My Comic Book Journey

A Blog About Rediscovering My Comic Book Collection

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Psyren vol. 1 – October 2011 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Psyren Vol. 1 YEAR: October 2011 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Toshiaki Iwashiro Bad-ass!  Words to describe Toshiaki Iwashiro’s manga series “Psyren” which will be released by Viz Media in Oct. 2011 and was featured in Japan on Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine (as well as the American edition). Reminiscent of manga such as “Yu Yu Hakusho” and even “Bleach”, “Psyren” is one of those stories […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Golden Kamuy Vol. 2 – September 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Golden Kamuy vol. 2 YEAR: September 2017 (USA Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Satoru Noda From Satoru Noda comes his award winning manga series “Golden Kamuy”. Written and art by Satoru Noda, the mangaka also worked with Yu Nakagawa in ensure authenticity of the Ainu language. The manga series won the 9th Manga Taisho award and with ten volumes currently printed in Japan, the first volume […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: OISHINBO A la Carte vol. 1: Japanese Cuisine – January 2009 (Viz Media)

TITLE: OISHINBO A la Carte vol. 1: Japanese Cuisine YEAR: January 2009 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story by Tetsu Kariya Art by Akira Hanasaki The long running manga “Oishinbo” (which means “The Gourmet”) is a popular best-selling manga series published by Shogakukan which has been ongoing since 1983. Written by Tetsu Kariya and art by Akira Hanasaki, the series has won multiple awards and has had a successful anime […]

Comic Book Spotlight: Bleach Vol. 71 – October 2017 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Bleach vol. 71 YEAR: October 2017 (USA Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Tite Kubo In this latest volume, the battle between Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi and Pernida Parnkgjas continues. Meanwhile, Captain Shunsui Kyoraku takes on Lille Barro. Find out what happens in Tite Kubo’s action-packed volume 71 of “Bleach”! What is “Bleach?” For those who are not so familiar with “Bleach”, “Bleach” has a strong fan following […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) – November 2012 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Neon Genesis Evangelion 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) YEAR: November 2012 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto It all began with a deal between King Records rep Toshimichi Otsuki and director Hideaki Anno in discussion of an anime TV series and project. Suffice to say, both men would not know how successful the project known as “Shin Seiki Evangerion” (Neon Genesis Evangelion) would […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Naruto 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) – May 2011 (Viz Media)

TITLE: Naruto 3-in-1 Omnibus vol. 1 (Volumes 1-3) YEAR: May 2011 (USA release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story and Art by Masashi Kishimoto Since 1999, “Naruto” created by Masashi Kishimoto (“Karakuri”) has been one of the most popular manga, anime and video game series in Japan and has easily become a favorite best selling anime/manga series among fans all over the world. Currently in Japan and also the United States, “Naruto” […]