Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Feast 2017! "Orvie's Rapid Rises" by Stanley and company

Welcome back, Groove-ophiles! Let's check out one of Young Groove's favorite non-super-hero heroes, O.G. Whiz! Created by the immortal John Stanley, O.G. seemed to some to be Gold Key's answer to Richie Rich, but to me (and no doubt many other kids), O.G. was way, way cooler. He ran a toy company for cryin' out loud! And he dressed a lot better than R.R., too. I suppose it was kind of a Superman/Batman thing for me. I always dug Batman more than Superman because (as many others have wisely said): you could become Batman but you had to be born Superman. Same with O.G. and Richie! You could become O.G., but you had to be born Rich! Here are quite possibly some of John Stanley's final comics--from O.G. Whiz #1 (November 1970), it's the origin of O.G. Whiz in "Orvie's Rapid Rises!"

See ya in 6 hours for the main course, Groove-ophiles!

Thanksgiving Feast 2017! "Why So Pale, Henry Lad?" by Celardo and "Burnt Offerings" by Barr and Delbo

To all our Groove-ophiles in the U.S.: Happy Thanksgiving! To the rest of ya: Happy Thursday! Today's the day we feast on fun comics that were released during November during the Groovy Age! Every 6 hours today, Ol' Groove is gonna unleash comicbook goodies upon yer waiting eyes and brain! Are you ready? Then here we go!

We're starting our 2017 feast with a double-shot of sci-fi fun! "Why So Pale, Henry Lad?" was written by an unidentified Gold Key author and gloriously illustrated by John Celardo (who drew many a cool Batman tale in the later 70s) for Twilight Zone #54 (November 1973)...

For Thanksgiving in 1980 DC's revived Mystery In Space #116 gave us an extremely cool cover by Jim Starlin with a cool Mike W. Barr story illustrated by Groovy Age DC mainstay Jose Delbo. Here's hoping your Thanksgiving meal doesn't include any..."Burnt Offerings!"

See ya again at 6:02 a.m. for a light breakfast, baby!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black and White Wednesay: "The Time Eater!" by Butterworth and Neary

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! 'Tis the day before Thanksgiving here in the U.S. of A., so how's about a succulent sci-fi snack before we move on to tomorrow's annual feast! From Vampirella #40 (December 1974), here's Jack Butterworth and Paul Neary with..."The Time Eater!" (And no, Irving, it's not about FaceBook!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Decent Comics: "The Trail of the Ring" by Skeates and Aparo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's the second classic SAG (Steve Skeates/Jim Aparo/Dick Giordano) Aquaman story--"The Trail of the Ring" from Aquaman #41 (July 1968). The memories of these Aquaman stories are special to Ol' Groove, as they were instrumental in helping me transition from cartoons to comicbooks. No, I couldn't read 'em yet (I was about a month shy of being five), but Mom or Dad would read them to me and I really, really dug Jim Aparo's art. (Still do!) Does this take you back...?

Oh, and don't ever think Sir Steve has lost his knack for writing underwater super-heroes! Keep your eyes peeled for this magnificent mag, headed your way in early 2018...


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