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Stay Home with a FREE TwoMorrows Digital Edition!

We want to do our part to make it easier for our readers to stay home during the Coronavirus pandemic, and help stop it from spreading.

So now through March 31, enter the Redemption Code “stayhome” during checkout at (at Step 2, where you enter Payment Information), and we will automatically deduct $4.99 from your order! That’s enough for a FREE Digital Edition of any of our mags, for instant reading while you’re stuck at home!

Don’t do digital? Use the $4.99 credit toward any print order, and we’ll get it in the mail to you right away, as long as the post office stays open and operational.

So stay home, stay well, and stay with TwoMorrows over the next few weeks, as we release more great new books and magazines, including:

Back Issue #119 and Comic Book Creator #22 (this Wednesday)
The World of TwoMorrows 25th Anniversary book (in just 3 weeks)
• New issues of Alter Ego, RetroFan, BrickJournal, and Back Issue #120 (throughout April and early May)

John Morrow, publisher

(There’s no minimum order, but the code can only be used once per customer, and is valid through March 31, 2020. We reserve the right to end this offer at any time if we detect misuse.)

5 new magazines now shipping from TwoMorrows!

Don’t miss these great new releases, which are in stores today!

Alter Ego #162! Early prototypes of Batman and Wonder Woman!…

Back Issue #117! Super-hero stand-ins!…

BrickJournal #60! Spooky LEGO® creations!…

Comic Book Creator #21! Eric Powell!…

RetroFan #7! Jaclyn Smith!…

Get ‘em separately, or subscribe here!

“Let’s rap” about how the economy is affecting TwoMorrows…

As Carmine Infantino said in the 1970s DC comics when prices went from 15¢ to 25¢, “Let’s rap” about how the economy is affecting TwoMorrows.

Due to the tariffs the US has placed on our Chinese printing, and the uncertainty of whether they’ll keep increasing, I’ve had to make some tough choices that are unfortunately going to affect our customers. (And yes, I’ve investigated dozens of printers in other countries, from Korea to Lithuania. Even with the added tariffs, our publications can’t be printed more economically elsewhere—including with US printers, none of whom can competitively print our niche products with modest print runs.)

Since shipping materials, warehousing, and freight costs have likewise increased, I’ve been forced to make some changes. Effective immediately:

• New and upcoming items are no longer discounted 15% every day; they’re cover price. (As always, I encourage you to purchase from your local retailer, if they stock our products and can offer you a more competitive price.) We will continue to offer a free Digital Edition of any purchase from our webstore, if available, but we can not honor requests for free Digital Editions purchased anywhere else, including at our convention booths.

• All our magazines are now $9.95 cover price and 84 pages (except Jack Kirby Collector, which is $10.95 cover price). This makes subscribing an even better deal, as subs already includes your shipping costs, and you’re guaranteed to avoid sell-outs of new issues.

• In lieu of a Black Friday or Holiday Sale this year, we’re keeping all our older items at 15% off, but that discount will be phased out on January 1, 2020 (so stock up now!). We may run occasional sales as inventory warrants, but much of our older product is in low supply, so it’s advisable not to wait, as the item you want may soon sell out.

• You’ve been seeing some of our newer products sell out quickly after release; again, due to the tariffs, we can no longer invest in overprinting as many copies to warehouse for future sales. If you don’t preorder as soon as you see a new item in Previews or on our website, we won’t know to print an extra copy for you, and you risk those new items selling out. Don’t wait to order, or you may be disappointed, or end up paying exorbitant prices on eBay!

Now before you start freaking out, thinking “TwoMorrows is going out of business!!”, calm down. We’re doing fine, and these steps are to insure we stick around for another 25 years! We’ve got an amazing array of new books and magazines in the works for 2020 (many of which will be unveiled on our website on New Year’s Day). And with your continued support, the best is yet to come. Thanks for being the greatest fans in the world!

Best regards,
John Morrow, publisher

Publisher John Morrow interviewed live, Tuesday, Oct. 22, on NPR

TwoMorrows publisher John Morrow will be interviewed live tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 22) on North Carolina Public Radio’s call-in show “The State of Things,” hosted by Frank Stasio.

The show starts at Noon EST with a discussion of the new Joker film, which leads into John’s interview from 12:20–12:40pm, where he’ll be talking about the new expanded, second edition of his book Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said, and the complicated relationship between the co-creators of Marvel Comics’ major super-heroes.

Be a part of this live broadcast by calling-in at 1-877-962-9862, emailing, or tweet to @state_of_things. Or listen to it later at

The Expanded Second Edition of Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said! ships today!

Learn more about about the clash over Galactus’ origin, Steve Ditko’s feelings about his Marvel work, and the impetus for Kirby’s notorious “Funky Flashman” parody of Stan Lee!

After achieving the quickest sell-out in TwoMorrows’ history, KIRBY & LEE: STUF’ SAID has gone back to press for an Expanded Second Edition, including minor corrections, and 16 new pages worth of “Stuf’ Said” by the creators of the Marvel Universe!

Interspersed chronologically in this updated edition are new and often surprising revelations that’ve come to light since the first edition took fandom by storm! It’s augmented with copious additional comments by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, more details and Lee and Kirby’s clash over the origin of Galactus, and a remarkable find that explains why Kirby decided to bitingly parody Stan Lee as “Funky Flashman” in his Mister Miracle comics series.

You can view a free preview and order the $26.95 print edition (at 15% off with a free digital edition) or digital edition only (just $12.95) at this link!

Or order the Print Edition at your local comic book shop using Diamond Order Code: MAY192003

Three new mags shipping today from TwoMorrows!

And in case you can’t get enough of TwoMorrows (and who can?), Back Issue #116, RetroFan #6, and BrickJournal #59 ship today!

All three new magazines are available digitally, in stores, and directly from TwoMorrows Publishing now!
You can request them at your local retailer, using these Diamond Order Codes:
BACK ISSUE #116: JUN191993
RETROFAN #6: JUN191994