ALTER EGO #182: It’s an FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) special, behind a breathtaking JERRY ORDWAY cover! Features on Uncle Marvel and the Fawcett Family by P.C. HAMERLINCK, ACG artist KENNETH LANDAU (Commander Battle and The Atomic Sub), and writer LEE GOLDSMITH (Golden Age Green Lantern, Flash, and others). Plus Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt by MICHAEL T. GILBERT, and more! Edited by ROY THOMAS. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
RETROFAN #27: Featuring an Iinterview with Captain Kangaroo BOB KEESHAN, The Rockford Files, teen monster movies, the Kung Fu and Bruce Lee crazes, JACK KIRBY’s comedy comics, DON DRYSDALE’s TV drop-ins, outrageous toys, Challenge of the Super Friends, and more fun, fab features! Featuring columns by ANDY MANGELS, WILL MURRAY, SCOTT SAAVEDRA, SCOTT SHAW, and MARK VOGER! Edited by MICHAEL EURY. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
BRICKJOURNAL #80: Explore the Castle theme with builders GUILLAUME GRENZARD and UDO KING! And building castles with some of the best castle builders in the LEGO fan community! Plus: Nerding Out with BRICKNERD, AFOLs by GREG HYLAND, step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by CHRISTOPHER DECK, and Minifigure Customization with JARED K. BURKS! Edited by JOE MENO. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
If you want to learn more about the new DESTROYER DUCK: GRAPHITE EDITION, the Wits’ End Podcast just posted their interview with DD:GE editor and publisher JOHN MORROW, where he discusses how it all came about. See it HERE!
See what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in the latest Diamond latest Previews catalogs!
JUNE PREVIEWS: PAGES 432–433
JUN232167 ALTER EGO #184 NEW!
JUN232168 BRICKJOURNAL #82 NEW!
JUN232169 COMIC BOOK CREATOR #32 NEW!
JUN232170 RETROFAN #29 NEW!
JUN232171 PACIFIC COMICS COMPANION (Softcover) NEW!
JUN232172 ALTER EGO COLLECTORS ITEM CLASSICS (Softcover)
JUN232173 AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: The 1990s (Hardcover)
JUN232174 KIRBY & LEE: STUF’ SAID! (EXPANDED SECOND EDITION) (Softcover)
Cartoonist Kayfabe just did a YouTube review of our new Destroyer Duck: Graphite Edition, featuring Steve Gerber and Jack Kirby’s 5-issue run, reproduced from Kirby’s pencil art! See it here.
And you can order Destroyer Duck: Graphite Edition here!
I was delighted to be interviewed for the Dollar Bin Bandits podcast a short while ago, and it airs today here.
Congratulations to JON B. COOKE and ROY THOMAS for their just-announced 2023 Eisner Award nominations! Their tireless efforts have resulted in these three accolades:
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism:
• Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
• Comic Book Creator, edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
Best Comics-Related Book:
• The Charlton Companion, by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows
Yep, Jon and Roy are gonna duke it out for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism, and possibly split the vote (the curse of them making TwoMorrows look good by documenting so much great comics history!). But it truly is an honor just to be nominated! And all modesty aside, as publisher, I, John Morrow, knew the Charlton Companion was a shoo-in for a nomination; I mean, have you SEEN that book? If not, take a gander at its awesomeness here.
The full list of nominees for all categories can be found here. And the winners will be announced on Friday, July 21 at the gala ceremony held during Comic-Con International in San Diego.
If you’re not sure whether you are eligible to vote, here’s the details, per the Eisner committee: Voting for the awards is being held online using a two-step process. The first step is for prospective voters to apply at https://https://form.jotform.com/230927489799177. After filling out the form, eligible voters will be invited to go to the ballot and cast their votes. Those who previously registered will automatically be invited to fill out the new ballot. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The deadline for voting is June 9. New voters must have registered by June 2 in order to be invited to the ballot. Questions about the voting process should be sent to the Eisner Awards administrator, Jackie Estrada at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Kirby Collector #86: Kirby Comparisons! Analysis of unused vs. known Kirby covers and art, Barry Windsor-Smith on his stylizations in Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, Kirby’s incorporation of real-life images in his work, Will Murray’s conversations with top pros just after Jack’s passing, unused Mister Miracle cover inked by Walter Simonson, and more! Edited by John Morrow. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
Destroyer Duck Graphite Edition: In the 1980s, writer Steve Gerber was embroiled in a lawsuit against Marvel Comics over ownership of his creation Howard The Duck. To raise funds for legal fees, Gerber asked Jack Kirby to contribute to a benefit comic titled Destroyer Duck. Without hesitation, Kirby (who was in his own dispute with Marvel at the time) donated his services for the first issue, and the duo took aim at their former employer in an outrageous five-issue run. With biting satire and guns blazing, Duke “Destroyer” Duck battled the thinly veiled Godcorp (whose infamous credo was “Grab it all! Own it all! Drain it all!”), its evil leader Ned Packer and the (literally) spineless Booster Cogburn, Medea (a parody of Daredevil’s Elektra), and more! Now, all five Gerber/Kirby issues are collected—but relettered and reproduced from Jack’s unbridled, uninked pencil art! Also included are select examples of Alfredo Alcala’s unique inking style over Kirby on the original issues, Gerber’s script pages, an historical Introduction by Mark Evanier (co-editor of the original 1980s issues), and an Afterword by Buzz Dixon (who continued the series after Gerber)! Discover all the hidden jabs you missed when Destroyer Duck was first published, and experience page after page of Kirby’s raw pencil art! Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
JUST POSTED: The online preview for The Chillingly Weird Art Of Matt Fox, our full-color hardcover by Roger Hill, shipping in September. See it and pre-order HERE!
BACK ISSUE #143: A special tribute issue to Neal Adams (1941–2022), celebrating his Bronze Age DC Comics contributions! In-depth Batman and Superman interviews, ‘Green Lantern/Green Arrow’—Fifty Years Later, Neal Adams—Under the Radar, Continuity Associates, a ‘Rough Stuff’ pencil art gallery, Power Records, and more! Re-presenting Adams’ iconic cover art to Batman #227. Edited by Michael Eury. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #30: Canadian comic book artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist Michael Cho in a career-spanning interview and art gallery, a 1974 look at Jack Adler and the DC Comics production department’s process of reprinting Golden Age material, color newspaper tabloid The Funny Pages examined in depth by its editor Ron Barrett, plus CBC’s usual columns and features, including Hembeck! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. Preview the issue, and order your copy here!
See what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in the latest Diamond Previews catalog! To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!
MAY PREVIEWS: PAGE 399–401
MAY232098 BACK ISSUE #147 NEW! (George Pérez tribute)
MAY232099 CHILLINGLY WEIRD ART OF MATT FOX (Hardcover) NEW!
MAY232100 WORKING WITH DITKO (Softcover) NEW!
MAY232101 AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: 1940-44 (Hardcover)
MAY232102 COLLECTED JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR VOL. 06 (Softcover)
MAY232103 COMIC BOOK ARTIST BULLPEN (Softcover)
MAY232104 HERO-A-GO-GO (Softcover)
MAY232105 MODERN MASTERS: FRAZER IRVING (Softcover)
MAY232106 QUALITY COMPANION (Softcover)
See you next month!