Tabloid-size BACK ISSUE #61 celebrates 1970s oversize comics, with amazing Alex Ross wraparound cover
On November 14, TwoMorrows Publishing releases BACK ISSUE #61, a special 84-page TABLOID-SIZE ISSUE in FULL-COLOR, specially priced at $10.95 for one issue only. It takes a big look at “Tabloids and Treasuries,” spotlighting the 1970s Bronze Age’s largest comic books. Articles in this issue spotlight behind-the-scenes details of every all-new tabloid comic book from the 1970s, plus a checklist of all the reprint treasury editions. Featured are Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Bible, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, The Wizard of Oz, and more—even the PAUL DINI/ALEX ROSS World’s Greatest Super-Heroes editions from the early 2000s, which were a direct homage to the 1970s tabloids.
With commentary from and art by NEAL ADAMS, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, MIKE GRELL, JACK KIRBY, JOE KUBERT, SHELDON MAYER, JOHN ROMITA, SR., ALEX TOTH, and others, this is the most comprehensive look ever taken at these fondly-remembered oversize comics. As a special bonus, the issue’s cover features a reimagining of Mike Grell’s Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Limited Collectors’ Edition wraparound cover by superstar painter ALEX ROSS. Back Issue is edited by MICHAEL EURY.
After the jump check out a preview of this issue of nostalgia goodness.
BACK ISSUE #61 will be on sale in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 14.