Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

To celebrate the release of Justice League (Snyder/Whedon, 2017), DC Comics named November 18 “Justice League Day”. Sadly, this clashes with another pop culture holiday but, setting aside all the drama surrounding that movie, this still provides a perfect excuse to dedication some time to talking about DC’s premier superhero team, which set the standard … Continue reading Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

Back Issues [Fantastic Four Friday]: The Fantastic Four #1

In November of 1961, readers of Marvel Comics readers witnessed four intrepid explorers be bathed in mysterious cosmic rays and forever changed. On that day, they became known as the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s “First Family” of superheroes, and went on to be the first of many colourful superheroes for Marvel Comics as well as feature … Continue reading Back Issues [Fantastic Four Friday]: The Fantastic Four #1

Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: The Incredible Hulk #181

When readers were first introduced to the character of James Howlett, better known by the names “Logan” and “Wolverine”, it was in the pages of The Incredible Hulk. From his first full debut in issue 181 all the way back in November 1974 to him officially joining the X-Men in 1975, the character has become … Continue reading Back Issues [Wolverine Month]: The Incredible Hulk #181

Back Issues: The Crow

Story Title: “Inertia”, “Pain”, “Fear”, “Irony”, and “Despair”Published: January 1989; February 1989 to May 1989Writer/Artist: James O’Barr (as “J. O’Barr”) The Background:The Crow began life as a comic book published by Caliber Comics in 1989, with the title character’s first appearance being a short prequel tale, “Inertia”, which was published in Caliber Presents #1 (January 1989). … Continue reading Back Issues: The Crow

Back Issues: Resident Evil (2009)

Issue OneStory Title: One if by Land, Two if by Space…Published: May 2009Writer: Ricardo SanchezArtists: Kevin Sharpe, Jim Clark, et al Issue TwoStory Title: Dirty JobsPublished: June 2009Writer: Ricardo SanchezArtists: Kevin Sharpe, Gabe Eltaed, and Randy Mayor Issue ThreeStory Titles: If You Meet the Zombie on the Road… and Holiday Sugarman: Special Operations AgentPublished: January … Continue reading Back Issues: Resident Evil (2009)

Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Having introduced comic readers to a whole host of colourful characters, in September of 1963 the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought together six of Earth’s mightiest heroes to form the Avengers. A super team like no other, with a constantly rotating roster, the Avengers has become the premier team of Marvel … Continue reading Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: The Flash #123

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: The Flash #123

Back Issues [Thor’s Day]: Journey into Mystery #83

In August 1962, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby introduced readers of Marvel Comics (specifically Journey into Mystery) to Thor Odinson, God of Thunder and mightiest of the Asgardian deities. Through associations with Marvel’s premier super team, the Avengers, and a number of cosmic, mythological adventures, Thor has gone on to become another of … Continue reading Back Issues [Thor’s Day]: Journey into Mystery #83

Back Issues [Spider-Man Day]: Amazing Fantasy #15

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading Back Issues [Spider-Man Day]: Amazing Fantasy #15