Author Archives: Mr. Morrow

Help TwoMorrows find a few images for JACK KIRBY’s DINGBAT LOVE!

Help TwoMorrows Publishing find a few images for our upcoming hardcover book JACK KIRBY’s DINGBAT LOVE! It collects Kirby’s final unpublished stories from his DC Comics projects Dingbats of Danger Street #2 and #3, True Divorce Cases, and Soul Love.

We’re still missing 3 pages of Jack Kirby’s “True Divorce/Soul Love” story titled “The Model”, and could use better copies/scans of a handful of other pages, to make this volume as beautiful as possible. Click here to download a small PDF file showing what we need, and please help spread the word! www.twomorrows.com/media/DingbatLoveArtNeeded.pdf

And get all the details, and pre-order the book, HERE!

The latest American Comic Book Chronicles volume examines comics of 1940-44, and ships today!

Now shipping is the latest volume in TwoMorrows Publishing’s groundbreaking series of full-color hardcovers, where top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today.

American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944 examines the World War II Golden Age of comic books, a period that presented the earliest adventures of such iconic super-heroes as Batman, Captain Marvel, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Author Kurt Mitchell and collaborator Roy Thomas composed this volume about the era when America’s entry into World War II was presaged by the arrival of such patriotic do-gooders as Will Eisner’s Uncle Sam, Harry Shorten and Irv Novick’s The Shield, and Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America. It was when teenage culture found expression in a fumbling red-haired high school student named Archie Andrews. But most of all, the first five years of the 1940s was the age of the “packagers” when studios headed by men like Harry A Chesler, Will Eisner, and Jerry Iger churned out material for a plethora of new comic book companies that published the entire gamut of genres, from funny animal stories to crime tales to jungle sagas to science-fiction adventures.

We’re currently running a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund new printings of the sold-out 1950s and 1980s volumes (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/twomorrows/american-comic-book-chronicles-the-1980s). It was fully funded in less than 12 hours, guaranteeing the entire series of comics history books will stay in print as we ready the final volume on 1945-49 for release in Spring 2020.

American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944
(288-page full-color Hardcover) $45.95
(Digital Edition) $15.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-089-2
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: FEB192024

A free preview of the book is available HERE!

Help fund an ACBC: 1950s new edition, and get the full set for $250 on Kickstarter!

The new edition of American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s was fully funded on Kickstarter in less than 12 hours! But you can still reserve a copy with a pledge (and get great discounts on other volumes).

Now let’s fund a reprint of the 1950s volume, which will be sold out before the campaign ends! Like with the 1980s book, you can also add other volumes to your initial pledge at a great discount!

And by popular demand, you can get the full 8-volume set (1940s-1990s) for only $250! This includes the new 1940-44 volume that ships this month, and next year’s 1945-49 edition!

Back our Kickstarter HERE!

TwoMorrows Publishing Schedule for Comic-Con 2019, Booth #1301!

Stop by TwoMorrows Booth #1301 (right inside the Hall B doors) for all signings and:

• $3 B&W magazines
• $5 and $10 books (including hardcovers)
• At least 30% off most items

Comic-Con Debuts (limited copies available; get there early!):

Back Issue #114 and #115
Jack Kirby Collector #77
American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-44 hardcover
Comic Book Creator #20
Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said! (Expanded Second Edition)
Alter Ego #159 and #160 (special Steve Ditko issue)

Signings and Panels:
Publisher John Morrow will be on-hand every day to celebrate his company’s 25th Anniversary!

Thursday

10:00am signing:
• Keith Dallas (Comic Book Implosion, American Comic Book Chronicles, Flash Companion)

2:00pm signing:
• Dewey Cassell (Mike Grell: Life is Drawing Without an Eraser, Herb Trimpe & Marie Severin bios)
• Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Creator magazine, Swampmen, MLJ Companion)

Friday

10:00am signing: Keith Dallas and Dewey Cassell

11:00am, Room 29AB: The World of TwoMorrows 25th Anniversary Panel
TwoMorrows Publishing is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with an unforgettable look back at the company’s beginnings, and the crazy things that’ve happened during a quarter-century quest to create the future of comics history! Join Comic-Con Special Guest Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Artist/Comic Book Creator magazine editor), P.C. Hamerlinck (Alter Ego/FCA editor), Keith Dallas (editor of the American Comic Book Chronicles series, and co-author of the Eisner Award-nominated book Comic Book Implosion), Mike Manley (Draw! magazine editor), and Dewey Cassell (author of the Eisner Award-nominated book Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser), and find out what TwoMorrows has in store for 2020 and beyond! It’s moderated by publisher (and Jack Kirby Collector editor) John Morrow.

2:00pm signing: Jon B. Cooke

8:00pm: The Eisner Awards in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront
TwoMorrows has THREE nominations this year, so come by and cheer us on!

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism:
• Back Issue magazine, edited by Michael Eury

Best Comics-Related Book:
• Comic Book Implosion by Keith Dallas and John Wells
• Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without An Eraser by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer

Saturday

4:00pm, Room 9: 80th Anniversary of Archie Comics Superheroes panel
Learn the 80-year history of the superheroes of the Archie Universe from the people who brought you The MLJ Companion: Rik Offenberger and Paul Castiglia (Archie Comics), and Jon B. Cooke and John Morrow (TwoMorrows Publishing), as well as writer and movie producer Michael Uslan (Batman), and Golden Age comic experts J.C. Vaughn (Gemstone Publishing). Immediately after the panel, join us for a…

5:30pm signing: Paul Castiglia/Rik Offenberger/Jon B. Cooke (The MLJ Companion)
Get a signed copy of The MLJ Companion!

Sunday

10:00, Room 5AB: The Jack Kirby Tribute Panel
TwoMorrows publisher John Morrow requests your presence at this annual panel honoring “The King of Comics,” Jack Kirby—the creator whose work is the reason TwoMorrows began publishing 25 years ago. Panelists this year are Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels), Buzz Dixon (Thundarr the Barbarian, Destroyer Duck), Mike Royer (Kirby’s favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.

IN PREVIEWS NOW: World of TwoMorrows 25th Anniversary book, Alter Ego #161, CBC #21, & more!

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

PREVIEWS PAGES 412-413:
JUL192270 ALTER EGO #161 NEW!
JUL192272 BRICKJOURNAL #60 NEW!
JUL192273 COMIC BOOK CREATOR #21 NEW!
JUL192275 WORLD OF TWOMORROWS (Softcover) –  NEW! (Hardcover ONLY available from TwoMorrows)
JUL192271 BACK ISSUE #109
JUL192278 JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #76
JUL192274 RETROFAN #4
JUL192276 AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: 1965-1969 (Hardcover)
JUL192277 HERO A GO-GO (Softcover)

IN PREVIEWS NOW: Three Eisner Award Nominees, Unseen Jack Kirby stories, RetroFan #6, and more!

Check out what TwoMorrows Publishing has listed in Diamond’s latest Previews catalog!
All our publications are in the front “Comics & Graphic Novels” section, alphabetically under “TwoMorrows”.

Use the Diamond Order Codes to order at your local comic book shop, or order directly from TwoMorrows at 15% off!

To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!

PREVIEWS PAGES 374-375:
JUN191992    JACK KIRBY’S DINGBAT LOVE (Hardcover) NEW!
JUN191993    BACK ISSUE #116 NEW! Eisner Award nominee!
JUN191994    RETROFAN MAGAZINE #6 NEW!
JUN191995    COMIC BOOK CREATOR #19
JUN191996    AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: THE 1990s
JUN191997    COMIC BOOK IMPLOSION (Softcover) Eisner Award nominee!
JUN191998    JACK KIRBY CHECKLIST: CENTENNIAL EDITION (Limited Hardcover)
JUN191999    MIKE GRELL: LIFE IS DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER (Limited Edition Hardcover) Eisner Award nominee!
JUN192000    MIKE GRELL: LIFE IS DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER (Softcover)

See you next month!

Jack Kirby Collector #76 and Back Issue #113 ship today!

Dysfunctional relationships abound in Jack Kirby Collector #76’s “Fathers & Sons” issue! We’ll explore the father/son dynamic, Kirby-style, between Odin/Thor, Zeus/Hercules, Darkseid/Orion, Captain America/Bucky, and others. Also: Conducted the week of Jack’s 1994 passing, there’s a touching unpublished interview with Gil Kane eulogizing his mentor, and heartfelt tributes from a host of Jack’s creative offspring: Bill Mumy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Quesada, Jim Valentino, Todd Mcfarlane, Peter David, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, and others. Plus: Mark Evanier and our other regular columnists, the 2018 Kirby Tribute Panel, a complete Golden Age Kirby story, a pencil art gallery featuring prodigal sons (and daughters) from Forever People, New Gods, Thor, Machine Man, and an interview with, and cover inked by, Al Milgrom! Edited by John Morrow.

See a free preview and order the Print Edition (at 15% off with a free digital edition) or Digital Edition only (just $5.95) HERE!

Back Issue #113 celebrates the original Tim Burton Batman movie’s 30th Anniversary, featuring a guest column and interview with Batfilms producer Michael Uslan, an interview with screenwriter SAM HAMM, and a chat with the man who might have been Two-Face: Billy Dee Williams. Plus: 1989: DC Comics’ Year of the Bat, Denny O’Neil and Jerry Ordway’s Batman movie adaptation, Mindy Newell’s Catwoman, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum, Max Allan Collins’ Batman newspaper strip, and Joey Cavalieri and Joe Staton’s Huntress. Featuring a classic Michael Keaton Batman cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, with cover design by Michael Kronenberg. Edited by Michael Eury.

See a free preview and order the Print Edition (at 15% off with a free digital edition) or Digital Edition only (just $4.95) HERE!

Eisner Award-nominated Back Issue #112 ships today!

Hunker down in your fallout shelter with Back Issue #112‘s explosive “Nuclear Issue,” starring the Fury of Firestorm! Also: Dr. Manhattan, a Dave Gibbons Marvel UK Hulk interview, villain histories of Radioactive Man and Microwave Man, Bongo’s Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy, and the one-shot wonder, Holo-Man! With Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Rafael Kayanan, Bill Morrison, Fabian Nicieza, John Ostrander, Roy Thomas, and more! Featuring a Firestorm cover by Pat Broderick. Edited by Eisner Award nominee Michael Eury.

See a free preview and order the Print Edition (at 15% off with a free digital edition) or Digital Edition only (just $4.95) HERE!

Three 2019 Eisner nominations for TwoMorrows!


It’s not one, not two, but THREE nominations for TwoMorrows, for the 2019 EISNER AWARDS!

A big, big CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing editors and authors who made us look so good this year!

BACK ISSUE magazine, edited by MICHAEL EURY, is nominated for BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL/JOURNALISM

• For BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK, we’ve got two noms!

COMIC BOOK IMPLOSION: An Oral History of DC Comics Circa 1978, by KEITH DALLAS and JOHN WELLS

and MIKE GRELL: LIFE IS DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER, by DEWEY CASSELL with JEFF MESSER

If you’re a professional in the comics industry, you’re eligible to vote between now and June 14 at: http://www.eisnervote.com/