Tuesday, August 25, 2009

If You Blinked You Missed: Bloodstone (the Sequel)

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Y'know, I was just kinda browsing over past posts, making a list of things I'd like to cover in future posts when I noticed a glaring omission on my part. Way back on August 12 of last year, in my premiere "If You Blinked You Missed..." post, I covered Marvel's cosmic caveman Bloodstone--but I didn't post a sampling of the strip. Well, Ol' Groove might be a little slow, but he's nothing if not dependable! So here at last is Ulysses Bloodstone's debut story, "Dweller from the Depths!" by John Warner, Mike Vosburg, and Bob McLeod from Marvel Presents #1 (July 1975).


  1. Cool!
    I loved Blood Stone he always kinda reminded me of a cross between Ka-Zar, Kraven The Hunter & The Night Stalker tv series. I just wish it would've been a monthly B & W monster mag. drawn by Gil Kane & inked by Tom Palmer or Klaus Jansen.Love to see it made into a movie! Thanks for posting this!

  2. Any of the scenarios you suggest would have been indeed far-freakin'-out, Mike! I'll try to post some samples of the b&w Bloodstone stories from the back of Rampaging Hulk before too long.

  3. IMO Bloodstone had unlimited potential but Warner decided to make things too complex - a simple man vs monsters series was the place to start - his conspiracy storyline muddled everything.

    if i could reboot any Marvel character and bring him back it would be Bloodstone.



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