Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Sunny vol. 1 – May 2013 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Sunny vol. 1 RELEASE: May 2013 (U.S. Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Taiyo Matsumoto From mangaka Taiyo Matsumoto comes his manga series “Sunny”.  Matsumoto is well known for his work in manga series such as “Tekkonkinkreet”, “GoGo Monster”, “Ping Pong” and “Number Five”. For the orphans of the Star Kids Home, the children who dream about having a family after being abandoned by their own parents or lost their parents, can only hope that life will […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Pussey! TPB – July 1995 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: Comic Book Spotlight: Pussey! TPB YEAR: July 1995 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books By Daniel Clowes When it comes to alternative comics success, Daniel Clowes has seen his stories such as “Ghost World” (2001) adapted into a film, and “Art School Confidential” (2006). These stories were among the many stories that were featured in his solo anthology comic book series “Eightball” which was published by Fantagraphic Books. One of the titles that graced “Eightball” was “Pussey!” following the life of comic […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Mighty Thor vol. 1, issue #203 – September 1972 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Mighty Thor issue #203 YEAR: September 1972 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Gerry Conway Pencils by John Buscema Inkers: Vince Colletta Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Roy Thomas The relationship between Thor and his father Odin has been always rocky.  If father and son squabbles are seen as normal on Earth, Odin takes things to a higher level to show his kin some tough love. In the case of issue #203, Odin creates a game where Thor, Sif and […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers vol. 1 – September 2017

TITLE: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers vol. 1 YEAR: September 2017 COMPANY: Vertical Comics Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa Artist: Tomofumi Ogasawara It was back in 1995 when an anime series titled “Shin Kido Senki Gundam Wing” aired in Japan. The sixth installment in the “Gundam” franchise, it was a series that took place in the “After Colony” timeline. A different setting and an alternate universe than the well-known Universal Century (UC), the AC deals with events […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Fantastic Four vol. 1, issue #30 – September 1964 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Fantastic Four vol. 1, Issue #30 YEAR: September 1964 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Stan Lee Illustrated by Jack Kirby Inker: Chic Stone Letterer: Art Simek The Fantastic Four, what I loved about how Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did with this series was to showcase them in all their faults and glories.  By no means was this group perfect and in the earlier years, they were still trying to find out how to work as a team. In […]

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 […]