Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Wolverine Issue #50 – January 1992 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Wolverine Issue #50 YEAR: June 1984 COMPANY: DC Comics Writer/Editor/Co-Creator: Mike W. Barr Artist/Co-Creator: Jim Aparo Colorist: Adrienne Roy Larry Hama is best known for his work on G.I. Joe but with issue #47 of “Wolverine”, Larry Hama was brought in to become the new writer, while Marv Silvestri was brought in to be the new artist. Many Hama fans were excited to hear Hama would be the new writer, but for art fans, many were excited to see […]

Marvel Graphic Novel Wolfpack! – 1987 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Graphic Novel Wolfpack! YEAR: 1987 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Larry Hama Pencils: Ron Wilson Inkers: Whilce Portacio, Kyle Baker Colorists: Petra Scotese, Max Scherle, Glynis Oliver Letterer: Joe Rosen Editor: Ann Nocenti Assistant Editor: Terry Kavanagh Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Back in 1982, Marvel Comics released their first graphic novel trade paperback. These books were oversized (8.5 x 11)and would begin with Jim Starlin’s “The Death of Captain Marvel”.  Marvel Comics Graphic Novel would conclude in 1993 and while […]

Spider-Girl vol. 1, Issue #1 – October 1998 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Spider-Girl vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: October 1998 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Tom DeFalco Penciler: Pat Oliffe Inker: Al Williamson Colorist:  Christie Scheele Letterer: Janice Chiang Chief: Bob Harras The year 1998 and Marvel Comics debuted MC2 (Marvel Comics 2), featuring an alternative future timeline for the Marvel Universe. Conceived by Tom DeFalco, the storyline takes place 15 years later and among the titles released were “A-Next” (a new team of Avengers after the original Avengers disbanded), J2 (Juggernaut’s […]

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 – 1982 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 YEAR: 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Tom DeFalco Pencils: Ron Wilson Inkers: Camp, Esposito, Giacoia, Green, Gil and Stone Letters: Jim Novak Colors: George Roussos Editor: Jim Salicrup Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in 1978, DC Comics unveiled their cosmic boxing match between Superman vs. Muhammad Ali. A popular storyline written by Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams, which the greatest fighter must take on an alien fighter in a boxing match.  A similar concept was featured […]

Doom 2099 vol. 1, issue #1 – January 1993 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Doom 2099 vol. 1, issue 1 YEAR: January 1993 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: John Francis Moore Penciler: Pat Broderick Inker: Alfredo Alcala Colorist: Christie Seneele Letterer: John Costanza Editor: Joey Cavalieri Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco In 1992, Marvel Comic had decided to publish a few books that take place in the future and may or may not be the future of Marvel’s Earth 616 (the Earth that most people are reading in Marvel Comic books). And with the release of […]

Dazzler vol. 1, issue #1 – March 1991 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Dazzler vol. 1, issue 1 YEAR: March 1991 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Tom DeFalco Penciler: John Romita, Jr. Inker: Alfredo Alcala Colorist: Glynis Wein Letterer: Joe Rosen Editor: Louise Jones Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter In 1980, the comic book character Dazzler (Alison Blaire) first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” issue #130. Originally developed as a cross-promotional, multimedia creation between Marvel Comics and Casablanca Records, the character would be created by a committee of Marvel Staff, writer/editor Tom DeFalco and illustrator John […]

Cable: Blood & Metal Issue #1 – October 1992 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: Cable: Blood & Metal Issue #1 YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: John Romita Jr. Inker: Dan Green Letterer: Bill Oakley  Colorist: Brad Vancata  Asst. Editor: Lisa Patrick  Editor: Bob Harras   Editor-in-Chief: Tom Defalco Back in 1986, an infant Nathan Summer, the biological son of X-Man’s Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyn Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey) made his debut in “Uncanny X-Men” issue #201. But it wasn’t until 1990 when writer Louise Simonson and […]

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol. 1, Issue #1 – June 1982 (Marvel Comics)

TITLE: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: June 1982 COMPANY: Marvel Comics Scripter: Larry Hama Penciler: Herb Trimpe, Don Perlin Inker: Bob McLeod, Jack Abel Letterer: Jim Novak, Rick Parker Colorist: Glynis Wein Editor: Tom DeFalco Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter Back in the early ’80s, I was a young boy that was addicted to four toylines: “Star Wars”, “G.I. Joe”, “Masters of the Universe” and “Transformers”. Raised watching the animated series but also reading the Marvel […]