Monthly Archives: September 2022

Mark Voger’s new book Britmania is now shipping!

Remember when long-haired British rock ’n’ rollers made teenage girls swoon — and their parents go crazy? Britmania plunges into the period when suddenly, America went wild for All Things British. This profusely illustrated full-color hardback, subtitled “The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture,” explores the movies (A Hard Day’s Night, Having a Wild Weekend), TV (The Ed Sullivan Show, Magical Mystery Tour), collectibles (toys, games, trading cards, lunch boxes), comics (real-life Brits in the DC and Marvel Universes) and, of course, the music! Written and designed by Mark Voger (Monster Mash, Groovy, Holly Jolly), Britmania features interviews with members of the Beatlesthe Rolling Stones, The Who, the Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, the Animals, the Hollies and more. It’s a gas, gas, gas!

See a preview and order your copy here!

Back Issue #139 is now shipping!

Back Issue #139 spotlights Not-Ready-for-Primetime Marvel Heroes! Mighty Marvel’s Bronze Age second bananas: Doc Samson, Jack of Hearts, Thundra, Nighthawk, Starfox, Modred the Mystic, Woodgod, the Shroud, Thunderbird and Warpath, Stingray, Wundaar, and more! Featuring the work of Kurt Busiek, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, Keith Giffen, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo, David Michelinie, Roger Stern, Roy Thomas, and other A-list talent. Edited by Michael EuryPreview the issue, and order your copy here!

TwoMorrows celebrates Steve Sherman in Jack Kirby Collector #84

From the very beginnings of TwoMorrows Publishing in 1994, Steve Sherman generously offered his time and encouragement to the fledgling Jack Kirby Collector magazine. So I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate my friend’s life and career in TJKC #84, shipping today. Steve was so much more than just Jack Kirby’s close friend and assistant in the 1970s, as you’ll see in this issue, chock full of remembrances by Steve’s family and friends, interviews with Steve, and oodles of memorabilia from Steve’s personal collection, compliments of his wife Diana Mercer.

Steve took a lot of what he learned about storytelling from Jack, and went on to a highly successful career in puppetry for major films and TV shows. And lest you think this issue doesn’t feature enough Kirby to pique your interest, it’s one of the most Kirby art-centric issues I’ve ever produced. See for yourself at the online preview page here.

The Team-Up Companion is now shipping!

The Team-Up Companion examines team-up comic books of the Silver and Bronze Ages of Comics—DC’s The Brave and the Bold and DC Comics Presents, Marvel’s Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-in-One, plus other team-up titles, treasuries, and treats—in a lushly illustrated selection of informative essays, special features, and trivia-loaded issue-by-issue indexes. Go behind the scenes of your favorite team-up comic books with specially curated and all-new creator recollections from Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Mike W. Barr, Eliot R. Brown, Nick Cardy, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, Steven Grant, Bob Haney, Tony Isabella, Paul Kupperberg, Paul Levitz, Ralph Macchio, Dennis O’Neil, Martin Pasko, Joe Rubinstein, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and many other all-star writers and artists who produced the team-up tales that so captivated readers during the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. By Back Issue and RetroFan editor Michael Eury

Preview the book, and order your copy here!