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Alter Ego #3
Dec 1999 • TwoMorrows • $5.95 • Magazine • 100 pgs.
On Sale Wednesday, January 05, 2000
Alter Ego #3 Cover Credits
Penciller:
Richard Starkings
Inker:
Richard Starkings
Item Solicitation
Celebrate three Golden Age 60th Anniversaries in the all-new, 100-page Alter Ego #3! Behind color covers by Alex Ross and Bill Everett, editoe Roy Thomas takes a look abck at the 60-year careers of the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner, with plenty of rare and unpublished art by creators Carl Burgos and Bill Everett! Then, Captain Marvel's 60th birthday is commemorated with a double-sized helping of FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), featuring art and commentary by Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, and other Fawcett fantasticks, courtesy of P.C. Hamerlinck! Plus, Alex Ross' previously unseen Shazam! art and a mini-interview with Alex about his fabulous work! Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster present a long-lost 1943 interview with Captain Marvel's greatest writer Otto Binder; Bob Ingersoll looks at the infamous Superman/Captain Marvel lawsuit; Also: Gil Kane talks about the Golden Age of Timely Comics and the people who made it; archivist Bill Schelly takes a look at 1960s Marvel fanzines; and more!
Stories/Features

1. With One Magic Word (Well… Maybe Two!) (1 page)
Writer
Roy Thomas
Synopsis

Writer/Editorial celebrating the 60th anniversary of the World's Mightiest Mortal

2. “Let Their Past Be Their Past” - Alex Ross Conducts a Walking Tour of His Early-'90s Marvel Family Project -- Revealing Awesome, Previously Unseen Work! (10 pages)
Writer
Roy Thomas
Synopsis

Alex Ross on the Shazam! series that almost was -- with more unseen art than you can shake a lightning bolt at!

3. Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt (2 pages)
WriterPencillerInker
Michael T. Gilbert
Michael T. Gilbert
Michael T. Gilbert
Synopsis

Mr. Monster introduces a little-known 1953 interview with Fawcett's greatest writer, Otto O. Binder!

4. Captain Marvel's Mouthpiece (2 pages)
Writer
Gary De La Ree
Synopsis

De La Ree profiles Otto Binder.

5. Afterword (1 page)
Writer
Michael T. Gilbert
Synopsis

Gilbert supplies more info on Binder.

6. …And a Post-Fawcett Footnote From Ye Editor (1 page)
Writer
Roy Thomas
Synopsis

Thomas weighs in on Binder.

7. The Cheese Stands Accused! - A Look at the Superman/Captain Marvel Litigation (4 pages)
Writer
Bob Ingersoll
Synopsis

Legal Eagle Bob Ingersoll's guided tour of the decade-long courtroom battle between Captain Marvel and You-know-who!

8. The Power of Jerry Ordway - Little-seen (and Never-seen) Art from the 1990s Shazam! Series (5 pages)
Writer
Roy Thomas
Synopsis

Rare and unpublished art from DC's acclaimed Shazam! series of the 1990s -- with commentary by Jerry himself!

9. FCA #62 Cover (1 page)
PencillerInker
Marc Swayze
Marc Swayze
Synopsis

Marc gives us a beautiful shot of Mary Marvel.

10. We Didn't Know…It Was The Golden Age! (4 pages)
Writer
Marc Swayze
Synopsis

The latest installment of artist Marc Swayze's tales of the 1940s -- from C.C. Beck to Bing Crosby to the Copacabana!

11. The Real Captain Marvel and The Wonderful Golden Age of Comics (4 pages)
Writer
C. C. Beck
Synopsis

Illustrated essay by Cap's co-creator, Charles Clarence Beck!

12. The Jack Binder Shop Days - An Interview with Nat Champlin (4 pages)
Writer
P. C. Hamerlinck
Synopsis

Interview with artist Nat Champlain about the famous comic shop (no, not that kind) that created art and stories for Fawcett!

13. “My Years with Fawcett Were Happy Years!” - A Fawcett Photo Essay (4 pages)
Writer
Virginia. A. Provisiero
Synopsis

An art-studded photo-essay, courtesy of editor Ginny Provisiero, of her decade as a Golden Age editor!

14. Marvel (Family) Memories and Kurt Schaffenberger (3 pages)
Writer
Dave Hunt
Synopsis

Dave Hunt writes about his friendship with the artist who was equally at home with Captain Marvel and Lois Lane!
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