Friday, January 20, 2017

Making a Splash: P. Craig Russell's War of the Worlds/Killraven

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! For Ol' Groove, one of the highest-of-the-high-points of Marvel in the Groovy Age was Don McGregor's War of the Worlds/Killraven run in Amazing Adventures. With artists like Herb Trimpe, Rich Buckler, and Gene Colan, McGregor took Roy Thomas' cool idea (H.G. Wells' Martians return to conquer Earth) and elevated it into a unique, way ahead of it's time sci-fi strip. When neo-artist P. Craig Russell joined him as artist (A. A. issues 27-32, 34-37 (layouts only on 35-36), and 39, August 1974-August 1976 ) the comic became legendary. Russell's art was as unique and cool as McGregor's writing, with both men elevating the comics medium with each passing issue. Russell is a master, there is no doubt, and even his early work showed a style that stood out from all the rest...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Boys from Derby: "Baku the Dream Eater" by Tom Sutton

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Well, today we're gonna take a look at Charlton Comics getting cosmic--via the genius of Tom Sutton! Yep, "Baku the Dream Eater," from Ghostly Haunts #55 (July 1977) makes no bones about its being a part of the Cthulhu Mythos, name dropping both Cthulhu and Soggoth! Dig it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: Alex Nino Original DC Art

The fellas from the Philippines could draw comics, Groove-ophiles! So many fine illustrators (like yesterday's Nestor Redondo, to name one) that blew us away during the Groovy Age, especially at DC. Ol' Groove's fave was (c'mon, let's say it together)...Alex Nino. Here are some a-freakin'-mazing splash pages from a variety of DC mags...

Oh, man! Tell your eyes they're welcome!


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