Monday, March 27, 2017

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Deluge!" by Thomas and Trimpe

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with another cool Ka-Zar adventure! This time Herb (Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man) Trimpe has taken over the art chores from his pal Barry (Windsor-) Smith (perhaps because Conan was about to go double-size for Marvel's flirtation with the 52 page, 25 cent format?). Note that Herb, while not directly copying Smith's style, is at least trying to keep the look and feel of Ka-Zar and company consistent. Ol' Groove thinks Happy Herb did a bang-up job on Roy Thomas' scintillating script for "Deluge!" in Astonishing Tales #7 (May 1971). And he did the cover, too! Dig it!

"Hey, Groove! Where's the story from issue 6?" It's right here, baby! Shared that one waaaaaay back in March '09!

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Eerie Sci-Fi

What it is, Groove-ophiles! One of the things Teen Groove really dug about Warren's Eerie mag was the sci-fi shockers that would often populate some issues. The covers to many of those issues were often worth the price of the mag--covers by Vaughn Bode, Basil Gogos, Pat Boyette, Larry Todd, Manuel Sanjulian, Ken Kelly, Jordi Penalva, Jim Laurier, and Romas Kukalis, f'rinstance...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Addicted to Alex Nino: "People of the Dark" by Thomas and Nino

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Roy Thomas and Alex Nino adapted Robert E. Howard's classic "People of the Dark Circle" in Savage Sword of Conan #6 (April 1975). About three-and-a-half years later, that story was reprinted in gi-normous tabloid size and in color in Marvel Treasury Edition #19 (October 1978). While you can't enjoy it in all its humongous glory online, you can still thrill and chill to Nino's incredible artistry right here, right now!


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