TwoMorrows: Silver Age Sci-Fi, Mego Toys and More Ships September 2007

RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA (13 June 2007) — TwoMorrows Publishing to publish SILVER AGE SCI-FI COMPANION, ALTER EGO 72, BACK ISSUE 24, and MEGO 8″ SUPER-HEROES: WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS this September! (Our MEGO book actually ships in October, but will be included in Diamond’s July Previews which features September shipping items.)

Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion by Mike W. Barr

SILVER AGE SCI-FI COMPANION
by Mike W. BARR

In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and this book summarizes, critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by JULIUS SCHWARTZ and written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME! The pages of DC’s science-fiction magazine of the 1960s, STRANGE ADVENTURES and MYSTERY IN SPACE, are opened for you, including story-by-story reviews of complete series such as ADAM STRANGE, ATOMIC KNIGHTS, SPACE MUSEUM, STAR ROVERS, STAR HAWKINS and others! Writer/editor MIKE W. BARR tells you which series crossed over with each other, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more, including writer and artist credits for every story! Features rare art by CARMINE INFANTINO, MURPHY ANDERSON, GIL KANE, SID GREENE, MIKE SEKOWSKY, and many others, plus a glorious new cover by ALAN DAVIS and PAUL NEARY!

The 160 page 8 1/2″ x 11″ Trade Paperback with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $19.95 in the U.S. and ships 19 September 2007.

ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-81-8
ISBN-10: 1-893905-81-0

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Mego 8-inch Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys by Benjamin Holcomb

MEGO 8″ SUPER-HEROES: WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS
by Benjamin HOLCOMB

Lavishly illustrated with thousands of charts, checklists and color photographs, Mego 8′ Super-Heroes is an obsessive examination of legendary toy company Mego (pronounced “ME-go”), and the extraordinary line of super-hero action figures that dominated the toy industry throughout the 1970s. Featuring a chronological history of Mego, interviews with former employees and Mego vendors, fascinating discoveries never revealed elsewhere, and thorough coverage of each figure and packaging variant, this full-color hardcover is the definitive guide to Mego. Brad MELTZER, New York Times-bestselling author and writer of DC’s Justice League of America raves, “I’ve waited thirty years for this magical, beautiful book.” And Chip KIDD, internationally-recognized graphic designer and author of Batman Collected, deemed it “a stunning visual experience.”

The 256 page (plus cover) full-color hardcover book retails for $4.95 in the U.S. and ships 24 October 2007.

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Alter Ego #72 cover art

ALTER EGO 72
edited by Roy THOMAS

ALTER EGO 72 spotlights Captain Carrot & The Ghost of Milt Caniff! Behind a new SCOTT SHAW! cover of the 1980s Zoo Crew, Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw! document the creation of Captain Carrot, with art & artifacts, many of them never before seen, by SCOTT SHAW!, ROY THOMAS, RICK HOBERG, STAN GOLDBERG, MIKE SEKOWSKY, JOHN COSTANZA, E. NELSON BRIDWELL, CAROL LAY, and others! Also, there’s an incisive interview with DICK ROCKWELL, Golden Age artist (Black Diamond Western, etc.) and 36-year ghost artist on MILTON CANIFF’s Steve Canyon! Plus, there’s P.C. Hamerlinck’s FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, and others, Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, and more!

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 12 September 2007.

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Back Issue #24 cover art

BACK ISSUE 24
edited by Michael EURY

In BACK ISSUE 24, superstar artist MICHAEL GOLDEN takes center stage in an all-new interview examining “Golden’s Oldies” Micronauts, The ‘Nam, and Dr. Strange! There’s more Dr. Strange in this “Magic”-themed issue: GENE COLAN and PAUL SMITH talk “Pro2Pro” about the Master of the Mystic Arts, FRANK BRUNNER discusses his unforgettable stint drawing the Sorcerer Supreme, and CARL POTTS and KEVIN NOWLAN are among the talents featured in a Dr. Strange Art Gallery! Plus: BILL WILLINGHAM’s Elementals, a Zatanna history, Dr. Fate’s revival, DC’s Silverblade and Amethyst, a “Greatest Stories Never Told” look at Peter Pan, and a tribute to the late, great MARSHALL ROGERS! There’s also art by and commentary from TERRY AUSTIN, CARY BATES, STEVE ENGLEHART, KEITH GIFFEN, CRAIG HAMILTON, MIKE LEEKE, GEORGE PÉREZ, and others, and a magical Dr. Strange cover by Michael Golden! Includes a FREE Preview of ROUGH STUFF #6!

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 19 September 2007.

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