iFlashback! March 10th, 2004

It’s time for an iFlashback, a weekly feature in which we take a look at some comics that were on sale nine years ago. So jog down memory lane with me. The date is March 10th, 2004 (it was a leap year in 2004, so we are a day off now) the number one film at the box office is still The Passion of the Christ and these are some of the books that are on the stands at your local comic shop.



Action Comics #813

By Michael Turner, Joe Kelly, Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder


Iron Fist #1

By James Mullany, Kevin Lau, Udon


JSA #59

By Geoff Johns, Sean Phillips


Avengers/Thunderbolts #1

By Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza, Barry Kitson, Gary Erskine


Powers #37

By Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming

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Street Angel #1

By Brian Maruca, Jim Rugg


JLA #94

By John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway


Stormwatch: Team Achilles #20

By Micah Ian Wright, C.P. Smith, Eric Nguyen


She-Hulk #1

By Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo, Marcelo Sosa

That was the week that was in comics. Future Afrodisiac artist Jim Rugg pops up with Street Angel, Dan Slott makes his first appearance on one of his most popular books, and Powers ends it’s run at Image comics before moving over to Icon. Lots of cool stuff! Did you read any of the books that came out this week? If so, let us know what you thought of them.


  1. Man, Slott’s She-Hulk run was so good. They need to put out an omnibus of that stuff. Bobilo’s art was sort of up and down, bu that series was just so much fun otherwise.

    • seconded. Really enjoyed all of She-Hulk I had a chance to read, just a fun book. Even the trades are OOP, and way too expensive to justify picking up, Marvel really needs to get on the ball and reprint this series in some format or other.

    • Thirded. A damn fine series if I say so myself. An omnibus may not happen due to the crossovers as well as the writer changes (I believe Peter David took this over after Slott but I could be wrong)

  2. Man i love all the old Wildstorm series they put on these flashbacks.Unfortunately the Authority had gone downhill when Miller took over and Team Achilles was hardly worthy of holding the name “Stormwatch”.

  3. As Deena Pilgrim’s number one fan I gotta show some love for that cover

  4. Ironically, I picked up JLA #94, because it combined John Byrne, Chris Claremont and Jerry Ordway. I loved Ordway’s stuff on All-Star Squadron and The Power of Shazam! The story was just okay, but it built to something more. I read Ordway’s recent blog about being 50 and looking for work in comics. I’d love it if he could get the Earth 2 gig. Not that the art on Earth 2 is bad or that I don’t like the art team. I like Ordway.

    I wish I had picked up JSA and Iron Fist. I think I might have picked up Powers #37.

  5. Hurray for Street Angel!

  6. Avengers/Thunderbolts was fantastic! Unlike many of those “crossovers”, Busiek was familiar with writing both teams, and so all the characters sounded like themselves.

    I was actually rooting for the Thunderbolts through the whole thing. I know it’s not the best analogy but classic Thunderbolts (as in the Busiek/Nicieza eras) was kinda like The Shield (the TV show) of Marvel comics, where you would root for the “good guys” even when they’re doing bad things and you don’t wanna root for them.

  7. The only one I got was Action Comics and that was the only issue I read from Godfall, pretty good issue tho, been meaning to get the tpb since then(10 years ago), wow, good going D.
    Got the following issue of JLA and one or two other.Not bad imo for a run that was slaughtered by comic readers.

  8. I was in 8th grade when these came out all I was reading at that time that I can remember was spiderman. But looking at this list I’m now wishing I was able to pick up a couple of those titles back when I had the chance.

  9. I can’t quite get over the audacity of John Byrne to place his signature slap bang in the middle of that cover image. Subtle, Mr Byrne.

  10. I loved Afrodisiac and it was one of josh’s best recommendations when it was Book of the Month. Will have to find Street Angel when I get the chance in NYCC.

    Here are some other big events, births, and deaths to occur on March 10th:

    -1876: The first successful telephone call by Alexander Graham Bell. “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
    -1977: Rings are found on Uranus (ha!)

    -1940: Chuck Norris (of course he cut the umbilical cord)
    -1957: Osama Bin Laden

    -Jean Giraud (AKA Moebius)

  11. Man,I never knew that Ironfist series existed! Anygood??

  12. That was a cool Avengers/Thunderbolts mini, love that JSA cover and the Michael Turner Supes one. Haven’t read any of these but the Kurt Busiek Avengers/Tbolts.