Star Wars vol. 1, Issue #2 – August 1977 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Star Wars vol. 1, Issue #2 YEAR: August 1977 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Scripter/Editor: Roy Thomas Illustrator: Howard Chaykin Embellisher/Colorist: Steve Leialoha Letterer: Tom Orzechowski Back in 1977, Marvel Comics released a six-issue comic adaptation based on the film,  “Star Wars” film, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. Originally, Marvel was hesitant of taking on “Star Wars” because simply, comic book adaptations rarely did well.  But with the cajoling of writer Roy Thomas and the fact that he […]

On DVD: With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

The following DVD review was featured on J!-ENT “With Great Power… The Stan Lee Story” is a fantastic documentary honoring the comic book legend who has created many characters that many generations have grew up and loved. His legacy will continue to live on forever and at 94-years-old, while Stan Lee continues to appear at conventions and appear on film, its amazing how he continues to touch the lives of many today, as he has done many decades earlier. “With […]

The Incredible Hulk – vol. 1, Issue #122 – December 1969 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Incredible Hulk vol. 1, issue #122 YEAR: December 1969 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Roy Thomas Artist: Herbe Trimpe Letterer: Artie Simek Editor: Stan Lee Back in 1959, Marvel Comics released “Tales to Astonish”, a science-fiction anthology. While the majority of the stories featured mystery/suspense, the comic book series would introduce Henry Pym (The Ant-Man and Giant-Man) and would also feature stories featuring the Wasp, the Hulk and Sub-Mariner. As Marvel Comics had several sci-fi anthology series, with the […]

Arak: Son of Thunder vol. 1, Issue #3 – November 1981 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Arak: Son of Thunder – Vol. 1, Issue 3 YEAR: November 1981 COMPANY: DC Comics Created by Roy Thomas and Ernie Colon Written by Roy Thomas Penciler: Ernie Colon Embelisher: Tony Dezuniga Letterer: John Costanza Colorist: Adrienne Roy Editor: Dick Giordano One thing you will notice in the comics that I feature, many feature the written work of Roy Thomas. Stan Lee hired Roy Thomas at Marvel and Roy would be hired as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel succeeding Stan Lee.  […]

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! vol. 1, issue #1 – March 1981 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! vol. 1, issue #1ue 1 YEAR: March 1981 COMPANY: DC Comics Written by Roy Thomas Penciler: Scott Shaw Inker: Bob Smith Letterer: Todd Klein Colorist: Carl Safford Editor: Dick Giordano When I started mycomicbookjourney.com, my original pick to kick things off was “Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!”. Growing up, I bought every issue, read each comic many times.  So badly that since then that I had purchase a full run […]

The Young All-Stars vol. 1, issue #1 – June 1987 (DC Comics)

TITLE: The Young All-Stars vol. 1, issue #1sue #1 YEAR: June 1987 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer: Roy & Dann Thomas Pencilers: Michael Bair & Brian Murray (Pages 6-26), Vince Argondezzi (Pages ep 1-5) Inker: Malcolm Jones 3rd Colorist: Carl Gafford Letterer: David E. Weiss Former DC editor Roy Thomas has had a hand in working with the Justice Society of America and Infinity, Inc., All-Star Squadron for DC Comics, to name a few. Inducted to the Will Eisner Comic Book […]

Infinity Inc. – Vol. 1, Issue #1 – March 1984 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Infinity Inc. – Vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: March 1994 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor: Roy Thomas Penciller: Jerry Ordway Inker: Mike Machlan Co-Plotter: Dann Thomas Colorist: Anthony Tollin Letterer: Josh Costanza Before writer/editor Roy Thomas would kill off the Justice Society of America, it was a time where younger replacements to carry on the torch of the Justice Society of America were being considered. A second generation to continue the work that was first featured in “Action comics” issue […]

Last Days of the Justice Society of America Special – 1986 (DC Comics)

TITLE: Last Days of the Justice Society of America Special YEAR: 1986 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor: Roy Thomas Penciller: David Ross Inker: Mike Gustovich Co-Plotter: Dann Thomas Letterer: David Cody Weiss Colorist: Carl Gafford With the success of the 1985 DC Comics mini-series “America vs. the Justice Society of America”, in 1986, Roy Thomas, David Ross and Mike Gustovich created the “Last Days of the Justice Society of America” Special. Set in Earth-2, with the death of President Roosevelt, Adolf […]