Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Thanksgiving Feast: Goodwin, Ditko, Wood, Chaykin, and Starlin

Happy Thanksgiving, Groove-ophiles! I hope you're having a great day. Me, I've been slaving over a hot keyboard to bring you a veritable feast of comicbook greatness. Each one of the following magnificent mags first appeared on the stands in November, 1974. Rather than spend a bunch of time rappin' about these four-color classics, Ol' Groove is just gonna serve 'em up and let you scarf 'em down. Besides, these mags are so great, my describing 'em would be a sin akin to putting peanut butter and mayonnaise on grandma's home made dressing! Bon appetite!

Let's start with a tasty appetizer, shall we? Here's a good one! The Destructor #1 by Archie Goodwin, Steve Ditko, and Wally Wood !


Next, have a heaping helping of Howard Chaykin's The Scorpion #1!


And now for the main course, Ol' Grooves all-time favorite single issue: Strange Tales #178's "Who Is Adam Warlock?" by Jim Starlin!

8 comments:

  1. ah, them's was the days! & each one a bonafide classic!

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  2. ah, them's the days! & every one a bonafide classic! sweet!

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  3. Loved those Adam Warlock issues; they are among my favorite comics.

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  4. Man, I love those old Atlas books. I still see them all the time in quarter boxes. And the Warlock story is one of the earlier comics I remember reading, cementing Starlin as a favorite for me.

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  5. this bog is irritating as hell! now i have to go re-buy those ditko/wood DESTRUCTOR issues. :)

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  6. This is great stuff. I'm enjoying the Warlock story but you seem to have missed the link to page 16.

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  7. Thanks for catching that, Chris! The old blogger bugaboos. I've got it working now.

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