Tag: Alter-Ego

Alter Ego #154 September 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #154 September 2018 (magazine review).

1940s comicboook artist Allen Bellman is now 95 and one of the last American comicbook artists of that era. This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ has a cover drawn by him of the characters he drew back then and he drew Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. As the interview with Dr. Michael J. Vassallo […]

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Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #153 July 2018 (magazine review).

Fabulous Flo Steinberg died last July at the tender age of 78, missing out on the ‘Alter Ego’ devoted to her presence in Marvel Comics first 5 years back in the 1960s. Neither an artist or writer, she was employed as Stan Lee’s secretary but, these days, she would be closer to an office manager […]

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Alter Ego #151 March 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #151 March 2018 (magazine review).

Editor Roy Thomas points out that prior to the 1960s there were a lot of comicbook companies and these are be covered with this issue of ‘Alter Ego’. The initial focus is on Frank Thomas (1914-1968), who contributed to the Centaur Group a selection of super-hero types such as the Owl and a wandering Eye, […]

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Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 150 January 2018 (magazine review).

150 issues of ‘Alter Ego’ would need to cover another milestone and as you can see from its cover, the 95th year of Stan Lee. Editor Roy Thomas’ introduction says that there is little difference between the public and private faces of Stan Lee, who comes over as very open and honest. To start, there […]

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Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #149 November 2017 (magazine review).

It shouldn’t escape your notice that comicbook artist Gil Kane is the main subject of this edition of ‘Alter-Ego’. In the opening article by Daniel Herman, he points out Gil Kane as the first artist on the Silver Age Green Lantern and the Atom who also designed their costumes. I always loved Kane’s Green Lantern […]

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

Back in 9-11 June 2000, Joe Petrilak ran the ‘All Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention’, where he had pros mainly from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. With some of them in their advanced ages, this would be one of the last times that it would be possible to gather them all […]

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Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

The cream at the top of the latest ‘Alter Ego’ magazine has to be the interview with the extremely prolific comicbook writer, Doug Moench. If you’ve ever read Marvel’s ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ you can tell how his various artists rose to his writing. Richard J. Arndt’s interview covers Moench’s career through to his time […]

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Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

Despite having a ‘Monark Starstalker’ cover, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is devoted to that little known film from 40 years ago called ‘Star Wars’, long before it got referred to as ‘A New Hope’. Actually, it’s more to do with the comicbook adaptation. In the editorial, Roy Thomas says they couldn’t get permission in […]

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Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 142 September 2016 (magazine review).

The September issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is a change from the usual as this issue focuses on significant American fans who have made a difference. The first of these is David Siegel, who working independently during 1987-2005 located and then met various Golden Age comicbook artists and got them to the San Diego Comicons. I […]

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

I have to confess that there are still some gaps in my knowledge regarding the Golden Age of comics. With National Periodicals/DC Comics, this was hardly helped with the lack of credits. However, if you have read comics from this period then you will certainly have come across the late artist Irwin Hasen’s work. He […]

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