My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Freak Force Vol. 1, Issue #1 – December 1993 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Freak Force Vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: December 1993 COMPANY: Image Comics Creator/Script: Erik Larsen Plots/Storytelling: Keith Giffen Pencils: Victor Bridges Inks: Karl Story Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Gloria Vasquez Color Separations: Olyoptics Film Output: Kell-O-Graphics Erik Larsen has featured many characters, those with super abilities in his comic book “Savage Dragon”. And in the beginning of Image Comics, as the co-creators were getting started and a few having […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Savage Dragon Issue #185 – March 2013 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Savage Dragon Issue #185 YEAR: March 2013 COMPANY: Image Comics Writer/Artwork: Erik Larsen Letterer: Tom Orzechowski Colorist: Nikos Koutsis  Flats: Mike Toris  Editor: Gavin Hiccingotham Savage Dragon has saved humanity from diabolical supervillains and even people of his own race, but with every battle, there has been destruction and unfortunately, collateral damage. And because of that, Paul Dragon is facing a hearing of whether he will live or die.  […]

Batman Issue #422 – August 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman Issue #421 YEAR: August 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Bob Kane Writer: Jim Starlin Penciler: Dick Giordano Inker: Joe Rubinstein and Steve Mitchell Colorist: Anthony Tollin Letterer: John Costanza Edited by Denny O’Neil Two days ago, I wrote about Jim Starlin and what he has done for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and prior to “A Death in the Family”, he wrote a two-issue arc about a […]

Peter Parker,The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #1 – December 1976 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Peter Parker,The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: December 1976 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer/Editor: Gerry Conway Artist/Storyteller: Sal Buscema Inker/Embellisher: Mike Esposito Letterer: Joe Rosen Colorist: Dave Hunt   Spider-Man.  By the 1970’s, he has three comic book series: “Amazing Spider-Man”, “Marvel Team-Up” and the reprint series, “Marvel Tales”. But by the mid-70’s, the cost of printing and the dwindling page count put Marvel in a situations where […]

Batman Issue #421 – July 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman Issue #421 YEAR: July 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Bob Kane Writer: Jim Starlin Penciler: Dick Giordano Inker: Joe Rubinstein Colorist: Adrienne Roy Letterer: John Costanza Edited by Denny O’Neil Jim Starlin will forever be known for revamping Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock, creating “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters such as Drax the Destroyer, Gamora but also creating Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.  And one of […]

Marvel Graphic Novel Wolfpack! – 1987 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Graphic Novel Wolfpack! YEAR: 1987 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Larry Hama Pencils: Ron Wilson Inkers: Whilce Portacio, Kyle Baker Colorists: Petra Scotese, Max Scherle, Glynis Oliver Letterer: Joe Rosen Editor: Ann Nocenti Assistant Editor: Terry Kavanagh Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Back in 1982, Marvel Comics released their first graphic novel trade paperback. These books were oversized (8.5 x 11)and would begin with Jim Starlin’s “The Death of Captain Marvel”.  […]