My Top 10 Books About Comic Books

#10 Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere #9 The System of Comics #8 The Ten-Cent Plague #7 Kirby: King of Comics #6 Supergods #5 The New Mutants: Superheros and the Radical Imagination of American Comics #4 Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby #3 Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of…

My Top Ten 80’s Independent Comics

Very early on in my foray into comic collecting I was introduced to the independent comics scene. The 80’s had a boom of independent publishers who were approaching the medium different than the “big two”. When I first started to collect comics seriously I had to frequent numerous grocery stores and 7-11’s to get my…

Favorite Cover Friday #39

Superman #3 Cover Artist: John Byrne & Terry Austin Not a big fan of Superman, but I really enjoy Byrne’s run on the character.

My Favorite Marvel Limited Series of the 80’s

Marvel Superhero Contest of Champions June 1982 – August 1982 Wolverine September 1982 – December 1982 Magik December 1983 – March 1984 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe January 1983 – May 1984 The Jack of Hearts January 1984 – April 1984 Kitty Pryde and Wolverine November 1984 – April 1985 Machine Man October…

Favorite Cover Friday #38

Daredevil #182 Cover Artist: Frank Miller Just one of the most gut wrenching emotionally devastating covers of its day.

Favorite Cover Friday #37

Moon Knight #38 Cover Artist: M.W. Kaluta Kaluta is such a great and often times underrated artist. His cover art in comics is absolutely fantastic. Moon Knight is also criminally underrated, have always been a fan and encourage you to check out the recent series.

Favorite Cover Friday #36

Batman/Grendel #1 Cover Artist : Matt Wagner I believe this is the first crossover of a character from Marvel/DC and a character from an independent comic. Two of my favorites together. Good read, but you need to know a little about Grendel to not feel lost in the plot.

Favorite Cover Friday #35

The Spectre #1 Cover Artist: Tom Mandrake Ostrander and Mandrake’s 62 issue run is really good, the definitive representation of the character in my opinion. The cover was also bad ass because it glowed in the dark. Just one of many gimmicky covers that littered the 90’s comics landscape.

Favorite Cover Friday #34

Jonny Quest #5 Cover Artist – Dave Stevens I’m a huge Jonny Quest fan and this run by Comico comics is fantastic. I highly recommend adding this run to your collection.