Comics Mainstay MIKE FRIEDRICH Gets Spotlight in ALTER EGO #164

EXCLUSIVE: Roy Thomas’ mag gives a colleague his due next spring…

Hey, guess what: Roy Thomas is turning 79!

Hey, guess what also: We’ve got a SNEAK PEEK at what’s in store for his May 2020 issue of Alter Ego.

Check out the official description provided by publisher TwoMorrows:


Alter Ego #164 (84 color pages) shines the spotlight on Mike Friedrich, the DC and Marvel writer who went on to jump start the independent comics movement with Star*Reach! Art by Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Dick Dillin, Irv Novick, John Buscema, Jim Starlin, Howard Chaykin, Frank Brunner, et al.! Plus: Mark Carlson-Ghost on Rural Home Comics—home base of Captain Wizard, Bogey Man, and The Green Turtle! Also: FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) and Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt! Justice League of America cover by Neal Adams!! Edited by Roy Thomas.

A few thoughts:

— Friedrich is for sure deserving of this treatment, given his contributions to the field. By the way, he was also, like Thomas, a letterhack who made the jump to the pros in the ’60s and ’70s.

— The issue is due to ship April 15, 2020, but it’s early days and that’s subject to change a week or so either way.

— Of course, the mag will be available at comics shops but you can already pre-order it directly from TwoMorrows. Click here.

— Here at 13th Dimension, we often reveal new pubs from the likes of Marvel, DC and IDW, among others. Now, we’re doing the same with TwoMorrows. (We’ve been providing you EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTS from their mags and books for years now.) So you have that to look forward to!


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Author: Dan Greenfield

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