TwoMorrows Publishing May 2011 Solicitations

by Jeff

mar111388 TwoMorrows Publishing May 2011 SolicitationsThe kind folks at TwoMorrows Publishing have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products featured in the March 2011 Previews, scheduled to ship starting May 2011.


Edited by Roy Thomas

ALTER EGO #101 (84 pages with color, $7.95) asks “Who’s Afraid of Victor Fox?” with an examination of the Fox Comics of the 1940s—Blue Beetle, Phantom Lady, The Flame, et al.—with art by MATT BAKER, LOU FINE, JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY, GEORGE TUSKA, FLETCHER HANKS, ALEX BLUM, and others—plus “Superman vs. Wonder Man” starring WILL EISNER, JERRY IGER, SHELDON MAYER, JERRY SIEGEL, HARRY DONENFELD, WILL LIEBERSON, and VICTOR FOX! Also, Part I of an interview with JACK MENDELSOHN, artist/writer for Mad, Jacky’s Diary, etc.—plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with MARC SWAYZE and C.C. BECK, and MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt! Cover by Marvel artist DAVE WILLIAMS! Edited by ROY THOMAS.

May 2011 – 84 page magazine with COLOR, $7.95 cover price (NOTE: Diamond accidentally listed the wrong price for this issue in Previews, but it is $7.95)

This product will be in stock on Wednesday May 11, 2011.

Previews page 345
Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1388


An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide to a Pop-Culture Phenomenon
224 page Trade Paperback – by Pierre Comtois

$27.95 cover price

By popular demand, TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1970s, the sequel to Pierre Comtois’ heralded first volume on the 1960s! This book covers Marvel’s final historical phase: the twilight years of the 1970s, after the initial ’60s wave of popularity pushed the company to the forefront of the comics industry, and made many of its characters household names. This full decade of pop-culture history saw Stan Lee’s role as writer diminish as he ascended to Publisher, the stunning departure of Jack Kirby to DC (and his later return to Marvel), the rise of Roy Thomas as editor (and eventual Editor In Chief), and the introduction of a new wave of writers and artists who would expand the boundaries of comics beyond super-heroes, while planting the seeds for the company’s eventual self-destruction. Comics such as the Spider-Man “drug” issues, Conan the Barbarian, Tomb of Dracula, Master of Kung Fu, Howard the Duck, the new X-Men, and more are covered in detail—along with the creators who wrote and drew them, including Chris Claremont, Barry Windsor-Smith, Gene Colan, Marv Wolfman, Steve Gerber, John Romita, Gil Kane, Sal Buscema, and many others. So don’t be satisfied with only half the story! Check out Marvel Comics in the 1970s and find out why Marvel was once hailed as The House of Ideas!
ISBN-13: 978-1-605490-034-2

ISBN-10: 1-60549-034-2

This product will be in stock on Wednesday May 25, 2011.

Previews page 326
Diamond Order Code: MAR111287


Edited by Joe Meno

BrickJournal #15 (84 full-color pages, $8.95) takes a look at the LEGO Mecha genre of building, especially in Japan! Feature editor Nathan Bryan will be spotlighting mecha builders such as Saito Yoshikazu, Takayuki Torii, Sukyu and others! We’ll also talk with Brian Cooper and Mark Neumann about their mecha creations. If you wanted to learn how to build mecha, we’ll have instructions by Saito Yoshikazu! All this, plus our regular columns on minifigure customization, building, event reports, our step-by-step “You Can Build It” instructions, and much more. Edited by Joe Meno.
May 2011 – 84 page full-color magazine, $8.95 cover price

This product will be in stock on Wednesday May 25, 2011.

Previews page 388
Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1388


Edited by Joe Meno
YOU CAN BUILD IT is a new ongoing series of instruction books on the art of LEGO® custom building, from the producers of BRICKJOURNAL magazine! Spinning off from BrickJournal’s popular “You Can Build It” column, these FULL-COLOR books are loaded with nothing but STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS by some of the top custom builders in the LEGO fan community. BOOK?ONE is for beginning-to-intermediate builders, and features instructions for custom creations including Miniland figures, a fire engine, Christmas ornaments, a street vignette, plus miniscale models from “a galaxy far, far away,” and more! So if you’re ready to go beyond the standard LEGO sets available in stores and move into custom building with the bricks you already own, this ongoing series will quickly take you from novice to expert builder, teaching you key building techniques along the way!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-035-9
ISBN-10: 1-60549-035-0

UPC: 182658000202

84 page full-color trade paperback, $9.95 cover price

This product will be in stock on Wednesday May 18, 2011.

Previews page 388
Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1751


An Issue-By-Issue Field Guide to a Pop-Culture Phenomenon
224 page Trade Paperback – by Pierre Comtois

$27.95 cover price

After being relegated to the realm of children’s literature for the first 25 years of its history, the comic book industry experienced an unexpected flowering in the early 1960s. A celebration of that emergence, Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue-by-Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon presents a step-by-step look at how a company that had the reputation of being one of the least creative in a generally moribund industry, emerged as one of the most dynamic, slightly irreverent and downright original contributions to an era when pop-culture, from Tom Wolfe to Andy Warhol, emerged as the dominant force in the artistic life of America. In scores of handy, easy to reference entries, Marvel Comics in the 1960s takes the reader from the legendary company’s first fumbling beginnings as helmed by savvy editor/writer Stan Lee (aided by such artists as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko), to the full maturity of its wild, colorful, offbeat grandiosity. With the history of Marvel Comics in the 1960s divided into four distinct phases, author Pierre Comtois explains just how Lee, Kirby, Ditko, et. al. created a line of comic books that, while grounded in the traditional elements of panel-to-panel storytelling, broke through the juvenile mindset of a low brow industry and provided a tapestry of full blown pop culture icons.

ISBN-13: 978-1-605490-16-8
ISBN-10: 1-60549-016-4

This product is in stock NOW!

Previews page 326
Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1288

JOHN ROMITA… AND ALL THAT JAZZ (hardcover and softcover)
by Roy Thomas and Jim Amash
208 page Hardcover: $44.95 cover price

Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1290
ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-76-4

ISBN-10: 1-893905-76-4

192 page Trade Paperback: $24.95 cover price

Diamond Order Code: MAR11 1289
ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-75-7
ISBN-10: 1-893905-75-6

In this new book, “Jazzy” John Romita—the artist who made The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel’s #1-selling comic book in the 1960s—talks about his life, his art, and his contemporaries! Authored by former Marvel Comics editor in chief and top writer Roy Thomas, and noted historian Jim Amash, it features the most definitive interview Romita’s ever given, about working with such comics legends as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, following Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko as artist on the strip, and more! Plus, Roy Thomas shares memories of working with Romita in the 1960s-70s, and Jim Amash examines the awesome artistry of Ring-a-Ding Romita! Lavishly illustrated with Romita art—original classic art, and unseen masterpieces—as well as illos by some of Marvel’s and DC’s finest, this is at once a career overview of a comics master, and a firsthand history of the industry by one of its leading artists! This hardcover edition includes a dust jacket, custom endleaves, plus a 16-page color section not found in the softcover edition.

Previews page 326

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