Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "Angel of Jaipur" by DuBay and Severin

Sometimes Ol' Groove just has to sit back and let two masters of the medium let their work do the talking for them. From Creepy #89 (April 1977) here are Bill DuBay and John Severin with..."angel of Jaipur"!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Decent Comics: "Village of the Doomed" by Michelinie and Redondo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! It's time for another forgotten David Michelinie/Nestor Redondo Swamp Thing classic! "Village of the Doomed" from Swamp Thing #18 (June 1975). For some reason, I can relate to this story more in 2017 than I could in 1975. Wonder why...?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "The Runaway and the Rescuer!" by Kraft, Zimmerman, and Chan

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's a little-seen piece from The Hulk! #10 (the first full-color ish of the former Rampaging Hulk magazine) by David Anthony Kraft, Dwight Jon Zimmerman (yep, the acclaimed author), and Ernie Chan. "The Runaway and the Rescuer!" blew Teen Groove away simply because of its existence. A brand new illustrated prose story featuring Ol' Jade Jaws--in full color! Yours truly always loved experimental stuff in his mags, so this was a welcome treat (along with the comics and the articles we'd grown accustomed to).  

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Bob McLeod Covers the Best

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! This past Wednesday, August 9, was Bob McLeod's birthday. Happy birthday, Bob! We're gonna celebrate by looking back at a dozen Marvel-ous covers from the Groovy Age inked by Mr. McLeod (including his first!)--but not just any ol' covers--covers penciled by some of the all-time Marvel greats! Bob is one of those inkers who has a cool, elegant, and organic style that's easily recognizable, but he rarely overpowers the penciler. That's what Ol' Groove thinks, anyway. What sez you?
Pencils by Gil Kane
Pencils by John Buscema

Pencils by Herb Trimpe

Pencils by Gene Colan

Pencils by John Romita

Pencils by Pat Broderick

Pencils by Keith Pollard

Pencils by Frank Miller

Pencils by Mike Zeck

Pencils by Dave Cockrum

Pencils by George Perez
Pencils by Bob McLeod

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Boys from Derby: "The Genius Plant" by Cuti and Staton

What it is, Groove-ophiles! We're only a few short weeks away from the dazzling debut of Charlton Arrow Vol. 2, No. 1 featuring the return of E-Man and Nova! To celebrate, let's truck on back to April 1975 for E-Man #9 and "The Genius Plant!" This one has it all! A powered-up Nova! Teddy Q.! A cool, painted cover ('Cause Charlton had learned that painted covers were cheaper to print than standard comicbook covers! Who'd'a thunk it?)! Mike Mauser! General Dove (who looked like a cross between George C. Scott and Sarge from Sad Sack)! Scientists with big heads! And a villain who used the same tailor as The Red Ghost during the 70s * (talkin' 'bout the one RG wore in Defenders #'s 7-8)! This should hold ya until co-creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton give us a brand new E-Man and Nova adventure next month!

*Here's The Red Ghost's costume for comparison...mebbe they were related?


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