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Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 – June 1984 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #11 YEAR: June 1984 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy   Many DC Comics fans who tune into the movies discovered the character, Katana through the film “Suicide Squad”. The character Tatsu Yamashiro is a Japanese woman that is trained in martial arts and also has great swordsmanship.  In the film, we saw how her […]

Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, Issue #1 – August 1983 (DC Comics)

TITLE:Batman and the Outsiders vol. 1, issue #1 YEAR: August 1983 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy Editor: Len Wein For those who have read “Batman”, especially during the ’80s and ’90s, we have seen a vulnerable Bruce Wayne, overworked, stressed out, frustrated. And dedicated to protecting Gotham and trying to rid the streets of scum, needless to say, its been busy work […]

Giant Size Mantra vol. 1, issue #1 – July 1994 (Ultraverse)

TITLE: Giant Size Mantra vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: July 1994 COMPANY: Ultraverse Writer: Mike W. Barr Penciller: Mark Heike Inker:  Ken Branch Letterer: Gail Beckett Editor: Chris Ulm 1994.  I suppose the writing was on the wall that things were not going well with Malibu Comics and its imprint, Ultraverse. With Editor-in-Chief Chris Ulm writing about the enormous number of comic book titles and how to avoid “Fear of […]

The Maze Agency Issue #1 – December 1988 (Comico Comics)

TITLE: The Maze Agency Issue #1 YEAR: December 1988 COMPANY: Comico Comics Writer/Creator: Mike W. Barr Penciller: Adam Hughes Inker: Rick Magyar Letterer: Deborah Marks Colorist: Julia Lacquement Editor: Michael Eury In 1988, writer Mike W. Barr created The Maze Agency for Comico Comics.  Inspired by mystery stories in the ’60s and submitting his stories to mystery magazines, Barr would work at DC Comics in hopes he could get a […]

The Maze Agency – Issue #2 – December 2005 (IDW Publishing)

TITLE: The Maze Agency Issue #2 YEAR: December 2005 COMPANY: IDW Publishing Writer/Creator: Mike W. Barr Penciller: Ariel Padilla Inker: Ernest Jocson (of Studio Sakka) Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Editor: Dan Taylor Back in 1988, writer Mike W. Barr created The Maze Agency for Comico Comics. The series would last for seven issues and when Comico Comics ceased all publications, the series moved onto Innovation comics for the remainder of […]