Back Issue! is an American magazine published by TwoMorrows Publishing, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 2003 and published eight times yearly, it features articles and art about comic books from the 1970s to the present.
Edited by former comics writer and editor Michael Eury, the magazine was conceived as a replacement for Comic Book Artist, which editor and owner Jon B. Cooke had taken from TwoMorrows to a different publishing house in 2002.
Issue #1 (November 2003).
Art by George Pérez.
|Categories||Comic book criticism, interviews and art|
|Frequency||Eight times annually|
|First issue||November 2003|
|Based in||Raleigh, North Carolina|
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