My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Solitaire vol. 1, Issue #1 – November 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Solitaire – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: November 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Gerard Jones Penciller: Jeff Johnson Inker: Barbara Kaalberg Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Keith Conroy Editor: Mark Kanalz Interior Colorists: Foodhammer Back in 1993,  writer Gerard Jones and artist Jeff Johnson created a new Ultraverse superhero known as Solitaire.  With only 12 issues published (after it’s eighth issue, the series was changed into a mini-series […]

Sludge vol. 1, issue #1 – October 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Ultraverse – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: October 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Written by Steve Gerber Penciller: Aaron Lopresti Inker: Gary Martin Letterer: Patrick Owsley Color Design: Paul Mounts Editor: Chris Ulm Interior Colorists: Violet Hues Comic book writer Steve Gerber is known for co-creating “Howard the Duck”, his works on Marvel’s “Daredevil”, “The Defenders”, “Omega the Unknown” (to name a few) but most popularly for “Man-Thing”. Gerber’s written […]

Freex vol. 1, Issue #1 – July 1993 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Freex vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: July 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: Gerard Jones Penciller: Ben Herrera Inker: Mike Christian Letterer: Tim Eldred Color Design: Paul Mounts Editor: Chris Ulm In 1993, writer Gerard Jones and penciller Ben Herrera would create the series “Freex” for Malibu Comics imprint, Ultraverse. Where as other groups in the Ultraverse saw a purpose of using their powers for good, Freex focuses on a group […]

Protectors Issue #1 – September 1992 (Malibu Comics)

TITLE: Malibu Comics Issue #1 YEAR: September 1992 COMPANY: Malibu Comics Writer: R.A. Jones Penciller: Thomas Derenick Inker: Deodato Colorist: Tom O’Connor Letterer: Clem Robins Cover Artist: Clarke Hawbaker Cover Colorist: Paul Mounts Art Assist: Chaz Truog Before there was an Ultraverse, Malibu Comics released several series but one that would delve into the superhero realm with the series “Protectors”. Written by R.A. Jones and featuring pencils by Thomas Derenick […]

Ex-Mutants Issue #1 (November 1992) (Malibu Comics)

TITLE: Ex-Mutants #1 YEAR: November 1992 COMPANY: Malibu Comics Writer: Tom Mason, Dave Olbrich, Chris Ulm Pencils: Paul Pelletier Letterer: Susan Dorne Inks: Ken Branch Editor: Dan Danko Interior Colorists:  Diane Botta, Anne Chien, Jennel Cruz Interior Color Design: Joseph Allen Cover Illustration: Paul Pelletier Cover Colorists: Anne Chien, Jennel Cruz Cover Color Design: Paul Mounts Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor in Chief: Chris Ulm It was to be a […]

The Strangers – Vol. 1, Issue 1 (June 1993) (Ultraverse/Malibu Comics)

TITLE: The Strangers vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: June 1993 COMPANY: Ultraverse/Malibu Comics Author: Steve Englehart Penciller: Rick Hoberg Letterer: Tim Eldred Inker: Tim Burgard Editor: Chris Ulm Color Design: Paul Mounts When Ultraverse was unleashed to the public, I was one of the fans who were captivated by the storyline, the characters and the whole universe. If Freex were the outsiders who were living in constant fear and formed […]