RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA (30 March 2007) — TwoMorrows Publishing to publish COMICS INTROSPECTIVE VOLUME ONE: PETER BAGGE, MODERN MASTERS: IN THE STUDIO WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN DVD, ALTER EGO 70, BACK ISSUE 23, DRAW! 14, ROUGH STUFF 5 and WRITE NOW 16 this July!


COMIC INTROSPECTIVE VOLUME ONE: PETER BAGGE
by Christopher IRVING

TwoMorrows Publishing proudly presents a new book series that spotlights indy comics talent with an outside-the-box approach. Through a combination of original photography, multiple art gallery sections, and an introspective dialogue with each subject, Comics Introspective is unlike anything being published. Volume One features Peter Bagge, whose unique, expressive work runs the gamut from political (his strips for reason.com), to absurdist and satirical (the Batboy strip for Weekly World News), and dramatic (Apocalypse Nerd). From his Seattle studio, Bagge lets journalist Christopher Irving in on everything from just what was on his mind with his long-running Gen X comic Hate!, to what’s going on in his head as a political satirist. This debut volume features an assortment of artwork picked by Bagge himself, and is printed on deluxe glossy stock to maximize the impact of the art and photography—all working to make it as breakthrough as the innovator it covers.

The 128 page 8 1/2″ x 11″ Trade Paperback with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $16.95 in the U.S. and ships 25 July 2007.

ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-83-2
ISBN-10: 1-893905-83-7

MODERN MASTERS: IN THE STUDIO WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN DVD

Michael Golden is one of the most influential comic book artists of our time. His work on “Bucky O’Hare,” Dr. Strange, Micronauts, and The ‘Nam is the stuff of legend. Now the producers of the Modern Masters book series take you behind the scenes and into his studio for a look at the creation of Tunuki, his latest and most personal project to date. Take a journey into the creative mind of one of comics’ greats-Michael Golden-and witness a modern master in action! This 90-minute DVD provides an exclusive look at the artist at work, as he discusses the processes he undertakes to create a new comics series.

The 120 minute DVD retails for $29.95 in the U.S. and ships 25 July 2007.

ISBN-13: 973-1-893905-77-1
ISBN-10: 1-893905-77-2

ALTER EGO 70
edited by Roy THOMAS

ALTER EGO 70 spotlights Roy THOMAS at Marvel in the 1970s! It’s a “you-asked-for-it” follow-up to issue #50, on Roy’s stint as Marvel’s editor-in-chief and one of the company’s major writers. Plus there’s art and reminiscences of both Buscemas, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, John Romita, Howard Chaykin, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Bernie Wrightson, Bill Everett, George Perez, Frank Robbins, Barry Smith, Frank Thorne, Herb Trimpe, and a passel of talented writers (including a guy named Lee)! Also, there’s FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, and others, Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster, and a salute to Golden Age artist Lily Renee, Roy’s fellow guest at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con! All behind a great Invaders cover by Gene Colan! Includes a FREE Preview of ROUGH STUFF 5, also shipping this month!

The 100 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the U.S. and ships 11 July 2007.

BACK ISSUE 23
edited by Michael EURY

Back Issue 23 explores the inseparable worlds of comic books and cinema in our “Comics Go Hollywood” issue! Celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of media darlings Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in a “Pro2Pro” roundtable examining Spider-Man‘s love life, with STAN LEE, JOHN ROMITA, SR., JIM SHOOTER, ERIK LARSEN, and other top Spidey creators! Then, in the first part of a second roundtable, Star Trek writers including PETER DAVID, MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN, and MIKE W. BARR compare notes on writing for the space franchise in comics and in other media (the second part concludes in WRITE NOW #16, shipping this month!). Also: Gladstone’s Disney comics line, with an all-star lineup including DON ROSA and WILLIAM VAN HORN; star-studded behind-the-scenes looks at TV’s Isis and The Flash, with celebrity interviews including Flash star JOHN WESLEY SHIPP; and spotlights on Superman movie adaptations and some of your favorite TV tie-in comics (including Isis and Welcome Back Kotter). Bonus: An 8-page color “ADAM HUGHES Goes Hollywood!” art gallery. With a Mary Jane Watson cover by Adam Hughes. Includes a FREE Preview of WRITE NOW #16, also shipping this month!

The 108 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the U.S. and ships 18 July 2007.

DRAW! 14
edited by Mike MANLEY

The twice Eisner Award-nominated DRAW! magazine, the top step-by-step magazine on drawing for comics and animation, brings you working “how-to” tutorials from today’s top pros in the industry. In issue 14, we bulk up and blast off with in-depth interviews and demos by DC Comics artist DOUG MAHNKE (JLA, Batman, Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein, Superman, Justice League Elite), OVI NEDELCU (Pigtale, WB Animation), and STEVE PURCELL (Sam and Max). Then, Mike Manley and Bret Blevins bring you Part III of our Comic Art Boot Camp: “Using Black to Power up Your Pages.” This installment will cover the best ways to use black placement to enhance and kick up the energy in your pages and designs. Plus, there’s product reviews, a color section, and more, all behind a new DOUG MAHNKE cover! Includes a FREE Preview of ALTER EGO 70, also shipping this month!

The 80 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the U.S. and ships 25 July 2007.

ROUGH STUFF 5
edited by Bob McLEOD

ROUGH STUFF 5 celebrates the ART of creating comics, presenting never-seen pencil pages, sketches, layouts, roughs, and unused inked pages from throughout comics history, plus columns, critiques, and more! This issue, editor (and top pro inker) BOB McLEOD has assembled extensive galleries by PAUL SMITH, GIL KANE, CULLY HAMNER, DALE KEOWN, and ASHLEY WOOD! Each artist provides detailed commentaries on their work, discussing what went right and wrong with it, and giving background information to put it all into historical perspective. Our feature interview this issue is with STEVE RUDE, complete with art from his fabled sketchbooks! There’s also an examination of John Albano and Tony DeZuniga’s work on Jonah Hex, before-and-after art comparisons, a new “Nexus” cover by STEVE RUDE, and more! Includes a FREE Preview of BACK ISSUE #23, also shipping this month!

The 100 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the U.S. and ships 18 July 2007.

WRITE NOW 16
edited by Danny FINGEROTH

WRITE NOW 16 is a special STAR-SPANNING ISSUE features an awesome SILVER SURFER cover painting by MIKE ZECK and PHIL ZIMELMAN! In this season of FANTASTIC FOUR 2: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, we proudly present reflections on writing the Surfer by the character’s greatest scripters of all time, including STAN LEE, STEVE ENGLEHART, JIM STARLIN, GEORGE PEREZ, and J.M. DeMATTEIS! Plus, there’s an in-depth interview with TODD McFARLANE, giving his unique point of view on topics ranging from SPAWN, the status of Image Comics in 2007, what makes great comics writing, and more! Also: Incredible Nuts and Bolts script and pencil art previews of BRIAN BENDIS and FRANK CHO’s MIGHTY AVENGERS! Awesome Nuts and Bolts script and pencil art previews of DAN SLOTT’s new Marvel project! An interview with cyber-guru and TESTAMENT writer-creator DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, with script and art from the acclaimed graphic novel! And the conclusion to the amazing STAR TREK comics writers’ roundtable (begun in BACK ISSUE 23, also on sale this month), featuring stellar insights from PETER DAVID, MIKE W. BARR, MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN, and more! Includes a FREE Preview of Draw! #14, also shipping this month!

The 80 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2″ x 11″ magazine with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the U.S. and ships 25 July 2007.