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Neal Adams responds to critics in Comic Book Creator #3 from TwoMorrows

CBC3_MEDThis week, TwoMorrows Publishing‘s Comic Book Creator #3 goes on sale, offering comics legend Neal Adams a forum to vigorously respond to critics of his recent Batman: Odyssey series from DC Comics. The issue is available for immediate shipping from TwoMorrows’ website, and will be on sale at retailers worldwide on July 27.

Comic Book Creator #3 is an 80-page full-color magazine, retailing for $8.95. It features a unique, comprehensive examination of an artist and his work, focusing on Neal Adams’ Batman: Odyssey (the recent 13-issue DC Comics mini-series written and drawn by the comics legend), as we grapple with the question: is the book a masterwork for the ages or an epic fail of mythic proportions? CBC goes in deep with Neal to examine his intent, balancing the successes and weaknesses of the quintessential Batman artist’s ultimate take on a beloved character — all behind a new Adams Darknight Detective cover, and lushly illustrated throughout with a bodacious bevy of Batman art by the master illustrator.

This issue also features an interview with Sean Howe about his hit book, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story; presents part one of a Mark Waid interview; checks in on Harbinger writer Joshua Dysart; presents the final installment of a Les Daniels remembrance; and, as always, a regular comic-column by fan favorite cartoonist Fred Hembeck. Comic Book Creator is edited by Eisner Award-winner Jon B. Cooke.

Readers can view a FREE preview and order the Print Edition (at 15% off with a FREE digital edition) or Digital Edition Only (just $3.95).

The print edition can be ordered at any comic book shop using DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUL131439

Wonder Woman Leaps onto Ms. Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Cover

Wonder Woman is heading to the cover of Ms. magazine’s cover for a fourth time in honor of it’s 40th anniversary. Wonder Woman first appeared on a cover in 1972 with the words “Wonder Woman for President” in what’s now an iconic cover. It’s been four decades, but she’s back, in time for another Presidential election. The cover is my Michael Allred and Laura Allred.

And the three previous covers.

Multiverse is Coming to the US

Official Press Release


IT’S THE magazine I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov hails as “beautifully designed, with a modern, smart sensibility about mainstream comics that’s been missing from print comics journalism for a long time” and it will be available in the US for the first time in February.

In conjunction with Ardden Entertainment, British-based Hell Freezes Over is launching a US edition of its flagship title. Highly regarded not only by its readers but also by comics professionals, whether they be writers, artists, editors or publishers, Multiverse is the full color magazine that prompted one reader to say: “The content is informed, easy to read, lacks post-modern nonsense and packed into a well-structured format. I loved the balance of popular heroes and emerging or independent coverage with what comes across as educated and balanced prose.”

Multiverse is Britain’s leading comics magazine. Promotionally priced at $4.99, the first issue of the 68-page American version is being offered on page 239 of the current Previews (for February-shipping product) under order codes DEC110838 and DEC110839.

Discussing the title, publisher/editor Mike Conroy said, “Its main focus will unashamedly be the popular – read commercial – end of the business. That’s not just the ubiquitous superheroes but Star Wars, Star Trek, G.I. Joe, Transformers and similar spin-offs and licenced titles alongside zombies, vampires and other such horrors.

“Even so,” continued the veteran comics author/historian, “we certainly won’t be neglecting the innovators out there on the cutting edge, whether their print run is 100 or 100,000. We’ll be covering their latest titles as they continue to expand the boundaries of our medium.

“My goal has always been to produce an entertaining title that occupies the middle ground between the late Wizard and the moved-to-another-plane Comics Journal – that is just straightforward reportage without to the hype or the cerebral dissection. I think Multiverse is that magazine,” Conroy concluded.