Category Archives: Back Issue Spotlight

Back Issue Spotlight #031: Issue 300s

Bob and John discuss a couple of issue 300s to celebrate 300 episodes of the Weekly Comics Spotlight.

Links:
Hellblazer #300 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=267149
Amazing Spider-Man #300 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=2422
300 HC @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=41796
300 #1 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1372
300 #2 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1373
300 #3 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1374
300 #4 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1375
300 #5 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=1376

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Back Issue Spotlight #030: Question – Poisoned Ground

Bob Bretall is joined by Jason Newcomb from StashMyComics.com to discuss The Question (1987) #7-12 by Denny O’Neil and Denys Cowan.

Links:
The Question (1987) #7 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17703
The Question (1987) #8 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17705
The Question (1987) #9 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17706
The Question (1987) #10 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17707
The Question (1987) #11 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17708
The Question (1987) #12 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=17709
Question Vol. 2 TPB @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=127239

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Back Issue Spotlight #029: Issue #200s

Bob and John discuss a couple of issue #200s to celebrate 200 episodes of the Weekly Comics Spotlight.

Links:
Justice League of America #200 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=59545
Fantastic Four #200 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28572
Uncle Scrooge #200 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=121163

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Back Issue Spotlight #028: Guardians of the Galaxy – Earth Shall Overcome

Bob Bretall is joined by Paul Spataro to discuss the early appearances of the Guardians of the Galaxy, from their first outing in Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (1969) to their revival as guest-stars in a number of Marvel books in 1974-1975.

Links:
Marvel Super-Heroes #18 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=40009
Marvel Two-In-One #4 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=38917
Marvel Two-In-One #5 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=38919
Giant-Size Defenders #5 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28072
Defenders #26 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36287
Defenders #27 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36288
Defenders #28 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36289
Defenders #29 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36291
Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcome HC @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=169615
Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcome (Direct Market) HC @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=169616
Marvel Premiere Classics #24 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=170416
Marvel Premiere Classics #24 (DM edition) @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=172373
Essential Defenders Vol. 2 TPB @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=74551

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Back Issue Spotlight #026: Moon Knight Begins

Bob Bretall is joined by DC inker Dave Beaty to discuss the early days of Moon Knight, from his beginning in Werewolf by Night through the initial teaming of Doug Moench and Bill Sienkiewicz as a back-up in The Hulk magazine.

Links:
Red Star @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Star

Werewolf By Night #32 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=44871
Werewolf By Night #33 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=68148
Marvel Spotlight #28 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=35230
Marvel Spotlight #29 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=35231
Hulk! Magazine #11 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92478
Hulk! Magazine #12 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92479
Hulk! Magazine #13 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92480
Hulk! Magazine #14 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92481
Hulk! Magazine #15 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92482
Hulk! Magazine #17 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92484
Hulk! Magazine #18 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92485
Hulk! Magazine #20 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=92487
Marvel Preview #21 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=85981
Moon Knight Special Edition #1 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=11488
Moon Knight Special Edition #2 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=11489
Moon Knight Special Edition #3 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=11490
Essential Moon Knight TPB @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=68143
Marvel Premiere Classics #50 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=192039
Marvel Premiere Classics #50 (Direct Market) @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=211819
Moon Knight Countdown to Dark HC @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=210618

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Back Issue Spotlight #025: Avengers/Defenders War

Bob Bretall is joined by Paul Spataro to discuss the first significant Marvel crossover, The Avengers-Defenders War that appeared in Avengers #115-118 and Defenders #8-11 in the summer of 1975.

Links:
Red Star @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Star

Avengers #115 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=20171
Avengers #116 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=20172
Avengers #117 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=20173
Avengers #118 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=20173
Defenders #8 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36219
Defenders #9 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36220
Defenders #10 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36221
Defenders #11 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=36222
Avengers/Defenders War TPB @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=65360
Avengers/Defenders War HC @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=107450
Marvel Premiere Classics #6 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=155870
Marvel Premiere Classics #6 (DM edition) @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=155871

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Back Issue Spotlight #024: 20th Century Boys v1-2

Bob Bretall is joined by manga enthusiast (and reviewer of manga for IGN) Al Sparrow to discuss manga master Naoki Urasawa’s “20th Century Boys” volumes 1 and 2.

Links:
20th Century Boys @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Boys

20th Century Boys v1 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=169838
20th Century Boys v2 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=169839

20th Century Boys v1 @ InStockTrades.com: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Viz-Media/NAOKI-URASAWA-20TH-CENTURY-BOYS-GN-VOL-01/NOV084306
20th Century Boys v2 @ InStockTrades.com: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Viz-Media/NAOKI-URASAWA-20TH-CENTURY-BOYS-VOL-2-GN/JAN094526

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Back Issue Spotlight #023: Red Star: The Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate

Bob Bretall is joined by long time ComicBookPage contributer and co-host of the Kryptographik podcast Damian Smith to discuss the first story arc of the excellent and often overlooked series “Red Star” by Christian Gossett. This first arc (“The Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate”) was originally presented in issues #1-4 of the first Red Star series from Image published between June 2000 and January 2001.

Links:
Red Star @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Star

Red Star: The Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate Hardcover @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=132110
Red Star: The Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate Trade Paperback @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=112728
Red Star #1 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16219
Red Star #2 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16220
Red Star #3 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16221
Red Star #4 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16222

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Back Issue Spotlight #022: Marvel Team-Up #80-85

John and Lin Workman discuss Marvel Team-Up #80-85 featuring Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Clea, Satana, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Shangi-Chi.

Links:
Marvel Team Up #80 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28889
Marvel Team Up #81 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=47817
Marvel Team Up #82 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28892
Marvel Team Up #83 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28897
Marvel Team Up #84 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28899
Marvel Team Up #85 @ Comicbookdb.com: http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=28902

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Back Issue Spotlight #021: Paul Levitz Legion of Super-Heroes Year 1 Featuring the Great Darkness Saga

Bob and John discuss the first year of Paul Levitz’ run on Legion of Super-Heroes (#284-296 + Annual 1), including the legendary “Great Darkness Saga.”

Great Darkess Saga reading Key:
Legion of Super-Heroes #287 – Backup story (7 pgs)
Legion of Super-Heroes #289 – p 11 & 12
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 – p 18, 19, 20, 24, 26 (1 panel per page)
Legion of Super-Heroes #290-294

Links:
The Great Darkness Saga @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Darkness_Saga

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition Hardcover @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=215098
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga Trade Paperback @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=64165
Legion of Super-Heroes #284 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8083
Legion of Super-Heroes #285 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8086
Legion of Super-Heroes #286 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8087
Legion of Super-Heroes #287 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8088
Legion of Super-Heroes #288 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8092
Legion of Super-Heroes #289 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8093
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8257
Legion of Super-Heroes #290 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8094
Legion of Super-Heroes #291 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8095
Legion of Super-Heroes #292 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8096
Legion of Super-Heroes #293 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8097
Legion of Super-Heroes #294 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8098
Legion of Super-Heroes #295 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8100
Legion of Super-Heroes #296 @ ComicBookdb.com: http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=8101

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