Have we got some cool stuff in stores now!
Alter Ego #163: Dave Cockrum Spotlight
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s (new printing!)
Get ’em before they sell out!
What better way to ring out 2019, than with the release of JACK KIRBY’S DINGBAT LOVE, presenting the King’s final unpublished 1970s DC Comics stories. It’s now shipping, and you can preview and order it here!
Alter Ego #162! Early prototypes of Batman and Wonder Woman! http://twomorrows.com/index.php…
Back Issue #117! Super-hero stand-ins! http://twomorrows.com/index.php…
BrickJournal #60! Spooky LEGO® creations! http://twomorrows.com/index.php…
Comic Book Creator #21! Eric Powell! http://twomorrows.com/index.php…
RetroFan #7! Jaclyn Smith! http://twomorrows.com/index.php…
Get ‘em separately, or subscribe here! https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=61
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!
John Morrow, publisher
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet to @state_of_things. Or listen to it later at https://feedpress.me/WUNC_SOT
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
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 click the covers below to order directly from TwoMorrows at 15% off!
To see FULL listings of all items, CLICK HERE!
PREVIEWS PAGES 365-366:
OCT192156 ALTER EGO #160 (Ditko)
OCT192157 BACK ISSUE #118 NEW!
OCT192158 LEGO 5 BOOK BUNDLE NEW!
OCT192159 AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES: The 1950s (Updated Hardcover Edition)
OCT192160 ALL STAR COMPANION, Volume 4 (Softcover)
OCT192161 COLLECTED JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, Volume 7 (Softcover)
OCT192162 GROOVY: WHEN FLOWER POWER BLOOMED IN POP CULTURE (Hardcover)
OCT192163 LOU SCHEIMER: CREATING THE FILMATION GENERATION (Softcover)
OCT192164 MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1980s (Softcover)
To help pay for the print run, we’ve bound only 100 hardcover copies of the Expanded Second Edition of Kirby & Lee: Stuf’ Said, making it our most limited publication ever. This secret hardcover version is not available in stores, and only directly from TwoMorrows for $39.95. It contains everything in the new Softcover second edition (no extras, other than the custom binding and “Limited Hardcover” designation printed on the cover).
The 100-copy Hardcover Edition is available first-come, first served only at this link!
(Note: If you already pre-ordered the Softcover Second Edition, and would like to upgrade it to this Limited Hardcover, place your order now to reserve a copy, and in the “Comments” box during checkout, write “Please upgrade my pre-order copy” and we’ll issue a refund for what you paid for the Softcover version. Sorry, this upgrade offer is not available for First Edition copies.)
If you’d like to order the Expanded Second Edition in Softcover, click here!