Friday, December 2, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Someone Stole Marvel's Crayons!

Monochrome covers, baby! How cool were they? During the late 60s/early 70s, Mighty Marvel experimented with a few--sometimes to awesome effect! Now all of the following comics aren't purely monochromatic--there are some other colors, but usually only two or three (I drew the line at more than three colors--that's why you don't see Avengers #73). It's like, the colorists only had two or three crayons with which to create these masterpieces. Were stolen crayons really involved? Did the colorists just get lazy? Was publisher Martin Goodman trying to save some moolah? Only Irving Forbush knows for sure--and he ain't tellin'!
Cover art by Gene Colan and Dan Adkins

Cover art by John Buscema

Cover art by Gene Colan and Vinnie Colletta

Cover art by Marie Severin and John Verpoorten

Cover art by Dick Ayers and John Severin

Cover art by Herb Trimpe and John Severin with John Buscema

Cover art by George Tuska with John Romita

Cover art by Jack Kirby and Vinnie Colletta

Cover art by Don Heck and George Tuska

Cover art by Jim Steranko

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Boys from Derby: "Death Is Driving!" by Gill and Morisi

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! It's another Vengeance Squad adventure courtesy Joe Gill and Pete Morisi (PAM)--"Death Is Driving!" Truck on back with Ol' Groove to December 1975 (though the scans are from the 1977 Modern Comics reprint) and lets check out Vengeance Squad #5!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: "The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Phantom Burglar!" by Lee and Romita

More Smilin' Stan this week, Groove-ophiles? Why not! We all know (we do, don't we?) that the Amazing Spider-Man has been web-slinging his way through newspapers via the funny pages for almost forty years. But, did'ja know that Stan Lee and John Romita put together a presentation consisting of twelve days worth of Spidey strips way back in the late 60s--that was rejected by the syndicates? True! The proof can be found in two 1970 issues of Marvel's short-lived fanzine, Marvelmania issues 3 and 4! See? Read it right here, right now..."The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Phantom Burgler!"


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