My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: OISHINBO A la Carte vol. 1: Japanese Cuisine – January 2009 (Viz Media)

TITLE: OISHINBO A la Carte vol. 1: Japanese Cuisine YEAR: January 2009 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story by Tetsu Kariya Art by Akira Hanasaki The long running manga “Oishinbo” (which means “The Gourmet”) is a popular best-selling manga series published by Shogakukan which has been ongoing since 1983. Written by Tetsu Kariya and art by Akira Hanasaki, the series has won multiple awards and has had a successful anime […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Zombies Assemble issue #0 – September 2017 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Zombies Assemble Issue #0 YEAR: September 2017 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer/Artist: Yusaku Komiyama Script: Jim Zub Letters: VC’s Travs Lanham In Japan, Kodansha Comics have released two graphic novels of “Avengers/Zombies Assemble”. And in the United States, Marvel Comics is releasing each chapter of “Avengers/Zombies Assemble” which was written by Yusaku Komiyama and features art by Komiyama as well. Featuring a script by Jim Zub and letters by VC’s […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Brave and the Bold Issue #81 – December 1968-January 1969 (Superman-DC/National Comics)

TITLE: The Brave and the Bold issue #81 YEAR: December 1968 – January 1969 COMPANY: Superman-DC/National Comics Back in 1955, Superman-DC/National Comics released “The Brave and the Bold”, a bi-monthly anthology series that would focus on the Silent Knight, the Viking Prince, the Golden Gladiator and Robin Hood. By issue #25, the series then featured the Suicide Squad (not the version with Harley Quinn) and also issues featuring Hawkman and […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Marvel Tales vol. 1, issue #106 – August 1979 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Tales vol. 1, Issue #106 YEAR: August 1979 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Scripter: Gerry Conway Artist: Ross Andru  Inkers: F. Giacoia/D.Hunt    Letterer: J. Costanza Colorist: Dave Hunt Editor: Roy Thomas When it came to reading reprints of classic Marvel Comics, one title that one could always count on was “Marvel Tales”. While the original release were annuals (two issues released in 1964-1965) that were 25 cents, by 1966, […]

Comic Book Spotlight: Bleach Vol. 71 – October 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Bleach vol. 71 YEAR: October 2017 (USA Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Tite Kubo In this latest volume, the battle between Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Pernida Parnkgjas continues. Meanwhile, Captain Shunsui Kyoraku takes on Lille Barro. Find out what happens in Tite Kubo’s action-packed volume 71 of “Bleach”! What is “Bleach?” For those who are not so familiar with “Bleach”, “Bleach” has a strong fan following […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Kull, the Destroyer vol. 1, Issue #17 – October 1976 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Kull, the Destroyer vol. 1, issue #17 YEAR: October 1976 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Doug Moench Artists: Alfredo Al-Kull-A (Alfredo Alcala) & Ed Hannigan Colorist: Hugh Paley Letterer: Annette K. Editor: Roy Thomas As Marvel Comics experienced a sales boom thanks to “Conan the Barbarian” (created by Robert E. Howard back in 1932 for “Weird Tales” magazine) in the ’70s, Robert E. Howard had another character that he created years […]