Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bring On the Back-ups: "Mourn for the Thorn"

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Way back in the early days of DotGK (two years ago yesterday, t'be exact!), Ol' Groove wrote about how much he dug Rose and the Thorn--but since then, I've not shared a single adventure featuring that Amnesiac Angel. Well, I'm gonna rectify that sitch right here and now, with this classic, creepy, and yeah, kinda campy back-up feature by series creators Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito. From Lois Lane #108 (November 1970), join us while we "Mourn for the Thorn"!


  1. Hey Groovster!
    WOW! I haven't seen or read this since 1970! When I was 9! I always liked Thorn as a boy, but wow! This tale sure was corny! Shades of the old Batman tv series! I never realized Ross Andru was the artist on this Lois Lane back up series.

    I wasn't a big fan of his art, but it grew on me when he took over Spider-Man. About a year after he was on it. I think his Superman vs Spider-Man is what got me to like his artwork. Any way I still loved the Thorn as a boy. I forgot her alter-ego was a short haired blonde. Sort of like Black Canary & Batgirl's Barbra Gordon both wore wigs.

  2. I loved those Rose and Thorn stories.
    To my innocent young mind Thorn seemed just a little bad, while Rose's innocence generated sympathy.
    Hey, a female good-guy Two-face?
    Thanks, Groove!



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