Monthly Archives: April 2021

IN PREVIEWS NOW: Back Issue #130, Alter Ego #171, and more!

Check out what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in Diamond’s latest Previews catalog! To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!

MAY211770 ALTER EGO #171 – NEW!
MAY211771 BACK ISSUE #130 – NEW!
MAY211772 BACK ISSUE #122
MAY211773 RETROFAN #13
MAY211775 KIRBY & LEE: STUF’ SAID Expanded Second Edition (Softcover)

And don’t miss our big Clearance Sale – new items added!
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COMIC BOOK ARTIST BULLPEN collects every issue of the little-seen labor of love fanzine published in the early 2000s by Jon B. Cooke (editor of today’s Comic Book Creator magazine), just after the original Comic Book Artist ended its TwoMorrows run. Featured are in-depth interviews with some of comics’ major league players, including George Tuska, Fred Hembeck, Terry Beatty, and Frank Bolle—and an amazing all-star tribute to Silver Age great Jack Abel by the Marvel Comics Bullpen and others. That previously unpublished all-comics Abel appreciation (assembled by Rick Parker) includes strips by Joe Kubert, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker, Marie Severin, Gray Morrow, Alan Weiss, Sergio Aragonés, Mort Todd, Dick Ayers, and many more! Includes the never-released issue #7, a new bonus feature on Jack Kirby‘s unknown 1960s baseball card art, and a 16-page full-color section, all behind a Jack Kirby cover!

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Comic Book Artist Bullpen
176-page Trade Paperback with COLOR – by Jon B. Cooke
$24.95 cover price
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-105-9

Just Announced: TwoMorrows’ biography of JOHN SEVERIN!

John Severin: Two-Fisted Comic Book Artist
160-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER – by Greg Biga and Jon B. Cooke
$39.95 cover price
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-106-6

The spirited biography of one of the most prolific creators in the history of American comics! From a start in 1947 at the Simon & Kirby shop, he co-created the legendary Western strip American Eagle, and became an EC Comics mainstay, working with Harvey Kurtzman on MAD and Two-Fisted Tales. In addition to a 40+ year association with Cracked magazine, his pivotal Marvel Comics work included an extended run inking Herb Trimpe on The Hulk, and teaming with sister Marie Severin to create the definitive comics version of King Kull. Throughout a storied career, he freelanced for virtually every major publisher, and remained a workhorse up ’til his final Dark Horse mini-series at age 89.

Included in this volume is a special “American Eagle” section, an eye-popping art gallery, and extensive personal photos and artifacts (including WWII “Victory Mail” cartoons and handmade greeting cards for his family). Also featured are commentary from over 25 peers gathered just for this book, including Neal Adams, Richard Corben, John Byrne, Russ Heath, Walter Simonson, and many others. Written by Greg Biga and multiple Eisner Award-winner Jon B. Cooke, with an introduction by Howard Chaykin, foreword by Mort Todd, and afterword by Chuck Dixon, this profusely illustrated book celebrates the centennial of the two-fisted artist’s birth!!


Jack Kirby’s “Old Gods & New” ships May 26!

I’m in a really good place (!) today, thanks to the arrival of my sample copy of the Limited Hardcover Edition of Jack Kirby Collector #80—the double-size “Old Gods & New” book! It traces Kirby’s use of mythological gods from his earliest 1940s work, through Thor, the New Gods, Eternals, and Captain Victory, before culminating with Hunger Dogs! If you’re a lifelong fan of the Fourth World like me, this is the book for you.

Along with Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said and Jack Kirby’s Dingbat Love, this is one of the three books I’m most proud of from my 25+ years as an author, editor, and publisher. See for yourself when it’s released on May 26! You can preview it and pre-order it HERE!

Alter Ego #169 is now shipping!

Alter Ego #169 shines its spotlight on Groovy Gary Friedrich—co-creator of Marvel’s Ghost Rider! It features an in-depth interview with Roy Thomas on his and Gary’s six-decade friendship in and out of comics; Gary’s wife Jean Friedrich and nephew Robert Higgerson on his later years; and Peter (From the Tomb) Normanton on GF’s horror/mystery comics! With art by Ploog, Trimpe, Romita, The Severins, Ayers, et al.! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, and more! With a Ghost Rider cover by Mike Ploog! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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This issue will be available digitally and in stores Wednesday, April 14, and is now shipping directly from TwoMorrows.

Back Issue #126, RetroFan #14, and BrickJournal #67 are now shipping!

Back Issue #126 is a “Legacy” issue, starring Wally West as the Flash! Featuring a Brandon Routh Superman interview, Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Infinity Inc., the Reign of the Supermen, and the John Romita Legacy(with a bonus Romita Sr. and Jr. Rough Stuff feature). With Jon Bogdanove, Gerry Conway, Matt Fraction, Tom Grummett, Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kesel, David Michelinie, Jerry Ordway, Sandy Plunkett, Roger Stern, Roy Thomas, Mark Waid, and many other superstar creators. Flash cover by Mike Wieringo and Jose Marzan Jr. Edited by Michael Eury.

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Holy backstage pass! RetroFan #14 features rare, behind-the-scenes photos of many of your favorite Sixties TV shows! Plus: a vintage interview with Green Hornet Van WilliamsBigfoot on Saturday morning television, TV’s Zoorama and the San Diego ZooThe Saint, the lean years of Star Trek fandom, the WrestleFest video gameTV tie-in toys no kid would want, and more fun, fab features! Featuring columns by Ernest Farino, Andy Mangels, Will Murray, Scott Saavedra, and Scott Shaw! Edited by Michael Eury.

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BrickJournal #67, the magazine for LEGO® enthusiasts, heads into Spring with an introduction to Tom Gerardin’s LEGO best friends Billy and Charlie, takes of a tour of Disneyland Paris’ Sleeping Beauty Castle by Dario Del Frates, and visits some more theme parks with Bill Vollbrecht! Plus: “AFOLs” by cartoonist Greg Hyland, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, Minifigure Customization by Jared K. Burks, and more! Edited by Joe Meno.

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And while they last, BrickJournal #1-49 are only $3 each (print or digital)! Download our free digital catalog here!