My Comic Book Journey

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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 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 […]

West Coast Avengers Limited Series Issue #1 – September 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: West Coast Avengers Limited Series Issue #1 YEAR: September 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Penciler: Bob Hall Inker: Brett Breeding Letterer: Joe Rosen Colorist: Julianna Ferriter Editor: Mark Gruenwald Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter 1984 and the question many of comics have asked was, “if the Avengers were in the East Coast, who is going to save those in the West Coast?”. OK, Marvel Comics is in the East […]

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, […]