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Monday, August 3, 2015

Metal Mondays: "Dr. Strangeglove and the Brain Children" by Pasko and Staton

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with another installment of Metal Mondays! Today we're checking out Metal Men #52 (March 1977) written and drawn by Martin Pasko and Joe Staton!. Things were getting even wilder and weirder with "Dr. Strangeglove and the Brain Children". Staton, having worked on one of the all-time greatest satirical super-heroes, E-Man, was perfect for Pasko's increasingly satirical and over-the-top story lines. Of course, Mr. Pasko might have been inspired to go gonzo because of having teamed up with Staton. Whatever the reason, this is one wild and woolly Metal Men masterpiece!
Cover art by Walt Simonson

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Groove's Fave Limited Collectors' Edition Covers

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! One of the coolest things about the Groovy Age was DC's tabloid-sized Limited Collectors' Editon mags. Page after page of reprints from the DC vaults under glorious cardstock covers. Here are  my faves. C.C. Beck. Joe Kubert. Jim Aparo. Dick Giordano. Neal Adams. Mike Grell. What were yours?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Our Pal" Sal: "A World My Enemy!" by Thomas, S. Buscema, Mooney, and Esposito

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with more superior scribblings featuring Our Pal, Sal Busecma! This time we're going way back to one of Sal's earliest jobs--his first issue of Sub-Mariner! By the time Sub-Mariner #25 (February 1970) hit the spinner-racks, Sal had become an established inker and was making quite a name for himself as a penciler (mainly on The Avengers). Some of the best issues of Subby's mag came to us via the Roy Thomas/Sal Buscema team, and this one is just the beginning! Dig it!!

 Oh, yeah, the nice, crisp, detailed inks were provided by Jim Mooney and Mike Esposito (moonlighting as Joe Gaudioso)!


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