My Comic Book Journey

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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Iron Man vol. 1, issue #200 – November 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Iron Man vol. 1, issue #200 YEAR: November 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Denny O’Neil Penciler: Mark Bright Inker: Ian Akin & Brian Garvey Letterer: Rick Parker Colorist: Bob Sharen Editor: Mark Gruenwald, Howard Mackie Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Obadiah Stane has made Tony Stark’s life uncomfortable.  First by buying his company, kidnapping people close to him and now doing the unthinkable, blowing up his new headquarters in the […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Iron Man vol. 1, issue #199 – October 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Iron Man vol. 1, issue #199 YEAR: October 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Denny O’Neil Penciler: Herb Trimpe Inker: Akin & Garvey Letterer: Rick Parker Colorist: Bob Sharen Editor: Mark Gruenwald Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter From the early-to-mid ’80s, there was a slow tearing down of Tony Stark.  From his alcoholism to watching Stark International being taken over by Obadiah Stane and renames the company Stane International.  While James […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Invincible Iron Man vol. 1, issue #170 – May 1983 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Invincible Iron Man vol. 1, issue #170 YEAR: May 1993 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Denny O’Neil Penciler: Luke McDonnell Inker: Steve Mitchell Letterer: Rick Parker  Colorist: Bob Sharen Editor: Mark Gruenwald  Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Growing up, as a child, one of the comics I loved reading was “Tales of Suspense” from a book I rented at our school library.  Featuring the adventures of Iron Man and Captain […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #248 – January 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #248 YEAR: January 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Pencils/Breakdowns: John Romita, Jr./Ron Frenz Finishes: Bret Breeding/Terry Austin Letterer: Diana Albers/Joe Rosen Colors: Bob Sharen/Christie Scheele Editor: Bob DeNatale Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in the ’80s,  Marvel Comics would have “Assistant Editor’s Month”, a time when all editors hit the comic conventions and assistants are in charge of the titles they work […]

Fantastic Four: A Death in the Family Issue #1 – July 2006 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Fantastic Four: A Death in the Family YEAR: July 2006 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Kart Kesel Pencils: Lee Weeks Inks: Rob Campanella Finishes: Tom Palmer Colors: Sotocolor’s J. Brown Letters: Artmonkey’s Dave Lanphear Editor: Molly Lazer Editor-in-Chief: Joe Quesada Publisher: Dan Buckley As a big fan of the “Fantastic Four”, I came across a special one-shot issue of “Fantastic Four: A Death in the Family” and figured, I need […]