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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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Alter Ego #55 December 2005 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #55 December 2005 (magazine review).

In my search for unavailable paper copies of ‘Alter Ego’, I picked up # 55, largely because of the Liberty Bell cover with actress Veronica Lake in the pose I spotted on-line. However, as the upsidedown back of the magazine was devoted to a 1943 calendar, this is the back cover. The front is actually […]

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Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #163 March 2020 (magazine review).

TwoMorrows has a habit of showing its covers long before issue release. The cover of Alter Ego # 163 was quickly recognized by me as originally on the 1975 cover of Foom # 10, although not in full colour like this but in two shades. As an illustration, it is still a powerful piece and […]

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Alter Ego #56 February 2006 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #56 February 2006 (magazine review).

Another issue of ‘Alter Ego’ I picked up from the Neal Adams website was this one, # 56. Who couldn’t resist an Adams cover with the Man Of Steel holding his two creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster on his arms? Here’s some highlights. The first interview is from 1975 with Jerry Siegel with his […]

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Alter Ego #162 January 2020 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #162 January 2020 (magazine review).

As Roy Thomas points out in the editorial of ‘Alter Ego’, with the US/China tariff dispute, all TwoMorrows magazines are down to 82 pages for the time being so some material is being distributed to later issues. Even so, there is a brief remembrance to their writer Bill Schelly, who died 12 September 2019.Will Murray’s […]

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