This Week in Comic Book History for the week of May 21, 2013 starts off the X-event called “Revolution” that was all over the X-Men books back in May, 2000.
This Week In Comic Book History for May 15, 2013, starts off with the first appearance of Jason Todd as Robin in Detective Comics #526 published on May 1983. Everything about Jason Todd’s time as Robin has been talked about at least once.
Beginning This Week in Comic Book History for May 8, 2013, we travel to May 11, 2011, for the first issue of Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
Oddly appropriate for the release of Thanos Rising #1 and the current focus on Thanos that this piece of history appeared. April 21, 2010 was the release of the final issue of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy, with issue #25.
The first of the releases from April 13, 2011, is the Battle Chasers Anthology by Joe Madureira. and Munier Sharrieff. Now you may wonder why this is so significant, but for all intents and purposes this is the best collection of Battle Chasers you’re ever going to get.
This Week in Comic Book History on April 6th, 2011 was the release of Marvel’s event “Fear Itself”, or Matt Fraction cutting loose with a storyline involving much of the Marvel Universe getting hammers.
This week in Comic Book History is another themed edition. What theme you may ask? Well, this time it’s X-Men week here. I spotlight a certain selection of special events that happened in the month of March. I feel it’s a good way to wrap up the month, and showing a few fun facts involving the X-Men at the same time. I had fun with the Batman themed one last week, and this is a fitting follow up.
I can already tell you this is going to be an unusual edition of “This Week in Comic Book History” for March 20, 2013, why you ask? I looked, there were, as far as I can tell, no monumental comics that came out this week in history. What did happen though, surprised me. Welcome to the Batman themed “This Week in Comic Book History”.
To start off This Week in Comic Book History for Mar. 13, 2013, I’d like to make note of the one year anniversary of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples highly acclaimed Saga from Image Comics. Setting the comic book world on fire, Saga has managed to find a place in the hearts of everyone that’s read it, including my own.
This Week in Comic Book History for March 5th, 2013 begins with a “death” of sorts, the death of Steve Rogers as Captain America on March 7th, 2007, in the aftermath of the Marvel Universe Civil War. Now while this wasn’t a permanent death by any means, it was notable because of who died.
This Week in Comic Book History for February 27th, 2013 has been a strange one, it cuts a bit into March, so I figure we’ll get a couple March comics out of the way for this one. Beginning with one fun fact of February and then off to the early stages of next month. Let us begin our beautiful experience in the wonderful world of comic book history.
I have to say, I like a lot of what I’ve found in researching this week’s edition of “This Week in Comic Book History”. At first I was having a rough time in finding anything compelling or at least anything I could give detail into, see there’s a lot I know, but research is key in this adventure. Now for this week, I found myself diving into a recent favorite of mine, a fun memory of a great team-up series, and finishing the festival off to look into the life of one immensely under appreciated artist.
Last week’s column that was one was one of the most personal pieces I’ve written to date. Steve Gerber is one of my favorite creators and to be able to pay tribute to him was an honor for me. That I managed to also connect one of my favorite creators to Jack Kirby, who is a creator I also respect deeply, amazed me. If you haven’t read it, I recommend taking another look at that one. I’m immensely proud of this piece and I’d love for as many eyes to read it as humanly possible. You’d all be my best friends forever. Now onto “This Week in Comic Book History” for February 13th, 2013.
I’m not going to lie here, this is going to be the most somber “This Week in Comic Book History” I will ever do. Two of them involve creators that have had great influence in the comic history, one of them is obvious, and the other is one that’s more personal to me than anything else. These two creators also connect in a way I didn’t quite expect them to. This is one of the more emotional columns I’ve ever written.