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:
ALTER EGO #183
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.