Comics are coming back to life and now we have Alter Ego #166 to look forward too…

Alex Ross

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, comics news has been a moving target, even as DC has begun shipping again and Diamond plans to crank back up May 20.

But it’s nice to be able to tell you what’s coming on the horizon, knowing that things will eventually return to something resembling normal.

Well, our friends at TwoMorrows have a new issue of Roy Thomas’ Alter Ego coming this summer — and the focus is not just on the original Captain Marvel, but two of his best known illustrators: Kurt Schaffenberger and modern master Alex Ross.

Dig the official description:

September 2020 – 84 pages (FULL COLOR)

Alter Ego #166 (84 color pages) is a Fawcett Collectors of America (FCA) Special, with twin spotlights on Golden/Silver Age artist Kurt Schaffenberger (Captain Marvel, Ibis the Invincible, Marvel Family, Lois Lane) and modern day’s Alex Ross (Marvels, et al.)! Featuring Alex’s titanic tapestry of the multitude of super-heroes influenced by the original Captain Marvel—and his own story behind that awesome artwork! Plus Michael T. Gilbert’s “Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt” on Superman editor Mort Weisinger, John Broome, and more! Cover by Schaffenberger! Edited by Roy Thomas.

A few thoughts:

— The issue runs $9.95 and is set to ship Aug. 19. 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.)

— I always dig Alter Ego’s FCA-focused issues. The world of the Big Red Cheese still hasn’t caught fire with modern readers — despite the success of the recent movie — so this is still the best place to revel in that whimsical world.

— Plus, any chance to get inside Alex Ross’ creative mind is welcome.


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Author: Dan Greenfield

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