November 20th, 2007
Los Angeles, CA – Benjamin Holcomb’s obsessively researched Mego 8-inch Super-Heroes: Worlds Greatest Toys! book debuts this month on the history of Mego action figures, published by TwoMorrows Publishing, known for celebrating the art and history of comic books.
Mego 8-inch Super-Heroes: Worlds Greatest Toys! is currently ranked #1 in Amazon.com’s highly competitive ‘Toys’ book section.
The Mego action figures are a perennial favorite among toy collectors and comic book fans, and Holcomb spent over four years obsessively detailing every aspect of the collectibles. The book features a chronological history of Mego, interviews with former employees and vendors, fascinating discoveries never revealed elsewhere, and thorough coverage of each figure and packaging variant.
Author Benjamin Holcomb was profiled in the August 31 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, as the “Obsessive Fan of the Week.” Now, how cool is that?
The book will be in stores on November 28, making it the perfect holiday gift for Mego collectors and curious readers who had one or more of the popular figures in the 1970s.
TwoMorrows is now offering a free 24-page PDF preview here:
Additionally, TwoMorrows is offering a 250-copy Limited Edition of the book, signed-and-numbered by the author, which also includes a full-color promotional Mego postcard, and a 32-page reprint of Mego’s classic 1972-1982 super-hero catalogs.
The special Collector’s edition is exclusively available here:
Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! by Benjamin Holcomb