Thursday, April 30, 2015

TwoMorrows Upcoming Publications

This summer, TwoMorrows is putting out two Supergirl-centric magazines which I am eagerly looking forward to and you should be as well. Here is a link to their site:

Now I subscribe to Back Issue because it is spectacular in its coverage of my era of comics. So a Supergirl specific issue is going to be an extra special treat. Here is the solicit for Back Issue #84:

From hot pants to headbands, it’s Supergirl in the Bronze Age in BACK ISSUE #84 (84 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95)! The Maid of Might’s 1970s and 1980s adventures, including her death in Crisis on Infinite Earths and her many rebirths. Plus: an ALAN BRENNERT interview, behind the scenes of the Supergirl movie starring HELEN SLATER, Who is Superwoman?, and a look at the DC Superheroes Water Ski Show. With PAUL KUPPERBERG, ELLIOT MAGGIN, MARV WOLFMAN, and many more. Featuring a jam cover recreation of Adventure Comics #397 by KARL HEITMUELLER, JR. and friends (STEPHEN DeSTEFANO, BOB FINGERMAN, DEAN HASPIEL, KRISTEN McCABE, JON MORRIS, and JACKSON PUBLICK). Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

I have to assume this was planned given the anniversary of Crisis (and therefore the death of Supergirl). The lineup here is fantastic. Alan Brennert from 'Should Auld Acquaintance' fame.Paul Kupperberg from Daring New Adventures! Marv Wolfman from the Crisis! Superman legend Elliot S. Maggin. And Supergirl herself Helen Slater! Incredible.

I can't wait to read about Superwoman - all of them. Kristin Wells, the Third Kryptonian, the Crime Syndicate villain, and Lucy Lane!

And the cover is a great homage to Adventure Comics #397! Fantastic!

I don't always get Alter Ego, the Roy Thomas fanzine. When the topic hits home, I do get pick up the book and I am always impressed.  Alter Ego #133 is focusing on Supergirl legendary artist Jim Mooney. Here is the solicit:

ALTER EGO #133 (84 full-color pages, $8.95) spotlights Gentleman JIM MOONEY, the guy who drew ’em all—Batman & Robin, Supergirl, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Tommy Tomorrow, Ghost Rider, Dial H for Hero, Kaanga, The Invaders, The Moth, Wildfire, Lash Lightning—and a whole host more! This issue features an incredible in-depth interview conducted by DR. JEFF McLAUGHLIN—never before published! Plus there’s FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY's Comic Fandom Archive, and more—all behind a cover montage by JIM MOONEY of his greatest DC hits! Edited by ROY THOMAS.

An unpublished interview! And art!

I'm in!

I love seeing Supergirl and her famed creators getting such publicity. I will be reviewing these here!


Gene said...

I am very happy that Supergirl history will be covered in these two publications.

Martin Gray said...

I've been looking forward to Back Issue too, but never knew about the Alter Ego issue - brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this, love Back Issue always a great read, just renewed my subscription. Some other people they could have talked too is Paul Levitz who rekindled the Brainiac Five-Kara romance in The Legion's book, Mark Waid who stuck his neck out for Supergirl after the Crisis & Gail Simone who has made noises about wanting to write SG for some time now.
As for Jim Mooney I bought some commissions from him on line years ago he was a very nice man who confided in me that his top selling commissions were invariably the Silver Age Supergirl and Spider-Man.
Looking forward to both issues


Anj said...

I get Back Issue from my store. Love it.

Can't wait for both these issues!