My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Action Comics vol. 1, issue #584 – January 1987 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Action Comics vol. 1, issue #584 YEAR: January 1987 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: John Byrne Embellisher: Dick Giordano Colorist: Tom Ziuko Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Andrew Helfer Created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Schuster After DC’s restructuring of DC Comics history after “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, Writer/artist John Byrne was hired to revamp Superman. You either loved or hated what Byrne did with Superman in the ’80s, taking the […]

Action Comics Issue #600 – May 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Action Comics Issue #600 YEAR: 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Story & Breakdowns: John Byrne Finishes: George Perez Colors: Tom Ziuko Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Mike Carlin Assistant Editor: Renee Witterstaetter The year was 1988 and Action Comics would reach its 600th issue before being renamed to “Action Comics Weekly” with issue #601 and would continue being a weekly until issue #642. But to kick off the Golden Anniversary Issue […]

Alpha Flight vol. 1, Issue #12 – July 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Comics vol. 1, Issue #12 YEAR: July 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Creator/Writer/Artist: John Byrne Letterer by Michael Higgins Colorist: Andy Yanchus Editor: Denny O’Neill Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter John Byrne has established himself as a legend in the comic book industry with his wonderful work for “The Uncanny X-Men”, The Sensational She-Hulk”, “The Fantastic Four”, “Wonder Woman”, “Superman” and the “Incredible Hulk”.  But also, for his creator-owned work on […]

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 […]

Alpha Flight vol. 1, Issue #1 – August 1983 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Comics vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: August 1983 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Creator/Writer/Artist: John Byrne Letterer by Joe Rosen Colorist: Andy Yanchus Editor: Denny O’Neill Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter While we often saw superhero groups from America, Europe or superheroes from other planets show up on the pages of Marvel Comics, rarely have we seen any other country’s superhero group that would gain in popularity with their own series. Back […]

Wonder Woman vol. 2, Issue #124 – August 1997 (DC Comics)

TITLE:Wonder Woman vol. 2, issue #124 YEAR: August 1997 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Artist: John Byrne Colorist: Patricia Mulvihill Editor: Paul Kupperberg Assistant Editor: Jason Hernandez-Robenblatt Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Murston The Demon was created by Jack Kirby Wonder Woman and Artemis.  Two characters who are Amazon that would cross paths numerous times to the point that Wonder Woman was defeated and Artemis would then take up the […]