Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Back Issues [Robin Month]: Detective Comics #38

Back Issues [Batman’s Debut]: Detective Comics #27

Although the twenty-seventh issue of Detective Comics was cover-dated May 1939, the issue was actually released in March 1939, meaning that it was in this month that readers were first introduced to perhaps DC Comics’ most popular character, the Batman. Accordingly, March is the perfect time to celebrate the Caped Crusader and his iconic debut. … Continue reading Back Issues [Batman’s Debut]: Detective Comics #27

Back Issues [Iron Man’s Debut]: Tales of Suspense #39

Anthony “Tony” Stark/Iron Man first lived, walked, and conquered in the pages of Tales of Suspense #39, published in March 1963 and brought to life by Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Don Heck. Since then, ol’ shellhead has gone through numerous different armours, served on Marvel’s premier super team, the Avengers, struggled with … Continue reading Back Issues [Iron Man’s Debut]: Tales of Suspense #39

Back Issues [Captain America’s Debut]: Captain America Comics #1

First appearing in March 1941, Marvel Comics’ star-spangled super soldier, Steve Rogers/Captain America, has become one of Marvel’s most recognisable and celebrated characters not just for his super patriotism or for famously punching out Adolf Hitler, but also for being a prominent member and leader of Marvel’s premier super team, the Avengers. Having successfully made … Continue reading Back Issues [Captain America’s Debut]: Captain America Comics #1

Back Issues [Daredevil’s Debut]: Daredevil #1

Blind lawyer Matt Murdock first made his debut in Daredevil #1 in April of 1964 and was co-created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with input from the legendary Jack Kirby. While perhaps not as mainstream as characters like Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Daredevil has become one of Marvel Comics’ greatest creations and has featured … Continue reading Back Issues [Daredevil’s Debut]: Daredevil #1

Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

Back in February 1974, Spider-Man/Peter Parker faced a new enemy in the form of Frank Castle, the Punisher, a veteran of the Vietnam War turned bloodthirsty vigilante. The Punisher separated himself from other, traditional costumed heroes by his willingness to kill and uncompromising, suicidal one-man war on crime and what better way to celebrate the … Continue reading Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98

Wade W. Wilson (also known as “Deadpool”) was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld and first appeared in The New Mutants #98 in February 1991. Though originally little more than a cold-blooded mercenary, the wise-cracking “Merc With a Mouth” went on to become one of the few comic book characters to be aware that they are comic book … Continue reading Back Issues [Deadpool’s Debut]: The New Mutants #98

Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #4

Well, we’re in the last week of October and Halloween is this weekend. If you’ve been following my blog this month, you’ll know that, as a means to generate some fitting content for the season, I’ve been taking a look back at Resident Evil: Fire and Ice, a four-issue comic book series published by WildStorm … Continue reading Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #4

Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #3

It’s October and Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to mark the occasion and bring some extra views of any self-respecting content creator’s blog than by taking a look back at Resident Evil: Fire and Ice, a four-part comic book series published by WildStorm between 2000 and 2001. WildStorm had previously … Continue reading Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #3

Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #2

It’s October, which means it’s Halloween and it’s the duty of every content creator to do some kind of horror-themed content. As a result, I’m taking a look back at WildStorm’s second series of Resident Evil comic books, the four-issue Fire and Ice series published between 2000 and 2001. This time around, WildStorm have ditched … Continue reading Back Issues: Resident Evil: Fire and Ice #2