Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Green Arrow issue #1 – February 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Green Arrow issue #1 YEAR: February 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Mike Grell Illustrated by Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano Colorist: Julia Lacquement Letterer:John Costanza Editor: Mike Gold One of the most well-known artist/writers in which fans can expect quality is Mike Grell. Known for his work on “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes”, it was his work on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” but most importantly, his work with “The Warlord” that would earn him the respect from the industry […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Blackhawk Issue #1 – March 1989 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Blackhawk Issue #1 YEAR: March 1989 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Martin Pasko Artist: Rick Burchett Inker: John Dell Letterer: Steve Hayne  Colorist: Tom Ziuko  Associate Editor: Brian Augustyn Editor: Mike Gold Back in 1941, for “Military Comics” from Quality Comics, Chuck Cuidera, Bob Powell and Will Eisner would create “Blackhawk”, a mysterious man who leads a small team of World War II-era ace pilots known as the Blackhawks. And “Blackhawk” is in good company as having a title of […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 – June 1984 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 YEAR: June 1984 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy   Many DC Comics fans who tune into the movies discovered the character, Katana through the film “Suicide Squad”. The character Tatsu Yamashiro is a Japanese woman that is trained in martial arts and also has great swordsmanship.  In the film, we saw how her sword is important because the soul of her deceased husband, […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Batman: Sword of Azrael – Book One – October 1992 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman: Sword of Azrael – Book One YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: DC Comics Script: Dennis O’Neil Pencils: Joe Quesada Inker: Kevin Nowlan Letterer: Ken Bruzenak Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski Assistant Editor: Bill Kaplan  Editor: Archie Goodwin Who would have known that Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) would one day become Batman? It was wise planning on the part of Dennis O’Neil and staff to carefully plan events prior to the “Knightfall” story arc in the “Batman” related comic book titles by introducing […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Shade the Changing Girl TPB vol. 1: Earth Girl Made Easy – 2017 (Young Animal)

TITLE: Shade the Changing Girl TPB vol. 1: Earth Girl Made Easy YEAR: 2017 COMPANY: Young Animal Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artist: Marley Zarcone Inkers: Ande Parks, Ryan Kelly Colorist: Kelly Fitzpatrick Letterer: Saida Temofonte Young Animal Curator: Gerard Way Back in 1977, Steve Ditko would create “Shade, the Changing Man” about a man named Rac Shade, a fugitive from the militant planet, Meta which is in another dimension. Shade is wanted for stealing a powered M-vest which allows him to […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Batman Versus Predator vol. 1, Issue #1 – 1991 (DC Comics/Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Batman Versus Predator vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: 1991 COMPANY: DC Comics/Marvel Comics Writer: Dave Gibbons Penciller: Andy Kubert Inker & Letterer: Andy Kubert Color Artist: Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh Cover Artist: Arthur Suydam Editor: Diana Schutz/Denny O’Neil Batman is created by Bob Kane Comic book collaborations between two different companies have been ongoing for years and in the ’70s and ’80s, many people loved the Marvel and DC collaborations, whether it was Superman/Spider-Man, Batman/Hulk, Teen Titans/X-Men. And in the […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Flash vol. 31, Issue #276 – August 1979 (DC Comics)

TITLE: The Flash vol. 31, Issue #276 YEAR: August 1979 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Cary Bates Artist: Alex Saviuk Inker: Frank Chiaramonte Colorist: Gene D’Angelo Letterer: Ben Oda Editor: Ross Andru In the late ’70s and with a new creative direction had taken place prior as longtime Flash artist Irv Novick, stepped away from drawing “The Flash” after the arrival of new editor Ross Andru, needless to say, no one knew what direction the comic book series would be going. […]

Batman Issue #422 – August 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman Issue #421 YEAR: August 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Bob Kane Writer: Jim Starlin Penciler: Dick Giordano Inker: Joe Rubinstein and Steve Mitchell Colorist: Anthony Tollin Letterer: John Costanza Edited by Denny O’Neil Two days ago, I wrote about Jim Starlin and what he has done for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and prior to “A Death in the Family”, he wrote a two-issue arc about a serial killer on the loose in Gotham. A popular storyline […]