We have (Back) Issues

Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 6 Comments »

Hey, you read BACK ISSUE magazine, right? Well, if you don’t you should give it a try this month — not only does issue #57 (coming out tomorrow!) focus on former DC Comics honcho Jenette Kahn, but you might even notice a familiar byline.

That’s right — Editor in Chief Michael Eury!

And also, me!

For this issue I wrote a small piece on Dollar Comics, a line of titles launched in 1977 that sported a larger page count and a $1 price tag. It was fun to write, the folks at BACK ISSUE are swell and I’m grateful Kahn was generous enough to squeeze me into her tight schedule for an interview. Did you know the former DC president, publisher and editor in chief is now a partner in Double Nickel Entertainment, the company that produced Gran Torino? The lady keeps busy, that’s for sure.

More importantly, considering the ongoing discussion on women in comics — as characters, creators and executives — it would be a good idea for comics fans to read about the most influential woman in the industry at a time when DC Comics enjoyed a period of unprecedented creativity and experimentation.

Bonus round: Hey, kids! In this unstaged snapshot, how many nerdy things can you see in the background?

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6 Comments on “We have (Back) Issues”

  1. 1 jonathan briggs said at 9:53 am on June 26th, 2012:

    Does that map behind you have Louisiana on it? Ya know who lives in Louisiana? Swamp Thing.

    Cool deal on the byline!

  2. 2 Maxo Romero said at 10:16 am on June 26th, 2012:

    Thanks, Jon! And you can’t see it, but I’ve also penciled in Metropolis and the Savage Land.

  3. 3 eric pendley said at 2:15 pm on June 26th, 2012:

    i can’t see past the nerdy things in the foreground to find any in the background ;-p CONGRATS tho dude. now get writing the damned webcomic. you don’t need an artist to do a script yaknow.

  4. 4 Khairul Hezry said at 4:53 pm on June 26th, 2012:

    We don’t get this magazine here 🙁

  5. 5 Patrick Joseph said at 10:04 am on June 27th, 2012:

    The twomorrow’s website is offering it in digital at http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1024. I’ve just purchased the digital edition and am downloading it now.

    Can’t wait to read it!

  6. 6 Maxo Romero said at 10:15 am on June 27th, 2012:

    Eric: I know!! I’m going to do it, I swear. If I don’t, I’ll friggin’ hate myself. And yeah, I definitely count myself on the list of nerdy things in the picture!

    Khairul: Hey, I’m just glad you’re still reading here!

    Patrick: Thanks, Patrick — for the support and the link. I feel like I really should stress that it’s a small article, like teeney. But I guess I can also let the cat out of the bag and tell you that I wrote the cover story for the August issue. I got to talk to Steve Rude!

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