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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Venus Wars Issue #1 – April 1991 (Dark Horse Comics)

TITLE: The Venus Wars Issue #1 YEAR: April 1991 COMPANY: Dark Horse Comics Story and Art by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Translation by Alan Gleason and Toren Smith Lettering and Touch-Up Art by Tom Orzechowski Editor-in-Chief: Katsunobu Suzuki Editor: Masashi Narita,  Chris Warner Originally Published in Comic Nora by Gakken From 1987 to 1990, “Venus Wars” by mangaka Yoshikazu Yasuhiko was serialized in Gakken Magazine’s “Nora Comics”. After serialization, the manga received […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Ghost & The Shadow – December 1995 (Dark Horse Comics)

TITLE: Ghost & The Shadow YEAR: December 1995 COMPANY: Dark Horse Comics Written by Doug Moench Art by H.M. Baker Inker: Bernard Kolle Letterer: Sean Konot Colorist: Chris Chalenor Designer: Teena Gores Editor: Robert V. Conte Assitant Editor: Jamie S. Rich Back in 1993, Elisa Cameron would make her appearance in the Dark Horse Comics imprint, Comics’ Greatest World (Week Three).  She would eventually receive a special issue titled “Ghost” […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Jon Sable Freelance vol. 1, Issue #2 – July 1983 (First Comics)

TITLE: Jon Sable Freelance vol. 1, Issue #2 YEAR: July 1983 COMPANY: First Comics Created/Written/Illustrated:Mike Grell In 1983, Mike Grell left DC Comics to develop his creator-owned titles “Jon Sable Freelance” and “Starslayer”. “Jon Sable Freelance” was beloved by those who read indie comics and it was one of the comic pre-cursors of “the Dark Age of Comics”, before Frank Miller would write “Daredevil” and “The Dark Knight Returns”, Alan […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Marvel Two-in-One vol. 1, issue #19 – September 1976 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Two-in-One vol. 1, issue #19 YEAR: September 1976 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Script: Bill Mantlo Art: Sal Buscema Inks: Don Heck Colors: Petra Goldberg Plot: Tony Isabella Editor: Archie Goodwin Back in 70s,  Marvel Comics tried to find ways to have female writers write and draw comics featuring female characters.  One of those characters was a superheroine known as “The Cat” and featured Greer Grant. Unfortunately, the Cat would […]

Hero Illustrated vol. 1, issue #11 – May 1994 (Warrior Publications Periodical)

TITLE: Hero Illustrated vol. 1, issue #11 YEAR: May 1994 COMPANY: Warrior Publications Periodical Editor: Frank Kurtz Senior Editor: Steve Darnall Publisher: Steve Harris Assistant Publisher: Marc Camron   Back in May 1994, the comic book industry and fans were mourning the death of Jack Kirby, readers were starting to see a change in the comic industry with the Image dump of new creatives they hired and got rid off.  […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic vol. 26 – October 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic vol. 26 YEAR: October 2017 (US Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Shinobu Ohtaka The kingdom is headed to an all out war.    Hakuryu has been consumed by darkness and with his magi Judar, his first goal is to kill his evil mother Gyokoen and next, he has his eyes set on Lord Koen. Meanwhile, Alibaba and Aladdin travel to Rakusho, […]