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 on. At times, you have really goofy, hilarious stories and […]

Dazzler vol. 1, issue #1 – March 1991 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Dazzler vol. 1, issue 1 YEAR: March 1991 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Tom DeFalco Penciler: John Romita, Jr. Inker: Alfredo Alcala Colorist: Glynis Wein Letterer: Joe Rosen Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter In 1980, the comic book character Dazzler (Alison Blaire) first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” issue #130. Originally developed as a cross-promotional, multimedia creation between Marvel Comics and Casablanca Records, the character would be created by a committee of Marvel Staff, writer/editor Tom DeFalco and illustrator John […]

Cable: Blood & Metal Issue #1 – October 1992 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Cable: Blood & Metal Issue #1 YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: John Romita Jr. Inker: Dan Green Letterer: Bill Oakley  Colorist: Brad Vancata  Asst. Editor: Lisa Patrick  Editor: Bob Harras   Editor-in-Chief: Tom Defalco Back in 1986, an infant Nathan Summer, the biological son of X-Man’s Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyn Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) made his debut in “Uncanny X-Men” issue #201. But it wasn’t until 1990 when writer Louise Simonson and […]

Contest of Champions Vol. 1, Issue 1 (June 1982) (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Contest of Champions – Vol. 1, Issue 1 YEAR: June 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Story by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant Script by Bill Mantlo Pencils by John Romita Jr. It was 1982 and I was only a ten year old kid, with only a few dollars to spend on comic books. I can actually remember it clearly, I left the party that my parents took me to, walked to the only store that sold comic books at […]