz
An in-depth biography of the Xenozoic artist
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: NOV131253

Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation
Discover how all your Filmation favorites came to life
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: NOV131252

Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics
Biography of the first lady of comics
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: MAY121304

Hawkman Companion
The complete history of all the Hawks
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG084336

Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Volume 6
Reprinting Jack Kirby Collector magazine #23-26, plus new material
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: JUN084280

Minifigure Customization 2
Second volume detailing how to customize LEGO minifigs
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: FEB141619

You Can Build It, Book 2
Intermediate level LEGO building instructions
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: FEB121565

Also available this month:
The Flash Companion (MAY084165)
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s (MAY131285)
American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-1964 (AUG121321)
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s (MAY141628)
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s (NOV121322)
Collected Jack Kirby Collector, Volume 7 (DEC084286)
Modern Masters: Bruce?Timm (MAY121305)
Modern Masters: Frank Cho (JUL091086)

You can download a PDF file of our current Previews ad (listing all our items in the March Previews catalog) by clicking THIS LINK!