My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s Issue #8 – July 1986 (Mirage Studios)

TITLE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s Issue #8 YEAR: July 1986 COMPANY: Mirage Studios Writer: Kevin Eastman, Dave Sim Art: Peter Laird, Gerhard Letters and Production Assistant: Steve Lavigne The year 1983 and writer Kevin Eastman and artist Peter Laird would form their own independent American comic book company known as Mirage Studios in Dover, New Hampshire. Both were struggling artists trying to survive, using their tax refund and a loan […]

Cerebus Issue #0 – June 1993 (Aardvark-Vanaheim)

TITLE: Cerebus Issue #0 YEAR: June 1993 COMPANY: Aardvark-Vanaheim President/Writer: David Sim Vice President/Backgrounds, Cover-color and tones by Gerhard Type Setting: Linda Berzins My first blog post about “Cerebus” delved into the history and my thoughts on David Sim and Gerhard’s work. This time, I am writing about “Cerebus” Issue #0. No, the issue doesn’t take the banal route of trying to create an origin story of Cerebus the Aardvark, […]

Cerebus Issue #97 – April 1987 (Aardvark-Vanaheim)

TITLE: Cerebus Issue #97 YEAR: April 1987 COMPANY: Aardvark-Vanaheim President/Writer: David Sim Backgrounds, Cover-color and tones by Gerhard Administrator: Karen McKiel When it comes to creator-owned success, there are not many people who have had a lengthy run as Dave Sim. Quitting high school to pursue a career in comics, Sim co-founded Aardvark-Vanaheim with his wife-to-be at the time, Deni Loubert in 1977 and Sim would release his comic book […]