The Wonderment of WonderCon, this weekend!

Stop by booth #924 at this weekend’s WonderCon (in Anaheim, CA, a stone’s throw from Disneyland) and see all the exciting new items we’ll be debuting! Eric Nolen-Weathington will be manning the booth for us this year. And just in time for the con, we’ve gotten a few samples copies of:

Comic Book Creator #1 (Jon B. Cooke’s new follow-up mag to Comic Book Artist)

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s (the next volume in the series of comics history hardcovers, this time by Keith Dallas)

Alter Ego #116 and #117 (#117 won’t be in stores for another 45 days, but we’ve got a few copies)

Back Issue #64 (again, not in stores for a few weeks, but you can be the first to get yours at our booth)

Plugged In! (our new book on comics pros working in the video game industry, due out next week)

This show is perfect for those of you who can’t deal with the massive crowds and expense of Comic-Con every summer (if you can even get a ticket to it anymore), and it’s still a very comics-heavy convention, and plenty large. You will have a great time, guaranteed!

It’s OK, really…

…to like comic books, or LEGO, or Star Wars, or all three, even. The days of hiding your hobby so the other kids (or adults) won’t make fun of you are over, and “geek” is in. So embrace it, like thousands of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs) have, and check out the new issue of BrickJournal.

BrickJournal #23 (84 full-color pages, $8.95), TwoMorrows’ magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, presents the long-awaited STAR WARS issue! We use the LEGO Force as we spotlight adult top builders and their creations from a long time ago and far, far away, including Jacob Carpenter’s Imperial Star Destroyer (this thing is HUGE!), Mark Kelso’s Invisible Hand, and feature a talk with Simon MacDonald about building Star Wars costume props with LEGO elements. We’ll also look back at the history of the LEGO X-Wing, from its first appearance in 1998 to the current version over ten years later. Plus: there’s our regular feature on minifigure customization by Jared Burks, AFOLs by cartoonist Greg Hyland, more step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions by Christopher Deck, and other surprises. It’s edited, as always, by my buddy Joe Meno.

You can view preview of the issue at THIS LINK.

Or get the PRINT EDITION (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or DIGITAL EDITION ONLY (just $3.95) HERE.

Subscriptions? WE GOT ‘EM!

Read it, you will!

Joe Kubert tribute in Alter Ego #116, now shipping

We got our copies of ALTER EGO #116 in a week early, and this one pays tribute to comics artist JOE KUBERT! There’s a quartet of interviews with Kubert on the 1940s-1970s career of the legendary artist (and often writer) of Hawkman, Tor, Enemy Ace, Sgt. Rock, Viking Prince, Tarzan, et al.! With added art by RUSS HEATH, NEAL ADAMS, MURPHY ANDERSON, MICHAEL KALUTA, SAM GLANZMAN, and others!  Plus the usual great recurring features (FCA, Mr. Monster, Bill Schelly, and more), all edited up real purty by ROY THOMAS.

We begin shipping copies today, and it’ll be in stores in the next 10 days. If you get it at your comics shop, use Diamond Order Code: JAN131395 to order.

Download a FREE PDF preview HERE!

Or order it from us HERE!

Or save the hassle each month (you KNOW you want it!) and get a PRINT or DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION right HERE!

Are you PLUGGED IN?

PLUGGED?IN! documents the experiences of comic book pros that work in the Video Game industry, offering invaluable tips for those thinking of venturing into the field, or anyone with a fascination for the inner workings of both comics and gaming. It features Superman scribe Elliot S! Maggin candidly talking about the early days at Atari, along with Jimmy Palmiotti (Ash, Jonah Hex), Chris Bachalo (Death: the High Cost of Living, Uncanny X-Men), Mike Deodato (Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man), Zander Cannon (Top 10), Rick Remender (Fear Agent, X-Force), and others giving firsthand accounts of working on current generation video game hits like Dead Space, Prototype, Army of Two: 40th Day, Bulletstorm, and DC Universe Online! In addition to current comics professionals, author Keith Veronese conducts first-person conversations with artists and writers who made the leap to working in video games full-time, including an in-depth interview with Trent Kaniuga (CreeD) about his career at Blizzard Entertainment, working as one of the architects of the long awaited Diablo III! So whether you’re a noob or experienced gamer or comics fan, be sure to get Plugged In!

128-page Trade Paperback, $16.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-047-2
ISBN-10: 1-60549-047-4
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: DEC121255

Read a FREE preview at THIS LINK.

CLICK HERE to get 15% off the cover price (plus a free Digital Edition)
or the Digital Edition alone for only $5.95.

PLUGGED IN! will be on sale in comic book stores on Wednesday, March 27.

Back Issue #62 spotlights Superman in the Bronze Age

BACK ISSUE #62 (84 pages, FULL-COLOR, $8.95) shines on “Superman in the Bronze Age”! The JULIUS SCHWARTZ Superman Dynasty, the Private Life of CURT SWAN, the Superman Family, Superman back-up series, an Atomic Skull history, World of Krypton—comics’ first miniseries, the Golden Age Superman, the Supermobile, and ALAN MOORE’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” With commentary from and art by NEAL ADAMS, MURPHY ANDERSON, NICK CARDY, HOWARD CHAYKIN, PAUL KUPPERBERG, BOB OKSNER, DENNY O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO, BOB ROZAKIS, ALEX SAVIUK, and more. With a Superman vs. Bizarro No. 1 cover by JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ and SCOTT WILLIAMS! Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

You can order and see a preview HERE!

History unfolds in our groundbreaking AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES series

The American Comic Book Chronicles is our ambitious new series, where our top authors document each decade of comic book history from the 1940s to present. In the tradition of such groundbreaking history books as The Steranko History of Comics—which informed a generation of fans in the 1970s about the roots of comic books—these full-color hardcovers will compile over 2000 pages of heavily-researched information, in a friendly, searchable year-by-year format.

NOW SHIPPING: Author John Wells leads off with the first of two volumes on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics in the JFK and Beatles era. The book features a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: DC Comics’ rebirth of Green Lantern, Hawkman, and other 1940s characters, and the launch of Justice League of America and multiple earths; Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s transformation of superhero comics with the debut of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Avengers, and other iconic characters; Batman’s 1960s “new look”; the Blue Beetle’s resurrection and revamp at Charlton Comics; the debut of Creepy #1 from Warren Publishing, which brought horror back to comic book form; the boom of Harvey Comics’ “kid” line or Casper, Richie Rich, and more.

These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, the series forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for any comic book enthusiast.

You can order or see a FREE preview HERE!

1960-64 Volume: (224-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $39.95
(Digital Edition) $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-60549-045-8 • NOW SHIPPING!
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: AUG121321

COMING IN APRIL:
1980s Volume:?(288-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $41.95
(Digital Edition) $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-60549-046-5
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: NOV121322

COMING SOON:
1950s Volume:?Ships Summer 2013
1970s Volume: Ships Fall 2013
1965-69 Volume: Ships Spring 2014
1940-44 Volume: Ships Summer 2014
1990s Volume: Ships Fall 2014
1945-49 Volume: Ships Spring 2015

LAST CHANCE to get these TwoMorrows PRINT publications (almost SOLD OUT)!

Don’t miss your LAST CHANCE to get our final print copies of these items! (All at 15-70% OFF) We’ve only got a few remaining PRINT copies of these great items. So hurry to our website and click on the LAST CHANCE BANNER to scoop up copies:

BOOKS:
Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore: Indispensable Edition
Captain Action: The Original Super-Hero Action Figure
Modern Masters Vol. 9: Mike Wieringo

MAGAZINES:
Alter Ego #47, 48, 51, 55, 60, 62, and 63
Back Issue #2, 6, 9, and 16
Draw! #5, 6, 13, 18, 20
Rough Stuff #1-12
Write Now #1-5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15-17, 19, 20

T-SHIRTS & LEGO SETS:
“I’ve Got Issues” BrickJournal shirt (only 1 XL Adult shirt remaining)
“Happy Brick” Lego shirt (only a few sizes and colors left)
Tulip Kit
P-38 Lightning Plane Kit
Spacefighter Kit

So go to www.twomorrows.com and click on the LAST CHANCE BANNER at the top of the page, to be taken to the full list for ordering. WHILE THEY LAST!!

Roy Thomas goes 3-D in the latest ALTER EGO magazine

ALTER EGO magazine is taking a red and green look at all the sensational stereoscopic comics of the 1950s in a special 3-D ISSUE, which is in stores now. Issue #115 of ROY THOMAS’ magazine on comics of the Golden and Silver Ages gives an in-depth feature assembled and annotated by the late RAY (3-D) ZONE just weeks before his recent passing, which features never-before-revealed secrets of the 3-D era. The issue reproduces actual 1950s 3-D art by such industry legends as JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, MORT MESKIN, BOB POWELL, HOWARD NOSTRAND, CURT SWAN, WAYNE BORING, JIM MOONEY, SYD SHORES, GEORGE TUSKA and many others. Every copy of Alter Ego #115 comes polybagged with a FREE pair of 3-D glasses, so fans can enjoy the fun visuals (and eye-strain) just as readers did in the 1950s!

The new issue also features an FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) section on the history of Fawcett Comics, by noted historian P.C. HAMERLINCK (keeper of Shazam! creator C.C. BECK’s archives). Plus, there’s MICHAEL T. GILBERT exploring what lies in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, and BILL SCHELLY documenting comics fandom history, all behind a Captain 3-D cover by JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY.

Available now HERE!

Superfriends: Special alert!

Tune to your local PBS stations or this link for the hour long Pioneers of Television: Superheroes featuring Adam West, Lynda Carter, William Katt, and a few others. The show tells the world all about the love affair between TV viewers and superheroes on the small screen of yesteryear. People just love superheroes! We’ve always known that and documented this fact in Age of TV Heroes (our 2010 TwoMorrows release by Jorge Khoury and Jason Hofius). If this PBS special whets your appetite for more heroics, be sure to explore the colorful Age of TV Heroes featuring plenty of photos and interviews. And if you own the book, the TV special makes for a pretty sweet companion any day of the week. Stay classy, amigos!

Closed for the holidays

TwoMorrows Publishing is closed from now till the new year, but we’ve extended our big 70% OFF CLEARANCE SALE at www.twomorrows.com! You can still get huge savings on our remaining issues of WRITE NOW and ROUGH STUFF magazines, and COMICS and LEGO books for the rest of December. Order now, and we’ll ship your books when we return the week of January 7.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!