My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Giant-Size Fantastic Four Issue #6 – October 1975 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Giant-Size Fantastic Four Issue #6 YEAR: October 1975 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written By Stan Lee Art by Jack Kirby Embellished by Joe Sinnott Lettered by Sam Rosen When Jack Kirby left Marvel Comics back in 1970, it was no surprise considering the dissatisfaction Kirby would have towards Marvel due to the lack of full creative control, unfulfilled promises, no credit for his story plotting or character creations and co-creations […]

Roots of the Swamp Thing Issue #1 – July 1986 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Roots of the Swamp Thing issue #1 YEAR: July 1986 COMPANY: DC Comics Written By Len Wein Illustrated by Berni Wrightson Colored by Tatjana Wood Edited by Joe Orlando It was July 1971 when writer Len Wein and illustrator Bernie Wrightson introduced Swamp Thing to the DC Universe.  While the first appearance was in “House of Secrets” issue #92 featuring a scientist named Alex Olsen. While that was a […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Jean Grey Issue #2 – July 2017 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Jean Grey issue #2 RELEASE: July 2017 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Victor Ibanez Colorists: Jay David Ramos & Chris Sotomayor Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna I have not kept up to date of what has happened in any of the X-Men books since stopping back in 1996 or so. The last thing I remember was that Cyclops and Jean Grey were happily married and things were going […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Big Bang Comics vol. 2, issue #18 – April 1998 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Big Bang Comics vol. 2, issue #18 RELEASE: April 1998 COMPANY: Image Comics Writer: Gary Carlson Penciller: Joe Zierman, Jason Howard, Jeff Weigel, Jason Millet, Joe Cooper, Darren Goodhart Inker:  Steve Collins, Mike Matthew, Jason Howard, Jeff Weigel, Jim Brozman, Fred Gartner, Darren Goodhart, Patrick Tuller, Joe Cooper Letterer: Susan Doane Gary Carlson will be known for his creator-owned comic book work with the ’80s anthology Megaton (which helped […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Ranma 1/2 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-2) – March 2014 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Ranma 1/2 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-2) YEAR: March 2014 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi In 1987, popular mangaka Rumiko Takashi (“Urusei Yatsura”, “Maison Ikkoku”, “One Pound Gospel”, “Mermaid’s Forest”) began working on “Ranma 1/2”, a story that was serialized in Shogakukan’s “Weekly Shonen Sunday”. And the series would continue until March 1996 with a total of 38 tankabon volumes released.  But […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Suicide Squad Issue #10 – February 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Suicide Squad Issue #10 RELEASE: February 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: John Ostrander Penciller: Luke McDonnell Inker: Bob Lewis Letterer: Todd Klein Colorist: Julianna Perriter Editor: Robert Greenberger For those who watched the film “Suicide Squad”, about a top secret government projected headed by Amanda Waller utilizing supervillains to carry out secret missions for reduced prison sentences. Back in the ’80s, you have a female Rambo-like soldier named Duchess […]