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ALTER EGO #149 celebrates the great Gil Kane

October 25th, 2017 10:05am by ComicList Email

Media Release -- ALTER EGO #149 (100 color pages, $9.95) showcases Gil Kane, one of the Silver Age's greatest artists—with gleaming Golden Age roots in the Simon & Kirby shop! Incisive and free-wheeling Kane interview, Daniel Herman on Kane's life & art—plus Gil's incisive article from the Spring 1974 issue of the Harvard Journal of Pictorial Fiction, and other surprise features centered around the artistic co-creator of the Silver Age Green Lantern and The Atom! And beginning—the autobiography of Golden/Silver Age Flash/GL scripter John Broome! Also: FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert, and Bill Schelly! Green Lantern cover by Kane and Joe Giella! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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ALTER EGO #147 explores Otto Binder and the Fawcett Collectors of America

July 1st, 2017 2:39pm by ComicList Email

Media Release -- Few comics writers wrote more stories—or more important ones, with major heroes—than Golden/Silver Age star Otto Binder. For the first time, Alter Ego #147 (100 pages, $9.95) features a giant-size FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America] section, with special intros by P.C. Hamerlinck and Bill Schelly—and Binder’s own personal script records, accompanied by illos from his greatest series, including Captain Marvel, Superman, The Marvel Family, Captain America, Mary Marvel, Black Owl, Captain Marvel Jr., Doll Man, Supergirl, Captain Battle, Legion of Super-Heroes, Captain Midnight, and a zillion more! With art by Beck, Simon & Kirby, Swan, Schaffenberger, Avison, Boring, [Jack] Binder, Mooney, Plastino, Pfeufer, Shores, and the super-stars of two comics eras! Plus Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, et al.! With a cover of previously unpublished Captain Marvel art by C.C. Beck! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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ALTER EGO #145 explores the 40th anniversary of Marvel's STAR WARS #1

February 11th, 2017 10:52am by ComicList Email

Media Release -- In ALTER EGO #145 (now 100 pages per bi-monthly issue, $9.95), it's 40 years to the month after the debut of Marvel's Star Wars #1, and its writer/editor Roy Thomas tells Richard Arndt the story behind that landmark comic—going way beyond anything published before! Plus interviews with artists Howard Chaykin, Rick Hoberg, and Bill Wray. Also: "Jazz in Comics" by Michael T. Gilbert—the finale of Bill Schelly's salute to G.B. Love—FCA (Fawcett Collector's of America) section—and more! Dramatic sword-and-space cover art by Chaykin! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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ALTER EGO #144 explores Ace Comics of the 1940s and '50s

December 23rd, 2016 8:17am by ComicList Email

Media Release -- In ALTER EGO #144 (80 full-color pages, $8.95), we go "Aces High!" with the story of Ace Comics in the 1940s and '50s, told by Mark Carlson—with super-heroes like Magno & Davey—Lash Lightning—The Raven—Unknown Soldier—Captain Courageous—Vulcan—The Flag—Mr. Risk—and more! Art by the likes of Harvey Kurtzman, Jim Mooney, Dave Berg, L.B. Cole, Rudy Palais, Harry Anderson, Harry Sahle, B. Currie, et al. Plus: Richard Arndt's interview with Bill Harris, 1960s-70s editor of Gold Key and King Comics, with art from The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake, etc. With FCA, Comic Crypt, and Comic Fandom Archive. Cover by B. Currie from a 1940s issue of Ace's Four Favorites! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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ALTER EGO #143 floods the market with Don Glut coverage

October 1st, 2016 9:24am by ComicList Email

Media Release -- In ALTER EGO #143 (80 full-color pages, $8.95), Don Glut tells Richard Arndt about his early years as an amateur film-maker, rock musician—and comic book writer for Marvel, Warren—and especially Gold Key! Don talks about the creation of such series as Doctor Spektor, Dagar the Invincible, and Tragg and the Sky Gods, and about scripting Twilight Zone, The Invaders, Kull the Destroyer, Solomon Kane, Captain America, What If, et al.! Art by Jesse Santos, Esteban Maroto, Ernie Chan, Rudy Nebres, Alan Kupperberg, George Tuska, Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema, and others! Bonus: Sal Amendola and Roy Thomas tell all they can pull together about the 1970s professional Academy of Comic Book Arts, founded by Stan Lee and Carmine Infantino! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Mr. Monter's Comic Crypt, Bill Schelly's Comic Fandom Archive, and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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David Siegel talks to Richard Arndt in ALTER EGO #142

August 5th, 2016 6:48pm by ComicList Email

Media Release -- In Alter Ego #142 (80 full-color pages, $8.95), super-fan David Siegel talks to Richard Arndt about how, from 1991 to 2005, he tracked down some of the greatest and hardest-to-find artists of the Golden Age and brought them to the San Diego Comic-Con! Featuring art and artifacts by those classic talents, including Ramona Fradon, Chad Grothkopf, Sheldon Moldoff, Harry Lampert, Chuck Cuidera, Creig Flessel, Paul Norris, Vin Sullivan, Joe Giella, Irv Novick, Kurt Schaffenberger, and others! Plus: Rich Morrissey on how Golden/Silver Age star writer John Broome got to the Con! Also, Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, FCA (Fawcett Collector's of America) section, and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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The career of artist Rich Buckler is explored in ALTER EGO #141

June 18th, 2016 9:31pm by ComicList Email

Media Release -- From Detroit to Deathlok, ALTER EGO #141 (80 full-color pages, $8.95) is devoted to the comet-splashed career of artist Rich Buckler! He drew it all: Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Black Panther, Ka-Zar, Dracula, Morbius, and a zillion mighty Marvel covers—Batman, Hawkman, and other DC stars—Creepy & Eerie horror—and that's just in the first half of the 1970s! Plus Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, Bill Schelly on comics fandom history, FCA (Fawcett Collector's of America) section, and comics expert Hames Ware on fabulous Golden Age artist Rafael Astarita! All behind a great Deathlok painted cover by Buckler! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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Golden Age great Irwin Hasen is featured in ALTER EGO #140

May 21st, 2016 12:23am by ComicList Email

Media Release -- ALTER EGO #140 (80 full-color pages, $8.95) is a special issue devoted to Golden Age great Irwin Hasen, who passed away recently at nearly age 97! This feature is adapted from Dan Makara's film documentary on Hasen, the 1940s artist of the Justice Society, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Wildcat, Cat-Man, and numerous other classic heroes—and, for 30 years, the artist of the famous Dondi newspaper strip! Bonus art by his buddies Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Shelly Mayer, et al.! Plus MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY on comics fandom history, FCA (Fawcett Collector's of America) section, and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

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The Acronyms List

AR -
Ask retailer for price
BD -
Blu-ray Disc
CCG -
Collectible card game
CD -
Compact disc
DVD -
Digital versatile disc
FCBD -
Free Comic Book Day
GN -
Graphic novel
HC -
Hardcover
HD -
High definition
LCG -
Living Card Game
MMPB -
Mass market paperback
PVC -
Polyvinyl chloride
RPG -
Role playing game
SC -
Softcover
TBD -
To be determined
TCG -
Trading card game
TP -
Trade paperback
UDA -
Upper Deck Authenticated
WDCC -
Walt Disney Classics Collection
WS -
Widescreen

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