Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "...The Narrative of Skut" by Hewetson and Collado

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! It's been a while since we shared a gangster-themed ghost story, hasn't it? (!) Here's one from Skywald's Psycho Magazine #17 (January 1974) "...The Narrative of Skut" by Archaic Al Hewetson and Luis Collado!







Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Explanation" by Skeates, Aparo, and Giacoia

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! It's the wrap-up of the "Aquaman vs. the Mob" mini-saga that's been running in the past couple issues of Aquaman. Thanks to Mera (and writer Steve Skeates and penciler Jim Aparo and guest-inker Frank Giacoia), we find out why Aquaman was where he was and why he was doing what he was doing (howzat for spoiler free?) in..."The Explanation!" And that explanation was found in Aquaman #46 (May 1969). Can you dig it?
Cover art by Nick Cardy
























Monday, June 18, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: A Loving Look At Marvel Treasury Edition #1 Featuring the Spectacular Spider-Man

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Remember that giddy feeling you'd get when you'd see an ad for a mag that you just had to have? Young Groove got that feeling a lot, especially, it seems, when it came to gi-normous comicbooks. Like those promised in this DC ad:

That one kept me on the prowl for weeks. But nothing. No-THING beat this ad for what would have to be the absolute greatest Spider-Man collection of all time:

Young Groove bought a comic he didn't even want just to get that ad. I'd stare at that ad, as if a genii was going to appear and give me a copy. That didn't happen, natch, but I did  get a copy the day it went on sale...from a musty drug store shelf about three hours from my home (after searching every store in Harlan, KY). And it was worth it! Just check out the goodies and splashes from the enormous 100 page hunk of comicbook heaven that was Marvel Treasury Edition #1 (which went on sale on this very date in 1974)…



An awesome original feature just for MTE#1 by Gerry Conway and Marie Severin











Sigh. Man, Ol' Groove loves this comic!

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