Thursday, March 10, 2016
TwoMorrows Spreads "Comic Book Fever"
TwoMorrows Publishing infects fans with Comic Book Fever this June
Author George Khoury's celebration of 1976-86 comics is a love-letter to his personal Golden Age
(Raleigh, NC) On June 22, TwoMorrows Publishing will expose fans to Comic Book Fever, their infectious new book celebrating comics from the magical era of 1976-1986, when comics offered all different genres to any kid with a pocketful of coins, at local establishments from 7-Elevens to their local drug store. George Khoury (author of The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore, Kimota: The Miracleman Companion, and Image Comics: The Road to Independence) spent years penning this love letter to his personal golden age of comics, covering all the things that made those comics great—the top artists, the coolest stories, and even the best ads.
Inside this 240-page full-color hardcover ($39.95 cover price) are new articles, interviews, and images about the people, places, characters, titles, moments, and good times that inspired and thrilled fans in the Bronze Age: Neal Adams, John Romita, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Alan Moore, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, José Luis García-López, The Hernandez Brothers, The Buscema Brothers, Stan Lee, Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, Kevin Eastman, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Frank Miller and others.
It also covers the phenoms that delighted Baby Boomers, Generation X, and beyond: Uncanny X-Men, New Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Love and Rockets, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Superman vs. Spider-Man, Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Kiss, Star Wars, Rom, Hostess Cake ads, Slurpee cups, Grit(!), and other milestones.
Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) can't wait for it. (http://conta.cc/1QGsysf)
Reviewer Dan Greenfield declares this book to be "the Bible of the post-Baby Boom". (http://bit.ly/24SJnrv)
Even the MEGO Museum message boards are ablaze with love for the book. (http://bit.ly/1U4YoCH)
With cover art and Introduction by superstar painter Alex Ross (featuring the character Snyderman from those unforgettable 1970s mail order ads), Comic Book Fever will send readers on a trip back in time to re-experience those epic stories, and feel the heat of that era once again. It is currently spotlighted and available for ordering in the March issue of Diamond Comic Distributor's Previews catalog, Item #MAR161774, and will be in comic book shops and bookstores worldwide on June 22. It can also be pre-ordered at TwoMorrows Publishing's website: www.twomorrows.com
For over two decades, TwoMorrows has been the future of comics history.