My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Chaos Effect vol. 1 – Alpha – 1994 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: The Chaos Effect vol. 1 – Alpha YEAR: 1994 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Writer: Bob Layton Penciller: Bernard Chang Inker: Jerry Ordway Colorists: Mike Cavallaro Editor-in-Chief: Bob Layton In 1994, Valiant Comics would showcase their crossover storyline “The Chaos Effect”. The event would kick off with the free issue, “The Chaos Effect: Alpha” and would lead be featured on all Valiant titles with the first four as Gamma, the next […]

Secret Weapons – vol. 1, Issue #1 – September 1993 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: Secret Weapons – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: September 1993 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Writer & Penciler: Joe St. Pierre Inker: Bob Wiacek Colorist: Mike Cavallaro Editor-in-Chief: Bob Layton With every comic book company, it appears to be customary to have a superhero group consisting of that comic universe’s top heroes to take on evil. In September 1993, “Secret Weapons” which would consist of Geomancer, Eternal Warrior,  X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, […]

X-O Manowar vol. 1, Issue #1 – February 1992 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: X-O Manowar vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: February 1992 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Writer: Jim Shooter and Steve Englehart Layouts: Barry Windsor-Smith Finished Art: Bob Layton with John Holdredge Colorist: Jorge Gonzalez Letterer: Jade Editor: D. David Perlin In 1992, then Valiant Editor-in-Chief and also writer Jim Shooter and artist Bob Layton created X-O Manowar. One of the successful titles of Valiant Comics, the original series ran for 68 issues.  […]

Solar: Man of the Atom – Vol. 1, Issue #16 – December 1992 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: Solar: Man of the Atom – Vol. 1, Issue #16 YEAR: December 1992 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Plotter: Bob Layton Scripter: Kevin Vanhook Penciller: Peter Grau Inker: Stan Drake Colorist: Mike Cavallaro As I have written about Golden Key Comics and “Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D.”, the two other titles that carried over from the Golden Key Comics years to Valiant were “Turok, The Stone Hunter” (which would be known […]

The H.A.R.D. Corps Issue Vol. 1, Issue 1 – December 1992 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: The H.A.R.D. Corps Issue Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: December 1992 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Plot, Script by David Michelinie Pencils by David Lapham Plot, Inks by Bob Layton Colors by David Chlystek With the huge popularity of Valiant Comics of the early ’90s, one of the major storylines of the comic book series is how antagonist Toyo Harada, the man who established the Harbinger Foundation, a place to recruit […]

Magnus, Robot Fighter – Vol. 1, Issue 11 – April 1992 (Valiant Comics)

TITLE: Magnus Robot Fighter – Vol. 1, Issue #11 YEAR: April 1992 COMPANY: Valiant Comics Plot: Jim Shooter Script: David Michelinie Penciler: Mark Moretti Inker: Charles Barnett III Colorists: Knob Row Letterer: Brad Joyce Editor: D. David Perlin I randomly picked out a comic book from my Valiant box and it happens to be “Magnus Robot Fighter” vol. 1, issue 11 from April 1992.  So, who is Magnus, Robot Fighter? […]