Friday, December 19, 2014

Making a Splash: George Perez's Fantastic Four

While the Fantastic Four doesn't seem to get much respect these days, during the Groovy Age Marvel's flagship title was still tons-o-fun! Did'ja know that during the mid-to-late 70s, Pace-Setter George Perez penciled over a dozen issues of The World's Greatest Comic Magazine? While he wasn't the regular artist (he rotated with Rich Buckler,  the Brothers Buscema, and Ron Wilson for most of his run), his hip energy infused Marvel's First Family with an energy that hadn't been seen for quite a while. Check 'em out. from FF issues 164-167, 170, (George drew most of 171, but Rich Buckler provided the first three pages), 172, 176-178, 184-188, 191-192 (August 1975-December 1978), plus the splashes from the 1979 FF Annual #14!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bring On the Back-ups: "Mission Catch a Killer" by O'Neil, Netzer, and Austin

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove is comin' at ya with another rarity--the J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars mini-series/back-up from Adventure Comics #449-451 (October 1976-February 1977) and the pulse-pounding conclusion from World's Finest Comics #245 (March 1977). No, Irving, we're not running them all today! We've gotta have something to keep you coming back, don't we? We're gonna start with the first chapter, "Mission Catch a Killer" by Denny O'Neil, Michael Netzer (as Mike Nasser), and Terry Austin, and keep 'em coming for the next few weeks. Man, don't'cha just dig that Netzer/Austin art?

Stay on your toes, Groove-ophiles! Chapter 2, guest-starring Supergirl will head your way soon!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "Only Losers Win!" by Margopoulos and Chaykin

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Sci-fi race car driving by Rich Margopoulos and Howard Chaykin! "Only Losers Win!" comes from Creepy #64 (July 1974)--and it'll make your pulse race! Vrrrooom!!


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