The Best of Amazing Heroes Issue #1 – 1982 (Redbeard, Inc.)

TITLE: The Best of Amazing Heroes Issue #1 YEAR: 1982 COMPANY: Redbeard Inc. (an imprint of Fantagraphics Books) Executive Editor: Kim Thompson Editor: Steve Ringgenberg Art Director/Designer: Brian C. Boerner Writers: Tom Burkert, J. Michael Catron, George Guay, Richard Morrissey, Bob Sodaro  Founding Fathers: J. Michael Catron, Peppy White Before “Wizard: Guide to Comics Magazine” and “Hero Illustrated”, the only other major comic book magazine in the ’70s and ’80s was “The Comics Journal” (also published by Fantagraphics Books). But […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Weapon X Issue #8 – September 2017 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Weapon X Issue #8 YEAR: September 2017 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Borstel & Ibraim Roberson Colorist: Frank D’Armata Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna Cover Artist: SKAN Editor: Mark Paniccia Editor-in-Chief: Axel Alonso The “Weapons of Mutant Destruction” which appeared on “Totally Awesome Hulk” and “Weapon X” has concluded and while I felt the arc started out a bit weak, the final issue finally showed us the result from the experimentation with Weapon X subjects and Amadeus […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Yotsuba&! vol. 1 – September 2009 (Yen Press)

TITLE: Yotsuba&! vol. 1 RELEASE: September 2009 (U.S. Release) COMPANY: Yen Press Story & Art by Kiyohiko Azuma When it comes to manga, I have discovered that anything created by mangaka Kiyohiko Azuma, I will more than likely purchase.  For the slice-of-life manga series, “Azumanga Daioh” was a lot of fun as each character was wild, crazy, airheaded or just vibrant. While “Azumanga Daioh”was presented as a series of vertical four-panel comic strips (yonkoma), I always hoped to read a […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Comics Greatest World: X – Week 1 – July 1993 (Dark Horse Comics)

TITLE: Comics Greatest World: X – Week 18 YEAR: July 1993 COMPANY: Dark Horse Comics Script by Mike Richardson (Prologue Sequence), Jerry Prosser (Main Story) Art: Lee Weeks (Prologue Sequence)  Pencils: Chris Warner Inks: Tim Broadstreet Letters: Clem Robins Colors: Matthew Hollingsworth  Logo Design: Scott Tice Cover: Frank Miller  Inside Back Cover: Randall M. Green, Gary Martin Editors: Barbara Kesel, Jennie Bricker Back in 1993, Dark Horse Comics’ Team CGW created an imprint known as “Comics’ Greatest World”. Conceived back […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars vol. 1, Issue #1 – May 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: May 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Jim Shooter Penciller: Michael Zeck  Inker: John Beatty  Letter: Joe Rosen  Colorist: Christie Scheele  Editor: Tom DeFalco In my very first post for, I wrote about “Contest of Champions” being an epic limited series.  It was the first for Marvel Comics but what followed in 1984 was truly epic and it would have long lasting ramification in other comic book series such […]

Wizard: The Guide to Comics – The 100 Most Collectible Comics – January 1993 (Wizard Press)

TITLE: Wizard: The Guide to Comics – The 100 Most Collectible Comics YEAR: January 1993 COMPANY: Wizard Press President/Publisher: Gareb S. Shamus Managing Editor: Alan Binenstock Associate Editor/Creative Direction: Patrick McCallum Contributing Editor: Patrick Daniel O’Neill Art Director: Bradley Fountain Editorial Production Manager/Assistant Art Director: Douglas Goldstein Editorial Assistant: Mercedes Cho Assistant Editor: Craig Cornell Writers: Nick Berrucci, Susan Cicconi, William Christensen, Mike Clark, Steve Geppi, Shawn Linkenbeck, Mike Lovitz, Mark Siefert, Robert J. Sodaro, Chuck Tooley Back in the […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Wonder Man – Issue #4 – December 1991 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Wonder Man – Issue #4 YEAR: December 1991 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Gerard Jones Penciler: Jeff Johnson Inker: Jan Anton Harps Colorist: Joe Rosas Letterer: Pat Brosseau Editor: Fabian Nicieza  Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Simon Williams, the son of rich industrialist Sanford Williams (owner of Williams Innovations), became wealthy after his father’s debt and competed against Stark Industries.  But after his brother Eric gets Simon to embezzle funds from the company, he is incarcerated. With the help of villain Baron […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Flash vol. 31, Issue #275 – July 1979 (DC Comics)

TITLE: The Flash vol. 31, Issue #275 YEAR: July 1979 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Cary Bates Artist: Alex Saviuk Inker: Frank Chiaramonte Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Letterer: T. Klein Editor: Ross Andru In the late ’70s and with a new creative direction had taken place prior as longtime Flash artist Irv Novick, stepped away from drawing “The Flash” after the arrival of new editor Ross Andru, needless to say, no one knew what direction the comic book series would be going. […]