My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #2 – April 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #2 YEAR: April 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Louise Simonson Penciler: Greg LaRocque Inker: Jim Mooney Letterer: Phil Felix Colorist: Dr. Martin Editor: Jim Owsley Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Peter Parker was able to rid himself of the black alien symboiote costume thanks to finding a bell and the alien symbiote gave Parker what he wanted, even going as far to save him. As […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #1 – April 1985 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Web of Spider-Man vol. 1, issue #1 YEAR: April 1985 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Louise Simonson Penciler: Greg LaRocque Inker: Jim Mooney Letterer: Janice Chang Colorist: George Roussos Editor: Danny Fingeroth & Jim Owsley Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Many long time readers were in shock when Marvel announced they were going to end the first volume at issue #150 and in its place, to give Spider-Man his third comic book […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars vol. 1, Issue #1 – May 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: May 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Jim Shooter Penciller: Michael Zeck  Inker: John Beatty  Letter: Joe Rosen  Colorist: Christie Scheele  Editor: Tom DeFalco In my very first post for mycomicbookjourney.com, I wrote about “Contest of Champions” being an epic limited series.  It was the first for Marvel Comics but what followed in 1984 was truly epic and it would […]

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 […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #248 – January 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1, Issue #248 YEAR: January 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Pencils/Breakdowns: John Romita, Jr./Ron Frenz Finishes: Bret Breeding/Terry Austin Letterer: Diana Albers/Joe Rosen Colors: Bob Sharen/Christie Scheele Editor: Bob DeNatale Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in the ’80s,  Marvel Comics would have “Assistant Editor’s Month”, a time when all editors hit the comic conventions and assistants are in charge of the titles they work […]