Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 – January 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 YEAR: January 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Artist/Co-Creator: Allen Milgrom, Joe Sinnott Colorist: Christie Scheele  Letterer: Jim Novak  Editor: Michael Carlin I have written about Assistant Editor’s Month for Marvel Comics back in the ’80s.  When the Editor’s attend the many comic conventions, the assistant editors get free reign of what they want to do for the month. And so far, you get a few winners, such as “The Amazing Spider-Man” […]

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 to give it a try! The inside page featuring a […]

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 – 1982 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 YEAR: 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Tom DeFalco Pencils: Ron Wilson Inkers: Camp, Esposito, Giacoia, Green, Gil and Stone Letters: Jim Novak Colors: George Roussos Editor: Jim Salicrup Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in 1978, DC Comics unveiled their cosmic boxing match between Superman vs. Muhammad Ali. A popular storyline written by Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams, which the greatest fighter must take on an alien fighter in a boxing match.  A similar concept was featured […]

Shogun Warriors vol. 1, Issue #1 – February 1979 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Shogun Warriors vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: February 1979 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Doug Moench Artist: Herb Trimpe Inker: Dan Green Letterer: Jim Novak Colorist: Andy Yanchus Editor: Al Milgrom Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter When I was a child, my favorite toys were Shogun Warriors.  These robots were the precursor to Transformers and were the toys that man kids wanted in the ’70s and collectors try to find and purchase on online auctions today, as they are worth a lot. […]

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol. 1, Issue #1 – June 1982 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: June 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Scripter: Larry Hama Penciler: Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin Inker: Bob McLeod, Jack Abel Letterer: Jim Novak, Rick Parker Colorist: Glynis Wein Editor: Tom DeFalco Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in the early ’80s, I was a young boy that was addicted to four toylines: “Star Wars”, “G.I. Joe”, “Masters of the Universe” and “Transformers”. Raised watching the animated series but also reading the Marvel […]

Team America – Vol. 1, Issue 1 (June 1982) (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Team America Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: June 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Scripter/Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Penciller: Mike Vosburg Inker: Vince Colletta Letterer: Jim Novak amd Joe Rosen Colorist: Christie Scheele Conceived by Ed Hannigan and Jim Shooter Back in May 1992, a motorcross group known as Team America would make their debut in “Captain America” issue #269. As toy collaborations with comic book series and animated series were common place in the United States and to replace their Evil […]