From GOLIATH TO LUKE CAGE: Classic Black Superheroes Get Much Deserved Spotlight

Plus SNEAK PEEKS at two more Alter Ego issues…

The other day, we showed off a magnificent All-Star Squadron cover for Alter Ego’s upcoming Issue #175.

Click here to check it out, but there are three other issues of Roy Thomas’ mag that have also been newly scheduled for later this year and into 2022.

All three look to be compelling, but I’m particularly interested in Issue #173’s exploration of the rise of Black superheroes.

Check out the official description from publisher TwoMorrows:


January 2022 – 84 pages (FULL COLOR)

Black super-heroes (and others) in U.S. comicbooks! An awesome overview by comics historian Barry Pearl—from Voodah to Black Panther and beyond! Plus—an in-depth interview with Dr. William Foster III, author of Looking for a Face Like Mine! Showcasing Baker, Graham, McDuffie, Fitzgerald, Hollingsworth, Cowan, Greene, Herriman, Jones, Ormes, Stelfreeze, Barreaux, Stoner, et al.—plus FCA, Michael T. Gilbert, and more! Cover by Kirby, Graham, Tuska, and Colan! Edited by Roy Thomas.

But wait, there’s more! Check out the descriptions for Alter Ego #174 and #176:


March 2022 – 84 pages (FULL COLOR)

Fabulous FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America] issue—spearheaded by a feisty and informative article or two by Captain Marvel co-creator C.C. Beck himself—plus a fabulous feature on vintage cards created in Spain and starring The Marvel Family! In addition: Dr. William Foster III interview (conclusion)—Michael T. Gilbert on the lost art of comicbook greats—the haunting of John Broome—and more! Cover by C.C. Beck! Edited by Roy Thomas.


July 2022 – 84 pages (FULL COLOR)

The Shadow! Doc Savage! Red Dragon! Supersnipe! The grandiloquent Golden Age comics of major pulp-magazine publisher Street & Smith, examined in loving detail by Mark Carlson-Ghost! Tons of art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, et al.! Also: Anthony Tollin on “The Shadow/Batman Connection”! Bonus features: FCA, Michael T. Gilbert, John Broome, Peter Normanton, and more! Edited by Roy Thomas.

A few thoughts:

— Again, Alter Ego #175 is missing from the above list. That’s because you can click here for all the info.

Alter Ego #173 is due Dec. 15, 2021. Like the other issues, it lists for $9.95. As always, it will be available at comics shops and magazine sellers but you can already pre-order directly from TwoMorrows. (Click here.)

Alter Ego #174 is due Feb. 16, 2022. Click here to pre-order.

Alter Ego #176 is due June 15, 2022. Click here to pre-order.



— ALL-STAR SQUADRON: Get Lost In This Amazing ALTER EGO Cover — Coming Soon. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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