ALTER EGO #102 looks at Green Lantern’s origins

by Jeff

apr111276 ALTER EGO #102 looks at Green Lantern's originsMedia Release — Just in time for this summer’s blockbuster film, ALTER EGO magazine (just nominated for “Best Comics-Related Journalism” in the 2011 Eisner Awards) examines the origins of the Golden and Silver Age Green Lanterns. Issue #102, shipping in June, spotlights the character’s 1940s creators MART NODELL and BILL FINGER, and his 1959 creators JOHN BROOME, GIL KANE, and JULIUS SCHWARTZ.

The issue provides unknown details behind both Lanterns’ history, and includes rare GL artwork by CARMINE INFANTINO, PAUL REINMAN, IRWIN HASEN, NEAL ADAMS, and others. The issue also includes part 2 of an interview with JACK MENDELSOHN, as he discusses being a scripter for Quality, DC, Dell, and Jay Ward’s animation studio. Rounding out the 84 pages is a “Fawcett Collectors of America” section, featuring recollections of working at Fawcett Comics by MARC SWAYZE and C.C. BECK, plus MICHAEL T. GILBERT with another installment of Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt. The issue’s new cover features previously unseen Green Lantern art by GIL KANE & TERRY AUSTIN, and MART NODELL.

84-page magazine with COLOR
Print version: $7.95 cover price
Digital Edition: $3.95
Diamond Order Code: APR111276

In anticipation of the issue’s release, TwoMorrows Publishing is letting readers download a FREE PDF preview of the issue at this link:

Click to access AlterEgo102Preview.pdf

This preview features a good sampling of the various interviews, articles, and art from the issue.

The full issue is available for pre-ordering as a PRINT or DIGITAL EDITION directly from TwoMorrows at this link (print customers will receive a free link to the digital edition):

ALTER EGO #102 will be on sale in comic book stores on Wednesday, June 15.

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