After years of listing TwoMorrows Publishing’s fan-favorite comics magazines in a separate section of its Previews catalog, Diamond Comic Distributors is now consolidating all of TwoMorrows’ comics-related publications into one section, in the front half of the catalog.
Press Release This week, TwoMorrows Publishing releases Monster Mash, a new full-color hardcover that time-trips back to the frightening era of 1957-1972, when monsters stomped into the American mainstream. Once Frankenstein and fiends infiltrated TV in 1957, an avalanche of monster magazines, toys, games, trading cards, and comic books crashed upon an unsuspecting public—and this book covers that creepy, kooky Monster Craze through features on Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, the #1 radio hit “Monster Mash,” Aurora’s model kits, TV shows (Shock Theatre, The Addams Family, The Munsters, and Dark Shadows), “Mars Attacks” trading cards, Eerie Publications, Planet of the
Press Release In 2010, TwoMorrows Publishing produced a biography of Vince Colletta, the controversial, much-maligned, but highly prolific inker of comics in the 1960s and 1970s. While many readers were initially skeptical of the idea of giving Colletta his own book, The Thin Black Line: Vince Colletta garnered rave reviews for finally documenting the compelling life and career of a pivotal comics artist, about whom little was known publicly.
Press Release TwoMorrows Publishing (the leading publisher of books and magazines for comics fandom) and JON B. COOKE (former editor of the multi-Eisner Award-winning magazine COMIC BOOK ARTIST) has joined forces again to bring fans COMIC BOOK CREATOR magazine, billed as “The New Voice of the Comics Medium.” Issue #1 debuts in stores worldwide on Wednesday, May 15, and is currently available from TwoMorrows’ website (www.twomorrows.com).
Press Release Editor ROY THOMAS has devoted issue #116 of his magazine ALTER EGO to pay tribute to his friend, collaborator, and renowned comics artist, JOE KUBERT. This issue features four separate interviews with Kubert, discussing the different eras of his comic book career, from the 1940s to the 1970s. As artist (and often writer) of Hawkman, Tor, Enemy Ace, Sgt. Rock, Viking Prince, Tarzan, his legacy will reverberate throughout the comics industry for decades to come, and this issue paints just a small portrait of his massive influence. It also features added art by such Kubert collaborators and contemporaries
Press Release On November 28, TwoMorrows Publishing releases MATT BAKER: THE ART OF GLAMOUR, the new biographical celebration of the fabled “Good Girl” illustrator who, in the early 1940s, became one the earliest African-American comic book artists. As unusual as that was for the time, it wasn’t the color of his skin which made him such a significant figure in the history of the medium—it was his innate ability to draw gorgeous, exciting women and handsome, dynamic men in a fluid, graceful style. Imagine Dave Stevens (creator of “The Rocketeer” and lifelong admirer of pin-up queen Bettie Page) or Adam
Press Release Frazer Irving is the denizen of the dark, the disturbing, and the diabolical in comic book illustration. From his earliest work in Britain’s 2000AD to his breakthrough contributions with Wildstorm, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics, Irving is widely known for his iconic work on DC Comics titles such as Klarion, The Witch Boy, Azrael: Death’s Dark Knight, and most recently, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Batman and Robin. An award-winning illustrator who has collaborated with the likes of John Wagner, Grant Morrison, and Matt Fraction, Irving is also behind the creator-owned Image series Gutsville with Simon