Thursday, September 18, 2014

Makin' Chaykin: "Duel!" by Kanigher and Chaykin

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! It's time for the Enemy Ace to face the Count of Burgundy...one final time! From Men of War #14 (December 1978) here's "Duel!" by Robert Kanigher and Howard Chaykin!






Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: Who Won..."The Great Superman Movie Contest"? by Mike Gold

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Remember way back in the Summer of 1977 when DC ran the following blurb on all of their covers...

...and this contest form in every mag?

Remember contest pieces like these adorning DC's letter's pages during that fateful summer?


All you had to do was collect enough letters to spell S-U-P-E-R-M-A-N and either C-L-A-R-K or K-A-L-E-L and you could be in Superman: the Movie!

Ever wonder what happened to the two Grand Prize winners? Well, The Amazing World of DC Comics (issue #16, dated December 1977) gave us the lowdown courtesy writer Mike Gold. Read all about it!!



Couldn't resist throwing in this pic of our Superman, Christopher Reeve!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Team-up: "A Monster Walks Among Us!" by Wolfman, Wilson, and Marcos

The Thing and Nighthawk? Who'd'a thunk it? Well, such a team-up actually happened in Marvel Two-In-One #34 (September 1977) courtesy Marv Wolfman, Ron Wilson, and Pablo Marcos. 'Tis one of those heart-string tuggers Wolfman was so good at, but what really makes this particular tale interesting is the glimpse into Kyle (Nighthawk) Richmond's private life--something we rarely saw in his regular nest, The Defenders...















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