Solitaire vol. 1, Issue #1 – November 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Solitaire – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: November 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Gerard Jones Penciller: Jeff Johnson Inker: Barbara Kaalberg Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Keith Conroy Editor: Mark Kanalz Interior Colorists: Foodhammer Back in 1993,  writer Gerard Jones and artist Jeff Johnson created a new Ultraverse superhero known as Solitaire.  With only 12 issues published (after it’s eighth issue, the series was changed into a mini-series and ended with issue #12). Unlike other Ultraverse superheroes which […]

Love and Rockets Issue #42 – August 1993 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: Love and Rockets Issue #42 YEAR: August 1993 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books Art, Story, Lettering by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez “Love and Rockets”, created by the Hernandez Brothers, primarily Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (brother Mario Hernandez would contribute a few times), the comic book series would focus two different stories, one focusing on Gilbert’s “Palomar” series which featured a fictional Mexican village of Palomar and Jaime’s “LOCAS” series which focused on a group of Latino-American friends living in Hoppers. An […]

Patsy and Hedy Career Girls vol. 1, Issue #107 – August 1966 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Patsy and Hedy Career Girls vol. 1, Issue #107 YEAR:  August 1966 COMPANY: Marvel Comics/Male Publishing Corp. Edited by Stan Lee Art by Stan G. Script by Denny O’Neil In an earlier post, I wrote about “Patsy and Hedy”, an early teen romance comic book series from Male Publishing which would become Marvel Comics and Patsy Walker would later become a superhero known as Hellcat. Originally a title that was worked on by Stan Lee and Al Hartley (which […]

Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact vol. 21, Issue #12 – February 1966 (Geo A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc.)

TITLE: Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact vol. 21, Issue #12 YEAR: February 1966 COMPANY: Geo A. Pflaum, Publisher, Inc. By Max Pine, Fran Matera, Lloyd Ostendorf, Frank Moss, F.E. Crandall, Henry P. Chapman From the 1940’s through the 1970’s, George A. Pflaum published and distributed “Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact”, a Catholic-oriented comic book anthology distributed to parochial schools. Distributed biweekly, one of the long running series was “Chuck White” (later renamed to “Chuck White & His Friends”) […]

Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga Box Set – April 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Revolutionary Girl Utena Manga Box Set YEAR: April 2017 (original release was 1996-1997) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Chiho Saito Story Concept by Be-Papas Back in 1996, mangaka Chiho Saito created the manga series “Shojo Kakumei Utena” (Revolutionary Girl Utena).  A story based on a concept by Be-Papas. Serialized in “Ciao”, an anime adaptation would be created in 1997 featuring 39 episodes, while only five volumes of “Revolutionary Girl Utena” were published. So popular was the anime […]

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali – Deluxe Edition – November 2010 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali – Deluxe Edition YEAR: November 2010 COMPANY: DC Comics Co-Plot and Writing by Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams Art by Neal Adams Inkers: Dick Giordano, Terry Austin Letterer: Gaspar Saladino Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Back in the ’70s, superhero collaborations with real-life celebrities and athletes were commonplace.  Especially for Superman. And since 1972, DC Comics has printed “Limited Collector’s Edition” which was published in an oversized 10″ x 14″ treasury (tabloid) […]

Katy Keene Special vol. 1, issue #2 – February 1984 (Archie Comics)

TITLE: Katy Keene Special vol. 1, issue #2 YEAR: February 1984 COMPANY: Archie Comics Writer/Artist: Bill Woggon Color: B. Grossman Editor: Robin Snyder Cover Artist: John S. Lucas She is a young woman of charm and glamour and the character Katy Keene has her legion of fans. Introduced back in 1945 in “Wilbur Comics” issue #5, Katy Keene would receive her own title in 1949-1961.  Similar to other series such as “Patsy & Heddy”, readers had the opportunity to create […]

The Maze Agency – Issue #2 – December 2005 (IDW Publishing)

TITLE: The Maze Agency Issue #2 YEAR: December 2005 COMPANY: IDW Publishing Writer/Creator: Mike W. Barr Penciller: Ariel Padilla Inker: Ernest Jocson (of Studio Sakka) Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Editor: Dan Taylor Back in 1988, writer Mike W. Barr created The Maze Agency for Comico Comics. The series would last for seven issues and when Comico Comics ceased all publications, the series moved onto Innovation comics for the remainder of the run for issues 8-23 and lasted through 1991. With […]