Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Case Closed! Issue #63 – July 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Case Closed! Issue #63 YEAR: July 2017 (US Release Date) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Gosho Aoyama Translation: Tetsuichiro Miyaki Touch-Up & Lettering: Freeman Wong Cover & Graphic Design: Andrea Rice Edited by Shaenon K. garrity Anita Hailey (Ai Habara in the Japanese version) is the creator of APTX 4869, the pill […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Fantastic Four vol. 1, Issue #29 – August 1964 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Fantastic Four vol. 1, Issue #29 YEAR: August 1964 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Stan Lee Illustrated by Jack Kirby Inker: Chic Stone Letterer: S. Rosen I wrote about how “The Fantastic Four” was among my favorite comic books to read as a child.  I loved the intelligence and action that went into the […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Savage Dragon Mini-Series – Issue #2 – October 1992 (Image Comics)

TITLE: The Savage Dragon Mini-Series Issue #2 YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: Image Comics Creator/Writer/Artist/Inker: Erik Larsen Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Colorist: Gregory Wright Editor: Jannie Wong Color Separation: Olyoptics As I went into a brief history of Erik Larsen and the Savage Dragon, the second issue of the mini-series featured Savage Dragon as a Chicago Police […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Blackhawk Issue #1 – March 1989 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Blackhawk Issue #1 YEAR: March 1989 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Martin Pasko Artist: Rick Burchett Inker: John Dell Letterer: Steve Hayne  Colorist: Tom Ziuko  Associate Editor: Brian Augustyn Editor: Mike Gold Back in 1941, for “Military Comics” from Quality Comics, Chuck Cuidera, Bob Powell and Will Eisner would create “Blackhawk”, a mysterious man who […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Dart issue #1 – February 1996 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Dart issue #1 YEAR: February 1996 COMPANY: Image Comics Story by Bruce Love, Julie Ditrich Art: Joseph Szekeres Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Film Separations: In Color Editor/Dart Creator: Erik Larsen Back in 1992, the character Dart (Jill August) was introduced in “Savage Dragon” issue #2.   Created by Erik Larsen, the character would be a main […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 – January 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 YEAR: January 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Artist/Co-Creator: Allen Milgrom, Joe Sinnott Colorist: Christie Scheele  Letterer: Jim Novak  Editor: Michael Carlin I have written about Assistant Editor’s Month for Marvel Comics back in the ’80s.  When the Editor’s attend the many comic conventions, the assistant editors […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 – June 1984 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 YEAR: June 1984 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy   Many DC Comics fans who tune into the movies discovered the character, Katana through the film “Suicide Squad”. The character Tatsu Yamashiro is a Japanese woman that is trained […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Wolverine Issue #50 – January 1992 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Wolverine Issue #50 YEAR: June 1984 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy Larry Hama is best known for his work on G.I. Joe but with issue #47 of “Wolverine”, Larry Hama was brought in to become the new writer, while Marv Silvestri was brought in to be […]