Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Setting the Pace: "Just a Guy Named 'X'!" by Mantlo, Perez, and McWilliams

Welcome back, Groove-ophiles! All you George Perez fans rejoice! Ol' Groove has dug into the Files of the Far-Out to find another early Perez classic, this one from Power Man #27 (July 1975). "Just a Guy Named 'X'!", a filler written by Bill Mantlo and inked by Al McWilliams, gave us a chance to see how The Pace-Setter would handle a couple things we rarely got to see him draw: a solo super-hero, street-level action. Want Ol' Groove to stifle and let you dig George, Bill, and Al's handiwork? Well, okay!


















Monday, August 31, 2015

Metal Mondays: "The Hand That Shocks the Cradle Rules the World!" by Pasko and Staton

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Metal Monday is back is back with the conclusion to the Metal Men/Dr. Strangeglove mini-epic from Metal Men #53 (May 1977). This time our mad scientist unleashes his Brain Children on Doc Magnus and company in all their weird, wacky glory! Only Martin Pasko and Joe Staton would dare tell the tale of..."The Hand That Shocks the Cradle Rules the World!"
Cover art by Jim Aparo


















Friday, August 28, 2015

Making a Splash: DC Comics 40 Years Ago This Month

Way back in August 1974, Young Groove turned 12 years old. He also had some extra money to spend, and it looks like he spent a lot of it on some choice DC mags. My faves this time around were JLA, Batman, First Issue Special (Mike Grell's Warlord), Adventure, Justice Inc., Jonah Hex, Unknown Soldier, Omac, and Weird Mystery Tales (Kaluta!). Which were yours?
























Our Army At War #286




Tarzan #243

Tarzan Family #60








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