My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: 1st Issue Special vol. 1, issue #8 – November 1975 (DC Comics)

TITLE: 1st Issue Special vol. 1, issue #8 YEAR: November 1975 COMPANY: DC Comics Written and Illustrated by Mike Grell Edited by Joe Orlando In the late ’70s, it was a creative time for DC Comics.  Experimentation with different types of stories and what would entertain reading audiences beyond superhero books but for DC Comics, the swords and sorcery genre was not its forte. As Marvel Comics achieved a major […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Jon Sable Freelance vol. 1, Issue #1 – June 1983 (First Comics)

TITLE: Jon Sable Freelance vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: June 1983 COMPANY: First Comics Created/Written/Illustrated:Mike Grell 1983 and Ken F. Levin and Mike Gold would launch their own comic book company, First Comics. Enticing writers and artists which included Frank Brunner, Mike Grell, Howard Chaykin, Joe Staton, Steven Grant, Timothy Truman, Jim Starlin, Mike Baron and Steve Rude, First Comics would provide creator-controlled opportunities that Marvel and DC didn’t.  And […]

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 […]

Shaman’s Tears – Vol. 1, Issue #1 – May 1993 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Shaman’s Tears #1 YEAR: May 1993 COMPANY: Image Comics Writer/Illustrator: Mike Grell Art Assistant: Brian Snoddy Color Separator: Digital Chameleon Lettering: Steve Haynie Editor: Mike Gold There’s no denying that Mike Grell is one of the most talented surviving comic book writer/artists that is still active and in high demand. With accomplishments from his work on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow”, “The Warlord”, “Green Arrow”, “Jon Sable Frelance” and “Starslayer” (to […]

The Warlord – vol. 6, Issue #48 – August 1981 (DC Comics)

TITLE: The Warlord – vol. 6, Issue #48 YEAR: August 1981 COMPANY: DC Comics Written and Illustrated by Mike Grekk Inker: Vince Colletta Colorist: Adrienne Roy Letterer: Ben Oda Editor: Ross Andru In the late ’70s, it was a creative time for DC Comics.  Experimentation with different types of stories and what would entertain reading audiences beyond superhero books but for DC Comics, the swords and sorcery genre was not […]