CAPTAIN AMERICA’s SYD SHORES Gets a Golden Spotlight

The artist is set to be feted in this autumn’s Alter Ego #167…

Syd Shores

You think Captain America in the Golden Age, you immediately think of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Because of course.

But don’t forget the impact that Syd Shores had on the Man Out of Time(ly) — and in case you have, Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego #167 has you covered this fall with an issue highlighting the artist.

Dig the official description from publisher TwoMorrows:

November 2020 – 84 pages (FULL COLOR)

Alter Ego #167 (84 color pages) is a star-spangled salute to Syd Shores—Golden Age artist of Captain America, the All Winners Squad, Black Rider, Human Torch, The Vision, Black Knight, and Silver Age artist of Red Wolf, Frankenstein, Cracked, Creepy, Eerie, Web of Horror, et al. This issue, Syd is remembered by daughter Nancy Shores Karlebach, fellow artist Allen Bellman, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, and interviewer Richard Arndt. Plus: mid-1940s “Green Turtle” artist/creator Chu Hing, profiled by Alex Jay—John Broome—Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt with Mort Weisinger, Part Two—and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

A couple thoughts:

— The issue runs $9.95 and is set to ship Oct. 14. Keep in mind that the date could change because of all the upheaval in the comics industry. The mag is expected to be available in comics shops but you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. (Click here.)

— Remember, there’s more Alter Ego to look forward to in the coming months: Alter Ego #165, due June 17, focuses on Marvel’s Martin Goodman (click here) and Alter Ego #166, slated for Aug. 19, spotlights the original Captain Marvel — featuring Alex Ross and Kurt Schaffenberger (click here).


— 13 COVERS: A Salute to CAPTAIN AMERICA. Click here.

— Meet REB BROWN: Bronze Age TV’s CAPTAIN AMERICA. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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