My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Naruto 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) – May 2011 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Naruto 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) YEAR: May 2011 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Masashi Kishimoto Since 1999, “Naruto” created by Masashi Kishimoto (“Karakuri”) has been one of the most popular manga, anime and video game series in Japan and has easily become a favorite best selling anime/manga series among fans all over the world. Currently in Japan and also the United States, “Naruto” […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Action Comics vol. 1, issue #584 – January 1987 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Action Comics vol. 1, issue #584 YEAR: January 1987 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: John Byrne Embellisher: Dick Giordano Colorist: Tom Ziuko Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Andrew Helfer Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Schuster After DC’s restructuring of DC Comics history after “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, Writer/artist John Byrne was hired to revamp Superman. You either loved or hated what Byrne did with Superman in the ’80s, taking the […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #1 – April 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #1 YEAR: April 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Louise Simonson Penciler: Greg LaRocque Inker: Jim Mooney Letterer: Janice Chang Colorist: George Roussos Editor: Danny Fingeroth & Jim Owsley Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Many long time readers were in shock when Marvel announced they were going to end the first volume at issue #150 and in its place, to give Spider-Man his third comic book […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: All You Need is Kill Omnibus – November 2014 (Viz Media)

TITLE: All You Need is Kill Omnibus YEAR: November 2014 COMPANY: Viz Media Writer: Hiroshi Sakurazaka Artist: Takeshi Obata Storyboards: Ryosuke Takeuchi Original Illustrations: Yoshitoshi ABe In 2004, Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Yoshitoshi ABe would create the Japanese military science fiction light novel “Oru Yu Nido Izu Kiru”. The light novel earned critical praise and the light novel would receive a live film adaptation titled “Edge of Tomorrow” directed by Doug […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: 1st Issue Special vol. 1, issue #8 – November 1975 (DC Comics)

TITLE: 1st Issue Special vol. 1, issue #8 YEAR: November 1975 COMPANY: DC Comics Written and Illustrated by Mike Grell Edited by Joe Orlando In the late ’70s, it was a creative time for DC Comics.  Experimentation with different types of stories and what would entertain reading audiences beyond superhero books but for DC Comics, the swords and sorcery genre was not its forte. As Marvel Comics achieved a major […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Assassination Classroom vol. 1 – December 2014 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Assassination Classroom vol. 1 YEAR: December 2014 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Yusei Matsui In 2012, mangaka Yusei Matsui created the manga series “Assassination Classroom” (Ansatsu Kyoshitsu). Matsui, who was known for the manga series “Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro” and also was a former assistant of mangaka, Yoshio Sawai, would eventually create one of the best selling manga series in the past few years. Serialized […]