Alter Ego #162
Alter Ego #162, Out of Stock

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT



Has Alter Ego uncovered 'A Prophecy in Four Colors?' Will Murray presents an amazing array of possible prototypes of Batman (by artist Frank Foster in 1932!), Wonder Woman (by Star-Spangled Kid artist Hal Sherman), Tarantula (by Air Wave artist Lee Harris), and others! Plus a rare interview with Hal Sherman! Extra: Michael T. Gilbert with still more on artist Pete Morisi, FCA, Bill Schelly, John Broome, and more! Cover by Shane Foley, an all-star homage to Bob Kane, H.G. Peter, and Arthur Peddy!
Date Available: 12/11/2019

BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer


A friend and I have this debate between Alter Ego and Back Issue magazine. He likes the stories and subject matter of Back Issue as the places and times featured there are rememberances of what he was reading back in the day. And while I don't disagree with him, I am more of a research person and fascinated with what came before those day. I was the kid that was buying DC 100 pagers back in the 1970's not because of the cool Neal Adams covers or the new stories but due to the reprinted stories from the 1940s and 50's. And this is issue is a perfect example of what I mean. characters and prelimary sketchs of early versions of Batman and Wonder Woman? Unseen versions done by such classic creators as Hal Sherman and Lee Harris! Would Wonder Woman been the success she is if she had been done in a powder blue outfit with white outline and red stars. This is comic history in the making!

I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams


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