Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Forgotten Batman: "Into the Den of the Death-Dealers!" by O'Neil, Brown, and Giordano

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Yesterday was actually "Batman Day", the official 75th anniversary of our fave Caped Crusader, but since it was Black and White Wednesday, we put our part of the Bat-celebration off 'til today. (Think Alfred will notice?) 

Yeah, it's no secret around here how much Ol' Groove loves The Batman (he's the reason I got into comics, don'tcha know), so the fact that The Darknight Detective is celebrating seventy-five years is mucho important to moi! I've picked an important episode of The Batman's life, his first meeting with Talia, daughter of Ra's Al Ghul, mother of Damien Wayne! Naturally this classic is written by Denny O'Neil and inked by Dick Giordano--two of the most important post-Batman TV show creators--but instead of being penciled by Neal Adams (who did contribute the cover) or Irv Novick, it's penciled by the ever-underrated Bob Brown, who does a fabamundo job! So happy anniversary, Batman! From Detective Comics #411 (March 1971),lets  follow The Batman..."Into the Den of the Death-Dealers!"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "The Vendetta" by Conway and Staton

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Get out the flashlight and pull the covers up over your head, 'cause it's time for a Vampire Tale (from ish 8, October 1974, to be exact)! "The Vendetta" was written by the husband-wife team of Carla and Gerry Conway with art by the great Joe (Dick Tracy, E-Man) Staton! And hey, it may be a vampire tale--but it doesn't suck! (Ouch!)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Addicted to Alex Nino: "Dead Man's Bride" by Oleck and Nino

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Today let's enjoy a macabre masterpiece by two masters of mystery, Jack Oleck and (but of course!) Alex Nino! "Dead Man's Bride" was but one sensational story out of eight from the dynamic two hundred and fifty-fourth issue of the then-Dollar Sized House of Mystery, and it's definitely one of the best! Truck on back to July 1977 with Ol' Groove, won'tcha?


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