Iron Man, Demon in a bottle.

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This is the latest comic book added to my dads collection.

Written by David Michelinie and Bob Layton

Illustrated by John Romita, Jr, Bob Layton, and Carmine Infantino

“Demon in a Bottle” is a nine-issue story arc concerned with Tony Stark’s alcoholism from the comic book series The Invincible Iron Man (vol. 1), published from issue 120 and ending with the now classic Tony Stark alcoholism cover issue 128, published by Marvel Comics.

“Demon in a Bottle” has been recognised by critics as “the quintessential Iron Man story”,one of the best super-hero sagas of the 1970s, and “one which continues to influence writers of the character today.

The storyline won a 1980 Eagle Award for “Favourite Single Comic Book Story.”

Win Wiacek of Now Read This! said, “The fall and rise of a hero is a classic plot, and it’s seldom been better used in the graphic narrative medium and never bettered in the super-hero field. An adult and very mature tale for kids of all ages, it is an unforgettable instance of triumph and tragedy perfectly told.”

Quick fire questions.

An interview with my dad,

  1. What attracted you to start collecting comic books?

I have always enjoyed fantasy and Science fiction from when I was young and when I was about eight or nine found a monthly fix of 32 pages long of the best type and you can’t get more Fantasy /Science Fiction than the likes of Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men and Fantastic Four etc……

  1. How many comics have you collected over the years?

I have collected so much over the years but the actual number of comic books I would say about 10,000!

  1. What is your favourite comic book that you have?

A stand-alone comic book, I would say The Killing Joke. Story by I would personally say the greatest comic book writer of all time Alan Moore. The beautiful art of Brian Bolland. A Batman story where he plays 2nd fiddle to possibly the definitive portrayal of Batman’s biggest villain the Joker. A genuine must read.

Killingjoke

  1. Who is your favourite comic artist?

I have many early artists from Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita to the modern artists like John Byrne, Jim Lee and John Romita Jnr but I just have so many so difficult to pick just one.

  1. Would you have liked to work in the comic industry?

What fan would not love to work for a large comic book company, if only! I would love to work alongside some of the great comic writers.

My 3 Top Comic Blogs!

1.http://www.comicvine.com/

This is my favourite comic blog that I have found so far, one of their last posts;

The coolest comic book art you won’t see in comics.

Has some of the best artworks I have seen, these are just from doodles and sketches from artist. If you love anything comic related you should definitely check out this site, it has some really great podcasts to check out as well!

2. http://comicsalliance.com/

Comics alliance is a blog of everything comic, they talk about comics, television, artists, cosplay and more!

One of my favourite posts on the blog is;

‘Deadpool’ Production Begins; Vanessa and Weasel Confirmed as Characters

This is because I have been waiting for this film for such a long time! It was a really great read.

This blog also do a best cosplay of the week if you have an inner child you have to love cosplay!

Im in love with cosplay and they have some amazing ones on this blog!

3. http://intercomicspodcast.com/

If your looking for great comic reviews this is the blog you are looking for! one of my favourite posts on this blog is;

The Top 5: Most Underrated Superheroes

This looks at superheroes that deserve more credit than they are getting, Which superhero do you think is underrated? Let me know!

Chew Issue 1.

IMG_0649 Chew is an ongoing series published Image Comics in June 2009, created by John Layman and Rob Guillory. A very low initial print run, currently now on a 4th printing and reprinted in the first wave of the Image First line. An Eisner award-winning comic’s series winning the Best New Series in 2010 and winning the Best Continuing Series in 2011. Chew is set in a world where an out break of bird flu has wiped out over 20 million + Americans and Chicken and other bird meats are now illegal. Our hero is Tony Chu a police detective who is a Cibopath meaning he can get psychic impressions from whatever he eats and yes it does mean nibbling on a murdered corpse to solve a case! A brilliant new twist to a completely mad take on a cop’s series. Even though the early issues are highly sought after and are exchanging hands at premium values. It’s Definitely worth tracking down the gathered issues in the graphic novel format, you won’t be disappointed. The photograph is a first print.