My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Mighty Thor vol. 1, issue #203 – September 1972 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: The Mighty Thor issue #203 YEAR: September 1972 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Written by Gerry Conway Pencils by John Buscema Inkers: Vince Colletta Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Roy Thomas The relationship between Thor and his father Odin has been always rocky.  If father and son squabbles are seen as normal on Earth, Odin takes things to a higher level to show his kin some tough love. In the case of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]