The Alter Ego Collection: Compiling Alter Ego Vol. 3, #1 & 2, Plus New Material. Volume 1, Volume 1

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TwoMorrows Publishing, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 190 pages
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  • Editor Roy Thomas' acclaimed magazine Alter Ego first took the worldby storm in the 1960s as the premier 'zine about comics. After abandoning it fora two-decade career as a major writer and editor for Marvel and DC Comics, Royresurrected it in 1999, and this trade paperback collects the first two issues,plus 30 pages of new material! Behind a new JLA Jam Cover by Joe Kubert, GeorgePerez, Dick Giordano, George Tuska, Nick Cardy, Ramona Fradon & Joe Giella,you'll find: Gil Kane, Julius Schartz & Gardner Fox on the creation of theSilver Age Atom! "The Stan Lee Roast" co-starring Sal Buscema, John Romita,Peter David, Chris Claremont, Jim Shooter, et al.! Michael T. Gilbert on WillEisner's 1966 Spirit story! Roy Thomas, Jerry Ordway & Mike Machlanon creating Infinity, Inc.! Interviews with Larry Lieber, Irwin Hasen & JackBurnley! Wonder Woman rarities, with art by H.G. Peter! How Marv Wolfman rescuedGolden Age art! Plus Robert Kanigher and Bill Schelly on comics fandom, FCA(Fawcett Collectors of America) with Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, Mac Raboy &Richard Deane Taylor - and Kane, Will Eisner, Carmine Infantino, MikeSekowsky, Murphy Anderson, Dick Dillin, plus all seven of our super-star coverartists!
 

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Contents

Editor
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AE COLLECTION VOL 1 EXTRA
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Tne Secret Origins of Infinity
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Golden Age Forever
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mere s Money In Comics
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Silver Threads Among The Gold
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AE COLLECTION VOL 1 EXTRA Anderson SpiderMan Vulture TM 2006
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Captain Marvel artistcocreator C C BeckMarc Swayzeand an interview with 1940s Fawcett Yepcould be Irwin Hasens Golden Age Atom swings a me...
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About the author (2006)

Since 1965, Roy Thomas has been writing for movies, television, and especially comic books. With notable runs on Avengers, X-Men, Conan the Barbarian, Incredible Hulk, and Star Wars; he served as a Marvel editor from 1965-80 and editor-in-chief from 1972-74. He currently edits Alter Ego and writes two online Tarzan strips as well as the occasional comic book. He and his wife Dann live in South Carolina.

Joseph Kubert was born on September 18, 1926 in the shtetl of Yzeran, Poland. He came to the United States with his family as an infant and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. At 11 or 12, he landed an after-school job as an office boy for a comic-book publisher. By the time he was a teenager, he had worked sweeping up, erasing, inking and eventually drawing comic books. The first comic he illustrated himself, Volton, was published when he was 16. After graduating from the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan, he served stateside in the Army before becoming a full-time artist. He was most closely associated with DC, for whom he drew Sgt. Rock, a World War II infantryman he created with the writer Robert Kanigher, and Hawkman, an airborne crime fighter. He also created Tor, a prehistoric hero, and, with Kanigher, Enemy Ace, whose antihero is a German pilot. He was also considered one of the definitive interpreters of Tarzan. In the early 1950s he helped develop the methods of drawing and reproduction that made possible the 3-D comic book. From 1967 to 1976, he was DC's director of publications. He wrote and illustrated several graphic novels including Fax from Sarajevo, Yossel, Jew Gangster, and Dong Xoai. He also illustrated the mid-1960s newspaper comic strip Tales of the Green Beret and a comic strip The Adventures of Yaakov and Yosef for the children's magazine The Moshiach Times. In 1976, he founded the Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey, the country's only accredited trade school for comic-book artists, where he helped train a generation of young colleagues. He died of multiple myeloma on August 12, 2012 at the age of 85.

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