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SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2007

TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING FOR JULY

COMIC INTROSPECTIVE VOLUME ONE: PETER BAGGE

By Christopher Irving.

TwoMorrows Publishing presents a new book series that spotlights indy comics talent with an outside-the-box approach. Through a combination of original photography, multiple art gallery sections, and an introspective dialogue with each subject, Comics Introspective is unlike anything being published. Volume One features Peter Bagge, whose unique, expressive work runs the gamut from political (his strips for reason.com), to absurdist and satirical (the Batboy strip for Weekly World News), and dramatic (Apocalypse Nerd). From his Seattle studio, Bagge lets journalist Christopher Irving in on everything from just what was on his mind with his long-running Gen X comic Hate!, to what's going on in his head as a political satirist. This debut volume features an assortment of artwork picked by Bagge himself, and is printed on deluxe glossy stock to maximize the impact of the art and photography -- all working to make it as breakthrough as the innovator it covers.

128 pages, black and white, $16.95, in stores on July 25.

MODERN MASTERS: IN THE STUDIO WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN DVD

Michael Golden is one of the most influential comic-book artists of our time. His work on Bucky O'Hare, Dr. Strange, Micronauts, and The 'Nam is the stuff of legend. Now the producers of the Modern Masters book series take you behind the scenes and into his studio for a look at the creation of Tunuki, his latest and most personal project to date. Take a journey into the creative mind of one of comics' greats-Michael Golden-and witness a modern master in action! This 90-minute DVD provides an exclusive look at the artist at work, as he discusses the processes he undertakes to create a new comics series.

120 minutes, $29.95, in stores on July 25.

ALTER EGO 70

Edited by Roy Thomas.

Alter Ego 70 spotlights Roy Thomas at Marvel in the 1970s! It's a "you-asked-for-it" follow-up to issue #50, on Roy's stint as Marvel's editor-in-chief and one of the company's major writers. Plus there's art and reminiscences of both Buscemas, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, John Romita, Howard Chaykin, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Bernie Wrightson, Bill Everett, George Perez, Frank Robbins, Barry Smith, Frank Thorne, Herb Trimpe, and a passel of talented writers (including a guy named Lee)! Also, there's FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, and others, Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster, and a salute to Golden Age artist Lily Renee, Roy's fellow guest at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con! All behind a great Invaders cover by Gene Colan! Includes a free Preview of Rough Stuff 5, also shipping this month!

100 pages, black and white, $6.95, in stores on July 11.

BACK ISSUE 23

Edited by Michael Eury.

Back Issue 23 explores the inseparable worlds of comic books and cinema in a "Comics Go Hollywood" issue! Celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of media darlings Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in a "Pro2Pro" roundtable examining Spider-Man's love life, with Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Jim Shooter, Erik Larsen and other top Spidey creators! Then, in the first part of a second roundtable, Star Trek writers including Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman and Mike W. Barr compare notes on writing for the space franchise in comics and in other media (the second part concludes in Write Now 16, shipping this month!). Also: Gladstone's Disney comics line, with an all-star lineup including Don Rosa and William Van Horn; star-studded behind-the-scenes looks at TV's Isis and The Flash, with celebrity interviews including Flash star John Wesley Shipp; and spotlights on Superman movie adaptations and some of your favorite TV tie-in comics (including Isis and Welcome Back Kotter). Bonus: An 8-page color "Adam Hughes Goes Hollywood!" art gallery. With a Mary Jane Watson cover by Adam Hughes. Includes a free Preview of Write Now 16, also shipping this month!

108 pages, black and white, $6.95, in stores on July 18.

DRAW! 14

Edited by Mike Manley.

The twice Eisner Award-nominated Draw! magazine, the top step-by-step magazine on drawing for comics and animation, brings you working ³how-to² tutorials from today's top pros in the industry. In issue 14, we bulk up and blast off with in-depth interviews and demos by DC Comics artist Doug Mahnke (JLA, Batman, Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein, Superman, Justice League Elite), Ovi Nedelcu (Pigtale, WB Animation) and Steve Purcell (Sam and Max). Then, Mike Manley and Bret Blevins bring you Part III of our Comic Art Boot Camp: "Using Black to Power up Your Pages." This installment will cover the best ways to use black placement to enhance and kick up the energy in your pages and designs. Plus, there's product reviews, a color section, and more, all behind a new Doug Mahnke cover! Includes a free Preview of Alter Ego 70, also shipping this month!

80 pages, black and white, $6.95, in stores on July 25.

ROUGH STUFF 5

Edited by Bob McLeod.

Rough Stuff 5 celebrates the art of creating comics, presenting never-seen pencil pages, sketches, layouts, roughs, and unused inked pages from throughout comics history, plus columns, critiques, and more! This issue, editor (and top pro inker) Bob McLeod has assembled extensive galleries by Paul Smith, Gil Kane, Cully Hamner, Dale Keown and Ashley Wood! Each artist provides detailed commentaries on their work, discussing what went right and wrong with it, and giving background information to put it all into historical perspective. Our feature interview this issue is with Steve Rude, complete with art from his fabled sketchbooks! There's also an examination of John Albano and Tony DeZuniga's work on Jonah Hex, before-and-after art comparisons, a new Nexus cover by Steve Rude, and more! Includes a free preview of Back Issue 23, also shipping this month!

100 pages, black and white, $6.95, in stores on July 18.

WRITE NOW 16

Edited by Danny Fingeroth.

Write Now 16 is a special star-spanning issue features a Silver Surfer cover painting by Mike Zeck and Phil Zimelman! In this season of Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, TwoMorrows presents reflections on writing the Surfer by the character's greatest scripters of all time, including Stan Lee, Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin, George Perez and J.M. DeMatteis! Plus, there's an in-depth interview with Todd McFarlane, giving his unique point of view on topics ranging from Spawn, the status of Image Comics in 2007, what makes great comics writing, and more! Also: Incredible Nuts and Bolts script and pencil art previews of Brian Bendis and Frank Cho's Mighty Avengers! Awesome Nuts and Bolts script and pencil art previews of Dan Slott's new Marvel project! An interview with cyber-guru and Testament writer-creator Douglas Rushkoff, with script and art from the acclaimed graphic novel! And the conclusion to the amazing Star Trek comics writers' roundtable (begun in Back Issue 23, also on sale this month), featuring insights from Peter David, Mike W. Barr, Michael Jan Friedman and more! Includes a free preview of Draw! 14, also shipping this month!

80 pages, black and white, in stores on July 25.



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