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Alter Ego #167 January 2021 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #167 January 2021 (magazine review).

The latest issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is dedicated to Syd Shores (1913-1973). You might have known Shores as an inker in the 1960s at Marvel but back in the 1940s when they were called Timely, he was penciller on ‘Captain America’, westerns where he drew horses well and war comicbooks. Richard Arndt interviews his daughter, […]

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Alter Ego #102 June 2011 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #102 June 2011 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ from 2011 focuses on the Green Lanterns and as editor Roy Thomas points out, there were two creators involved with the Alan Scott version and another three creators for the Hal Jordan version, each adding something to the creation. I’d forgotten that Alan Scott was originally going to be called […]

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Alter Ego #166 November 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #166 November 2020 (magazine review).

This latest edition of ‘Alter Ego’ shares more space with the Fawcett Collectors Of America (FCA), giving a 1996 San Diego Convention interview with comicbook artist Kurt Schaffenberger who worked on the original Captain Marvel for Fawcett and the Lois Lane comics for DC Comics amongst his other work, although he was less keen doing […]

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Alter Ego #100: Centennial: March 2011 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #100: Centennial: March 2011 (magazine review).

The 100th issue of ‘Alter Ego’ back in 2011 really had a special squarebound treatment and 28 more pages and now you can buy it cheaper. Hardly surprising that its own editor, Roy Thomas, comes under an interview by Jim Amash over his time at DC Comics after leaving Marvel in the 1980s. It’s an […]

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #165 September 2020 (magazine review).

In many respects, you would have to wonder why it’s taken so long for ‘Alter Ego’ to focus on Timely/Atlas/Marvel publisher Martin Goodman, a tenure that went from 1939-1971. With the 80th anniversary last year for the company, the attention was on Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas says it was time Goodman was covered and […]

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Alter Ego #95 July 2010 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #95 July 2010 (magazine review).

With a cover by Marie Severin, this has to be issue of ‘Alter Ego’ which looks at her most famous contribution to the Marvel stable, ‘Not Brand Echh!’. Originally devised by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich, Roy as its editor fills in all the gaps. His and Friedrich’s plan was to spoof the […]

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Alter Ego #74 December 2007 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #74 December 2007 (magazine review).

What is obvious when you look at this early issue of ‘Alter Ego’, the focus is on Stan Lee when he was aged 85 with a series of interviews. As editor Roy Thomas pointed out in his editorial, Stan has been interviewed so much over the years that it would be difficult to find anything […]

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Alter Ego #68 May 2007 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #68 May 2007 (magazine review).

Jerry Bails (1933-2006) lit the touch-paper in the early 1960s that gave America its comicbook fandom, starting off several fanzines and even the first comicbook orientated APA before off-loading them to others, seeing himself more as a historian tracking down the creators of early Silver Age comicbooks. A year after his death, editor Roy Thomas […]

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Alter Ego #164 May 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #164 May 2020 (magazine review).

As the cover of the latest ‘Alter Ego’, shows, the first third of this book is devoted to comicbook writer Mike Friedrich. One of several junior fans that turned writer at DC Comics following on from Jim Shooter, although I doubt they realised his age at the time neither. Friedrich explains how writing comicbooks for […]

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Alter Ego #65 February 2007 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #65 February 2007 (magazine review).

With a cover featuring the work of comicbook artist Nick Cardy, it’s hardly surprising the main interview is with him. This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ predates ‘The Art Of Nick Cardy’ book they published and is part of the source of material for that book in its original form. From there, another perspective look from […]

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