My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Avengers Issue #23 – December 1965 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Avengers Issue #23 RELEASE: December 1965 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Stan Lee Penciller: Don Heck Delineator: John Romita Letterer: Sherigail The earlier issues of “The Avengers” are always fun to read and while I don’t own many of the 1960’s issues, nevertheless each time I do, I just have a kick reading the character dynamics and seeing how much has changed today from back then. In this issue, […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol. 10 – June 2015 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol. 10 YEAR:  June 2015 (US Release) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written and Illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Original Story by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate Mechanical Design by Kunio Okawara In 2001, a retelling of the popular Kidou Senshi Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam) series was created. Written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the series was released first in America by Viz in 12 volumes but […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Dean Motter’s Mister X – The Modern Age TPB – October 2017 (Dark Horse Comics)

TITLE: Dean Motter’s Mister X – Modern Generation TPB RELEASE: October 2017 COMPANY: Dark Horse Comics Written, Illustrated and Colored by Dean Motter Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger Inker: Dave Hunt Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Foreward by Arlen Schumer Back in 1983, “Mister X” debuted on Canadian company, Vortex Comics. Hailed for its influences from Bauhaus and Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” for its setting, Radiant City, a dystopian municipality, “Mister X” revolves around a […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The New Adventures of Superboy – vol. 1 Issue #9 – September 1980 (DC Comics)

TITLE: The New Adventures of Superboy – vol. 1 Issue #9 RELEASE: September 1980 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Cary Bates Penciller: Kurt Schaffenberger Inker: Dave Hunt Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Letterer: Ben Oda Editor: Julius Schwartz As a child, I grew up reading “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes”, which would eventually be renamed to “Legion of Super-Heroes”. By 1980, “The New Adventures of Superboy” was released and unlike the previous […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 – September 1978 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 YEAR: September 1978 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Chris Claremont & John Byrne Embellisher: Terry Austin Letterer: A. Kawecki Colorist: G. Wein Editor: Roger Stern Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter The Chris Claremont and John Byrne (and also Dave Cockrum) years of “X-Men” were no doubt one of the best years of storytelling and artwork for the popular Marvel Comics series. And while issue #114 would feature […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Psyren vol. 1 – October 2011 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Psyren Vol. 1 YEAR: October 2011 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Toshiaki Iwashiro Bad-ass!  Words to describe Toshiaki Iwashiro’s manga series “Psyren” which will be released by Viz Media in Oct. 2011 and was featured in Japan on Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine (as well as the American edition). Reminiscent of manga such as “Yu Yu Hakusho” and even “Bleach”, “Psyren” is one of those stories […]