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Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #75 January 2006 (magazine review).

Looking at the Alex Ross cover of Alter Ego # 75, you would think the entire issue is all about ‘The Shazam Curse!’ However, the first section is a look at the art of the Alter Ego 1943 Calendar as depicted by Alex Ross in 2008. Shame this was done in Alter Ego’s black and […]

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Alter Ego #59 June 2006 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #59 June 2006 (magazine review).

I lucked out recently and managed to get a paper copy of Alter Ego # 59 on E-Bay. Seeing the cover here, I agree with editor Roy Thomas that it is rather striking. It’s the middle section of a painting by Arthur Suydam and you can look up the complete work on-line from his zombie […]

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Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #168 March 2021 (magazine review).

I have to confess that when I saw the cover of the latest ‘Alter Ego’, I did feel a bit disorientated. After all, we are so used to seeing full page subjects rather than a noticeboard cover. However, this is contrary to the opening and truly nugget of the work of Paul Norris (1914-2007). Not […]

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Alter Ego #105 October 2011 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #105 October 2011 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that it was ten years ago that Alter Ego # 105 explored the Comics Code Authority. As Richard J. Amdt explains in the opening article, the CCA wasn’t the first but the third time some attempt to make some order of censorship into the American comicbook industry. Rather crazily, literacy was […]

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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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