My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 – September 1978 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 YEAR: September 1978 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Chris Claremont & John Byrne Embellisher: Terry Austin Letterer: A. Kawecki Colorist: G. Wein Editor: Roger Stern Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter The Chris Claremont and John Byrne (and also Dave Cockrum) years of “X-Men” were no doubt one of the best years of storytelling and artwork for the popular Marvel Comics series. And while issue #114 would feature […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills Graphic Novel – 1983/2011 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills Graphic Novel YEAR: 1983/2011 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Chris Claremont Artist: Brent Anderson Colorist: Steve Oliff Letterer: Tom Orzechowski Editor: Louise Simonson Back in 1982, comic book fans wanted to get their hands on a Marvel Graphic Novel. These issues would feature stories not conforming to the Comic Code Authority and Marvel Comics were no doubt on a role with “The Death of […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The New Mutants vol. 1 – Issue #25 – March 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The New Mutants vol. 1 – Issue #25 YEAR: March 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Chris Claremont Penciler: Bill Sienkiewicz Colorist: Glynis Wein Letterer: Orzechowski & Buhalis Editor: Ann Nocenti Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in 1982, many people were excited when writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod created the New Mutants. But when Chris Claremont teamed up with Bill Sienkiewicz, “The New Mutants” went darker and dare I […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Uncanny X-Men vol. 1, Issue #162 – October 1982 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Uncanny X-Men vol. 1, Issue #162 YEAR: October 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Chris Claremont Pencils: Dave Cockrum Inks: Bob Wiacek  Colorist: Glynis Wein Letterer: Tom Orzechowski  Editor: Louise Jones  Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter If you are a fan of the “Uncanny X-Men”, could you remember the first issue you have ever purchased? For me, it was “Uncanny X-Men” issue #162 featuring Logan on the front cover.  And […]

The New Mutants vol. 1, issue 1 – March 1983 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The New Mutants vol. 1, issue #1 YEAR: March 1983 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Co-Created and Written by Chris Claremont  Co-Created and Penciled by Bob McLeod Inker: Mike Gustovich  Leterrer: Tom Orzechowski  Colorist: Glynis Wein  Editor: Louise Jones  Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter From 1982-1993, Marvel Comic produced a series of graphic novels known as “Marvel Graphic Novel”. As a child, I was able to purchase several of these upon release but […]

Excalibur vol. 1, Issue #55 – October 1992 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Excalibur Vol. 1, Issue 55 YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer/Artist: Alan Davis Inker: Mark Farmer Colorist: Glynis Oliver Letterer: Michael Heisler Editor: Terry Kavanagh Co-Creators: Chris Claremont & Alan Davis While there are people who would come to see Marvel Comics “Excalibur” series as another X-title, I saw it not only as an X-title but more of a Alan Davis comic book. Back in the ’80s, Alan […]