Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "Frankenstein Book II, Chapter 1" by Tom Sutton with Dan Adkins

HoOOOWs it shakin', Groove-ophiles! Y'know, Mary Shelly's immortal Monster has always been one of comics' favorite subjects. During the Golden Age, even during the Silver Age when monsters weren't allowed in comics, and of course during the Groovy Age, Frankenstein's Man-Mockery found his way into those hallowed pulp-papered pages. Marvel had a Frankenstein's Monster. DC Had a Frankenstein's Monster. Even Skywald had a Frankenstein's Monster thanks to Tom Sutton (under his "Sean Todd" moniker). Beginning in Skywald's Psycho #3 (cover-dated May 1971), Sutton and inker Dan Adkins gave us "Frankenstein Book II". The series ran in issues 3-6, and returned in various issues of Nightmare and Scream under other hands. 'Tis Titanic Tom's version that Ol' Groove loves best, though--and you, you lucky Groove-ophile you, get to check it out right now! (All this and a Boris Vallejo cover, too!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Groove's Faves: "All In the Family..." by Skrenes and Wrightson

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's a sizzlin' short-shocker by Mary Skrenes (under her pen-name of Virgil North) and Berni Wrightson from House of Mystery #204 (May 1972)! It's "All In the Family...", but with nary an Archie, Edith, Gloria, or Meathead in sight! Ah, well, it's a cool story anyway...

Monday, October 20, 2014

MOKF Monday: "Warriors of the Golden Dawn Part 1: The Phoenix and the Snake" by Moench, Zeck, and Day

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today's the big day! All of our previous MOKF Mondays have been leading up to Master of Kung Fu #83 (September 1979) and Part one of "Warriors of the Golden Dawn"! Doug Moench, Mike Zeck, Gene Day and company lay it all on us with this one--all the hows, whats, and whys behind the insidious Fu Manchu's return and evil machinations!  Prepare to face..."The Phoenix and the Snake"!

Thanx max_renn for the scans!


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