IRV NOVICK to Get Long-Awaited Spotlight in 2023

The DC workhorse gets his overdue due…

Irv Novick may not have changed comics like Neal Adams did but his consistency and professionalism have earned him the respect and admiration from legions of fans going back decades.

Now, he’s getting his own spotlight — the cover treatment for TwoMorrows’ Alter Ego #183, due in the summer of 2023.

Check out the official description:

Golden/Silver/Bronze Age artist IRV NOVICK (Shield, Steel Sterling, Batman, The Flash, and DC war stories) is immortalized by JOHN COATES and DEWEY CASSELL. Interviews with Irv and family members, tributes by DENNY O’NEIL, MARK EVANIER, and PAUL LEVITZ, Irv’s involvement with painter ROY LICHTENSTEIN (who used Novick’s work in his paintings), Mr. Monster, FCA, and more!
(84-page FULL-COLOR magazine) $10.95
(Digital Edition) $4.99 • Ships Aug. 2023

A few thoughts:

— The mags will be available at comics shops and booksellers but you can already pre-order through TwoMorrows. Click here.

— Novick has long been a personal favorite. For some fans, his work on The Flash was the standout but for me he will always been one of the essential Batman artists. He was superb as Neal Adams’ back-up in the early ’70s and drew some of my all-time favorite comics when he was the main penciller on Batman in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The Lazarus Affair is his magnum opus.

Click here to check out what I consider to be Novick’s greatest Batman page.

— Check out the links below for more 2023 goodies from TwoMorrows!


— NEAL ADAMS to Receive Double-Barrel Salute in 2023. Click here.

— SUPERBOY, SPIDEY and DAREDEVIL Lead Parade of Upcoming BACK ISSUE Mags. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Yes! Novick’s Flash is what I grew up on, long before I knew how to recognize the styles of different artists. Love his work. Can’t wait for this, thanks for the heads up!

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  2. Novick was a favorite artist of mine when I first started reading comics in the 70s. To this day he’s probably my #1 favorite Barry Allen artist. And he had those Rogues down pat.

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  3. Irv Novick’s Flash run is an underrated Bronze Age highlight and he is one of the great Batman artists of the era. It’s about time that Irv got his due.

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  4. Loved his work on the flash, and my favorite run of Batman was his late 70’s run with the reformed Selina.
    He also gave us some great work on some less than stellar Lois Lane stories!

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