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 […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Mighty Thor vol. 1, issue #203 – September 1972 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Mighty Thor issue #203 YEAR: September 1972 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Gerry Conway Pencils by John Buscema Inkers: Vince Colletta Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Roy Thomas The relationship between Thor and his father Odin has been always rocky.  If father and son squabbles are seen as normal on Earth, Odin takes things to a higher level to show his kin some tough love. In the case of […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Green Arrow issue #1 – February 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Green Arrow issue #1 YEAR: February 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Mike Grell Illustrated by Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano Colorist: Julia Lacquement Letterer:John Costanza Editor: Mike Gold One of the most well-known artist/writers in which fans can expect quality is Mike Grell. Known for his work on “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes”, it was his work on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” but most importantly, his work with “The […]

Batman Issue #422 – August 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman Issue #421 YEAR: August 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Bob Kane Writer: Jim Starlin Penciler: Dick Giordano Inker: Joe Rubinstein and Steve Mitchell Colorist: Anthony Tollin Letterer: John Costanza Edited by Denny O’Neil Two days ago, I wrote about Jim Starlin and what he has done for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and prior to “A Death in the Family”, he wrote a two-issue arc about a […]

Batman Issue #421 – July 1988 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman Issue #421 YEAR: July 1988 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Bob Kane Writer: Jim Starlin Penciler: Dick Giordano Inker: Joe Rubinstein Colorist: Adrienne Roy Letterer: John Costanza Edited by Denny O’Neil Jim Starlin will forever be known for revamping Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock, creating “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters such as Drax the Destroyer, Gamora but also creating Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu.  And one of […]

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 […]