ALTER EGO to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With KING-SIZE SPECIAL

Roy Thomas’ second version of the seminal fanzine is hitting the quarter-century mark…

The original Alter Ego was one of comics’ essential fan publications of the Silver Age and Roy Thomas’ latter-day version — which is turning 25 — is no less potent.

With that in mind, publisher TwoMorrows is planning a “King-Size Special” issue for Alter Ego #188.

Dig the official description:

Alter Ego #188 is a special double-size (160-page) issue with twin (flip) covers—one for Marvel, one for DC—celebrating 25 years of Alter Ego at TwoMorrows! The Marvel side includes David Armstrong’s Comic-Con mini-interviews with John Buscema, Marie Severin, Jim Mooney, and George Tuska—plus “Stan Lee’s Dinner with Alain Resnais,” as annotated by Sean Howe! On the DC side: Armstrong’s short talks with Carmine Infantino, John Broome, Julius Schwartz, Joe Kubert, & Murphy Anderson—plus a special photo-feature on Gardner Fox, featuring his extended family! All this, plus FCA, Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

(NOTE: This counts as TWO ISSUES toward your subscription!)

A few thoughts:


— TwoMorrows has yet to release the DC cover. We’ll bring that to you when the time comes.

Alter Ego #188 is due out June 19, 2024, though that is subject to change. Nevertheless, you can already pre-order it from the publisher. Click here.

— Sister publication Back Issue #152 is scheduled for the same day. Click here for the details.


— ROY THOMAS Details DAVE COCKRUM’s Role in Revamping the X-MEN. Click here.

— ROY THOMAS Pays Tribute to the Late Artist TOM PALMER. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Who else is getting a Mead Trapper Keeper nostalgia vibe right now?

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  2. Need to get that! Oh, and I have TWO articles in BI #152!

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