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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Mighty Thor Walter Simonson Issue #1 – Halloween ComicFest 2017 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Mighty Thor Walter Simonson Issue #1 – Halloween ComicFest 2017 YEAR: October 2017 (US Release) COMPANY: Marvel Comics Art and Story: Walter Simonson Lettering: John Workman, Jr. Colors: Steve Oliff Edited: Mark Gruenwald Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in Halloween time of 2017, I picked up the Halloween ComicFest version of “The Mighty Thor” Walter Simon issue #1. Despite already having owned the issue (which is “The Mighty Thor” […]

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 Incredible Hulk vol. 1, issue #322 – August 1986 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Incredible vol. 1, issue #322 YEAR: August 1986 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written and Drawn by Al Milgrom Lettered by Joe Rosen Colored by Max Scheele Edited by Bob Harras Supervised by Jim Shooter During the mid-80s, “The Incredible Hulk” was no doubt one of the coolest comic books from Marvel and 1986 would feature the splitting of Bruce Banner and the Hulk and would lead to a storyline […]

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: 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 […]