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  • Issue #144
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 144

    In Alter Ego we go "Aces High!" with the story of Ace Comics in the 1940s and '50s, told by Mark Carlson with super-heroes like Magno & Davey, Lash Lightning, The Raven, Unknown Soldier, Captain Courageous, Vulcan, The Flag, Mr. Risk, and more! Art by the likes of Harvey Kurtzman, Jim Mooney, Dave Berg, L.b. Cole, Rudy Palais, Harry Anderson, Harry Sahle, B. Currie, et al. Plus: Richard Arndt's interview with Bill Harris, 1960s-70s editor of Gold Key and King Comics, with art from The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake, etc. With FCA, Comic Crypt, and Comic Fandom Archive. Cover by B. Currie from a 1940s issue of Ace's Four Favorites! Plus: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: Michael T.: The Fanzine Years - Fresh out of college in '74, Michael T. Gilbert faced the greatest horror of all -- the workplace; Comic Fandom Archive: Earl Blair, Jr. Remembers G.B. Love & Houston Fandom - The 7th chapter of Bill Schelly's salute to the legendary editor/publisher of RBCC; Fawcett Collectors of America #203 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Brian Cremins on Captain Marvel & his controversial pal Steamboat. Edited by Roy Thomas. Full color. 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #145
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 145

    It's 40 years to the month after the debut of Star Wars (1977 Marvel) #1, and its writer/editor Roy Thomas tells Richard Arndt the story behind that landmark comic, going way beyond anything published before! Plus: Howard Chaykin, the artist/co-adapter of Star Wars (1977 Marvel) #1-10, takes a brief look backward; Rick Hoberg - From helping pencil Star Wars (1977 Marvel) #6 to a career at Lucasfilm; Bill Wray - Hoberg dragged him into inking Star Wars (1977 Marvel) #6, and Bill's glad he did. Also: The 1978 Star Wars comic adaptation - Lee Harsfeld takes us on a tour of veteran comics artist Charles Nicholas' version of Star Wars. And: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: Comics and All that Jazz - Comics and jazz -- two American creations! So what happened when they got together? Plus: Comic Fandom Archive: Earl Blair, Jr. Remembers G.B. Love & Houston Fandom - Bill Schelly concludes A/E's multi-part look at the fan/entrepreneur behind RBCC. Also: Fawcett Collectors of America #204 - P.C. Hamerlinck completes a look at African-Americans in Fawcett's Golden Age comics. Monark Starstalker cover by Howard Chaykin. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #146
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 146

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    Spotlight on Doug Moench in the 1970s, with horror and The Spook for Warren - and even more for Marvel (Master of Kung Fu, Planet of the Apes, Deathlok, Werewolf by Night, Morbius, Moon Knight, Ka-Zar, Weirdworld, etc.)! Art by Buscema, Gulacy, Ploog, Buckler, Zeck, Day, Perlin, Heath, et al.! Michael T. Gilbert on EC's oddball 'variant covers'-FCA-and a never-before-published authentic Golden Age super-hero story, 'Bill of Rights,' written and drawn by Marv Levy and presented in full color by Larry Guidry! Far-out Master of Kung Fu cover by Paul Gulacy! Plus: The Clock Strikes! - a son's remembrance of creator George Brenner, as related to Mike Kooiman; Comic Fandom Archive: Ted White on Comics, Part 1 - the beginning of Bill Schelly's interview with one of the early true comic book fans; Fawcett Collectors of America #205 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents John G. Pierce's parade of South American Marvel Family covers. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #147
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 147

    Few comics writers wrote more stories - or more important ones, with major heroes - than Golden/Silver Age star Otto Binder. For the first time, Alter Ego features a giant-size FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America] section, with special intros by P.C. Hamerlinck and Bill Schelly - and Binder's own personal script records, accompanied by illos from his greatest series, including Captain Marvel, Superman, The Marvel Family, Captain America, Mary Marvel, Black Owl, Captain Marvel Jr., Doll Man, Supergirl, Captain Battle, Legion of Super-Heroes, Captain Midnight, and a zillion more! With art by Beck, Simon & Kirby, Swan, Schaffenberger, Avison, Boring, [jack] Binder, Mooney, Plastino, Pfeufer, Shores, and the super-stars of two comics eras! Plus: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World! - Michael T. Gilbert's tour of some of the strangest comic book ads of all time! With a cover of previously unpublished Captain Marvel/Uncle Sam art by C.C. Beck (probably). Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #148
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 148

    Alter Ego is a special issue dedicated to Joe Petrilak's All-Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention, held in June 2000, with the greatest lineup of Golden & Silver Age talent ever assembled at a single con! Panels (on the 60th anniversaries of The Flash and Green Lantern, etc., etc.), art and photos featuring INfantino, Kubert, 3 Schwartzes (Julie, Alvin, and Lew Sayre), Nodell, Hasen, Giella, Cuidera, Boltinoff, Buscema, Ayers, Sinnott, [Marie] Severin, Goulart, Thomas, and a host of others! Plus, you've never seen anything like Russ Rainbolt's 60-foot comics mural, presented in a spectacular layout! Plus: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: The PAM Papers! Part 1 - Michael T. Gilbert and Glen Johnson hail Pete Morisi, creator of Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt; Comic Fandom Archive: Ted White on Comics, Part 2 - Bill Schelly interviews the writer and editor about "The EC Four"; Fawcett Collectors of America #207 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents animator Paul Power, scribing about his Fawcett-related career. Cover by Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert and Gil Kane. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #149
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 149

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    Cover by Gil Kane. Showcasing Gil Kane, one of the Silver Age's greatest artists-with gleaming Golden Age roots in the Simon & Kirby shop! Incisive and free-wheeling Kane interview conducted in the 1990s by Daniel Herman for his 2001 book Gil Kane: The Art of the Comics-plus Gil's incisive article from the Spring 1974 issue of the Harvard Journal of Pictorial Fiction, and other surprise features centered around the artistic co-creator of the Silver Age Green Lantern and The Atom! And beginning the autobiography of Golden/Silver Age Flash/GL scripter John Broome! Plus: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: The PAM Papers! Part 2 - Michael T. Gilbert and Glen Johnson with the secrets-revealing letters of artist Pete Morisi; Ted White on Comics, Part 3 - the SF writer and editor tells Bill Schelly about EC fandom and comics' Silver Age; Fawcett Collectors of America #208 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Brian Cremins and Gerald Edwards on C.C. Beck and Captain Marvel. Edited by Roy Thomas. Full color. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #150
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 150

    Alter Ego lights the candles for Stan Lee's 95th birthday with a special celebration! Rare Lee interview by Will Murray, conducted in 1988; Ger Apeldoorn on Stan's non-Marvel writing in the 1950's; rebooting the Marvel Age in Britain in the 1970's, by Robert Menzies; and more special features than you could shake Irving Forbush at! Also: My Life in Little Pieces, Part 2 - continuing John Broome's offbeat "autobiography"; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: The PAM Papers! Part 3 - Michael T. Gilbert presents Glen Johnson's letters from artist Pete Morisi; Ted White on Comics, Part 4 - he tells Bill Schelly about interviewing Stan Lee, writing a Captain America novel, etc.; Fawcett Collectors of America #209 - P.C. Hamerlinck hosts Bill Black's account of Paragon and the Captain Marvel almost-revival. Colorful Marvel multi-hero cover by John Buscema & Joe Sinnott. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. (Comes polybagged with TwoMorrows' new full catalog.) Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #151
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 151

    It's The Owl! The Eye! Dr. Hypno! Solarman! Fantom of the Fair! These are just some of the fabulous Golden Age heroes drawn by Frank Thomas, whose life and times are celebrated by Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt's Michael T. Gilbert! Also: from Captain Midnight to Korak - from Magic Morro to Magnus, Robot Fighter - the scintillating (and often offbeat) Golden & Silver Age super-heroes of Western Publishing's Dell & Gold Key comics, annotated by Stuart Fischer! Art by Manning, Ditko, Kane, Marsh, Gill, Spiegle, Springer, Norris, Santos, Thorne, et al.! Plus: My Life in Little Pieces, Part 3 - more of the "off-beat autobio" of Golden & Silver Age writing great John Broome; Ted White on Comics, Part 5 - concluding Bill Schelly's talk with the SF fan, writer and editor; Fawcett Collectors of America #210 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Mike Tiefenbacher on the Captain Marvel copyright crisis. Cover by Frank Thomas. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #152
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 152

    Alter Ego presents Larry Ivie, maybe the most important Silver Age comic book artist/writer you never heard of! He conceived (and named!) the Justice League of America, he helped develop the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, he brought EC art greats to the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs. and he created Monsters and Heroes, one of the first magazines ever to bridge the gap between fan and pro! Artist/friend Sandy Plunkett chronicles this unsung star's career, with art by Wood, Frazetta, Crandall, Krenkel, Doolin, and others, plus rarely-seen and never-seen Ivie art and story pages spotlighting Justice League, Hawkman, The Atom, Sandman, and Superman! Plus: My Life in Little Pieces, Part 4 - a brief excerpt from the 1998 memoir of Golden/Silver Age writer John Broome; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: Fox Love Comics Sleaze-a-Palooza - the supremely sleazy, suggestive and salacious romance comics of Victor Fox; Comic Fandom Archive - Sense of Wonder...Times Two - Bill Schelly revises -- and super-sizes -- his tale of his time in fandom; Fawcett Collectors of America #211 - P.C. Hamerlinck spotlights part 2 of Mike Tiefenbacher's Captain Marvel copyright crisis. Cover by Larry Ivie. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #153
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 153

    Alter Ego shines the spotlight on the unforgettable Fabulous Flo Steinberg, Marvel's gal Friday during the Marvel Age of Comics, with anecdotes and essays by the pros and friends who knew and loved her! Art by a cavalcade of the Marvel Bullpen's finest - Kirby, Ditko, Wood, Adams, Trimpe, Williamson, Ploog, Severin, and others - plus: Flo's successor, Robin Green, interviewed by Richard Arndt about her time at Marvel - and, as a bonus, her 1971 article on Marvel for Rolling Stone magazine (and maybe a little bit about her days writing TV's The Sopranos, to boot)! Plus: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: "Dan Adkins & The Incredible Tracing Machine" Revisited - Michael T. Gilbert examines the borrowings, homages and swipes of a skillful 1960's artist. Also: Fawcett Collectors of America #212 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents part 3 of Mike Tiefenbacher's Captain Marvel copyright crisis. Cover by Craig Wolden, Jack Kirby, Al Hartley and Stan Goldberg. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #154
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 154

    In Alter Ego, Allen Bellman, artist in the original early-1940s Timely/Marvel bullpen, tells Dr. Michael J. Vassallo everything he didn't discuss in their 2004 interview, with art by Shores, Burgos, Brodsky, Sekowsky, Everett, Pfeufer, Klein, Burlockoff, Jaffee, Fago, et al. Plus, a spotlight on Marvel's trio of early-'70s heroine comics, featuring talks with Linda Fite and Paty Cockrum (The Cat), Carole Seuling (Shanna the She-Devil), and Roy Thomas (Night Nurse), with art by Severin, Fradon, Andru, and Mortimer! Plus: "A Trick of Memory" - Part 5 of major Golden/Silver Age scripter John Broome's offbeat memoir; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: "Dan Adkins & The Incredible Tracing Machine" Revisited - Chapter 2 of coverage of the Adkins "swiping" controversy of the latter 1960's; Comic Fandom Archive: In Memoriam...Raymond Miller - Bill Schelly's celebration of a prominent researcher, writer and Golden Age comics fan; Fawcett Collectors of America #213 - P.C. Hamerlinck winds up Mike Tiefenbacher's Captain Marvel copyright crisis. Cover by Allen Bellman and Dan Davis. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, Part FC, Part B&W Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #155
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 155

    Cover by Norman Maurer. Golden Age great Norman Maurer, artist, writer, editor, and filmmaker, is remembered by his wife Joan Maurer! She shares memories of Charles Biro's Crime Does Not Pay, Boy Comics, and Daredevil-of St. John's 3-D and Three Stooges comics with fellow legend Joe Kubert of his 1960s movie starring the Three Stooges (moe Howard was Norm's father-in-law!), plus Maurer's work for Marvel, DC, Gold Key, Fox, et al! Then, learn about Larry Ivie's 1959 plans for a JUstice Society revival, more on John Broome, FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Mr. Monster in his Comics Crypt, and Bill Schelly! Includes: Interview with Maddy Cohen, a.k.a. (during the Marvel Age) Mimi Gold; "Paris When it Sizzles" - Part 6 of Golden/Silver Age super-writer John Broome's offbeat memoir; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: "Dan Adkins & The Incredible Tracing Machine" Revisited, Part 3 - Michael T. Gilbert lets the late Silver Age artist speak for himself re the controversy; Comic Fandom Archive: My Friend, Raymond Miller - Bill Schelly presents Jeff Gelb's reminiscence of the 1960's ultra-fan; Fawcett Collectors of America #214 - P.C. Hamerlinck with Michael Browning's study of comics writer France "Ed" Herron. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #156
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 156

    All Time Classic Con continued from #148! Panels on Golden Age (Cuidera, Hasen, Schwartz [lew & Alvin], Boltinoff, Lampert, Gill, Flessel) & Silver Age Marvel, DC, & Gold Key (Severin, Sinnott, Ayers, Drake, Anderson, Fradon, Simonson, Green, Bolle, Thomas), plus John Broome, FCAca, Mr. Monster, & Bill Schelly! Cover by Will Meugniot and Chris Ivy. Includes: Cat Tales from a Comicbook Master - Part 7 of Golden/Silver Age writer John Broome's 1998 memoir; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: Larry's Leftovers - Michael T. Gilbert and Roy Thomas present Larry Ivie's 1959 take on a JSA revival; Comic Fandom Archive: The Fan P.O.V. of the JLA in 1962 - Bill Schelly and Nick Caputo introduce a vintage "Big Name Fan" roundtable discussion; Fawcett Collectors of America #215 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Richard Arndt's talk with SF pro/Fawcett fan Richard Lupoff. Edited by Roy Thomas. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #157
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 157

    Cover by H.G. Peter. From 1945 to 1948, just a few years into her 75-year career, the phenomenally popular Wonder Woman had a female scriptwriter: Joye Murchison, assistant to WW co-creator Dr. William Marston! In Alter Ego, you'll revel in her interview conducted by Richard Arndt, featuring rare artwork by H.G. Peter and several previously-unknown art assistants! Plus: Barbara Friedlander, 1960s writer and editor, spills the secrets of DC's love comics-with art and/or anecdotes of Jack Miller, John Romita, Gene Colan, Jay Scott Pike, Tony Abruzzo, Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Joe Orlando, Carmine Infantino, Mort Weisinger, Julius Schwartz, and many more! And: Of Crows and the Cosmos - Part 8 of Golden/Silver Age star scripter John Broome's 1998 memoir; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: Bruce McCorkindale's Mighty Marvel Mashup - Michael T. Gilbert shows how Marvel splash pages might've become Marvel covers; Comic Fandom Archive: The Fan P.O.V. of the Marvel Super-Heroes in 1963 - Bill Schelly and Nick Caputo with some surprising vintage fan-opinions of early Marvel; Fawcett Collectors of America #216 - P.C. Hamerlinck hosts Will Murray on Henry "Lynn" Perkins..."The Stan Lee of '43!" Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #158
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 158

    Alter Ego is an FCA [Fawcett Collectors of America] Special! We shine the spotlight on fabled Golden Age writer William Woolfolk ('the Shakespeare of the Comics'), including an exclusive interview, and his scripting records! With art by Beck, Schaffenberger, Boring, Bob Kane, Crandall, L.s. Schwartz, Krigstein, Andru, Jack Cole, Fine, Peter, Heath, Plastino, Moldoff, Grandenetti, and more! Includes: The 2002 San Diego Comic-Con Golden Age Panel - Mark Evanier moderates the reminiscences of Bill Woolfolk, Bob Oksner, Nick Cardy, Bob Lubbers, Lew Sayre Schwartz and Irv Novick; A Century of Zorro - Audrey Parente and Rich Harvey celebrate 100 years of the first costumed hero ever; "Squinkers" - Part 9 of scripter John Broome's 1998 memoir My Life in Little Pieces; Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: The PAM Papers, Part 4 - Michael T. Gilbert showcases Pete Morisi's origins of Peter Cannon...Thunderbolt; Comic Fandom Archive: Jim Warren's Code-Free Comicbooks - Bill Schelly tells how he came to write a book about the birth of a black & white empire. Cover by C.C. Beck. Edited by Roy Thomas. Plus John Broome, Crypt, Schelly, and the 2017 Star Wars Panel with Chaykin, Lippincott, and Thomas! 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #159
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 159

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    Peter Cannon - Thunderbolt writer/artist Pete Morisi talks about the creative process! Plus, we uncover his vintage correspondence and secret shop-talk with comic book greats Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Al Williamson, Charles Biro, Joe Gill, George Tuska, Rocky Mastroserio, Pat Masulli, Sal Gentile, Dick Giordano, and others! Also: John Broome's bio, FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), Michael T. Gilbert in Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, and Bill Schelly. Includes: Part 10 of Golden/Silver Age writer John Broome's 1998 memoir; My Day In Prison With Daredevil - Roy Thomas relates the story behind his offbeat cameo in the Marvel/Netflix series; Comic Fandom Archive: Bart Bush...Then and Now - Bill Schelly strolls down memory lane with the co-founder of Oklahoma comic fandom; Fawcett Collectors of America #218 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Bill Schelly's 2002 interview with writing great William Woolfolk. Cover by Pete Morisi. Edited by Roy Thomas. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #160
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 160

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    Alter Ego #160 is a special issue remembering Steve Ditko! 'Sturdy Steve' at Marvel (Spider-Man, Dr. Strange)… DC (The Creeper, Hawk & Dove)… Warren (Creepy, Eerie)… Charlton (Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, The Question)! Don't miss a rare late-1960s Ditko interview by Richard Howell, biographical notes by Nick Caputo, and tributes by Michael T. Gilbert, Paul Levitz, Bernie Bubnis, Barry Pearl, Roy Thomas, and many more! Extra: FCA, John Broome, Bill Schelly, and more! Spider-Man cover by Ditko! Edited by Roy Thomas. Includes: Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt: First Love - Michael T. Gilbert examines the very first art and stories by the great Steve Ditko; Part 11 of the 1998 memoirs of Golden and Silver Age master scripter John Broome; Comic Fandom Archive: Bart Bush...Then and Now: Part 2 - concluding our talk with the co-founder of OAF (The Oklahoma Alliance of Fans); Fawcett Collectors of America #219 - P.C. Hamerlinck presents Brian Cremins' look at Ditko in This Magazine Is Haunted. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #161
    Alter Ego (1999 Magazine) 161

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    Alter Ego is a full-issue tribute to Stan (The Man) Lee and his contributions to comics! Roy Thomas writes on his more than 50-year relationship with Stan-and shares 21st-century e-mails from Stan (with his permission, of course)! Art by Kirby, Ditko, Maneely, Everett, Severin, Romita-plus tributes from pros and fans alike-and special sections on Stan by Michael T. Gilbert, Bill Schelly, and even the FCA! Vintage Galactus cover by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta! 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.