My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 – September 1978 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: X-Men vol. 1, issue #113 YEAR: September 1978 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Chris Claremont & John Byrne Embellisher: Terry Austin Letterer: A. Kawecki Colorist: G. Wein Editor: Roger Stern Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter The Chris Claremont and John Byrne (and also Dave Cockrum) years of “X-Men” were no doubt one of the best years of storytelling and artwork for the popular Marvel Comics series. And while issue #114 would feature […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 – January 1984 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #239 YEAR: January 1984 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roger Stern Artist/Co-Creator: Allen Milgrom, Joe Sinnott Colorist: Christie Scheele  Letterer: Jim Novak  Editor: Michael Carlin I have written about Assistant Editor’s Month for Marvel Comics back in the ’80s.  When the Editor’s attend the many comic conventions, the assistant editors get free reign of what they want to do for the month. And so far, […]

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 […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #177 – November 1978 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Avengers vol. 1, Issue #177 YEAR: November 1978 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer/Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Penciler: Dave Wenzel Inkers: P. Marcos & R. Villamonte Letterer: Denise Wohl Colorist: Nel Yomtov Editor: Roger Stern While the name Korvac probably doesn’t mean anything to today’s comic book readers, nor do I blame them as the name is not at all catchy for an antagonist, back in the ’70s, Michael Korvac was […]