Friday, October 15, 2010

Countdown to Halloween 2010! Groove's Faves: Jack Kirby's "The Psychic-Blood-Hound"

What it is, my Groovy Ghoulies! Here's another one of those forgotten faves Ol' Groove loves to excavate from the files of the far-out! This macabre masterpiece was intended for the second issue of Jack Kirby's legendary b&w mag, Spirit World. Plotted by Mark Evanier (though, according to an interview, Kirby tossed out the entirety of Evanier's plot--keeping only the marquee title, "A Piece of the Action"), laid out by the King, finished, inked, and lettered by Mike Royer here it is from Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion #6 (April 1972)..."The Psychic-Blood-Hound"!

And hey, just 'cause Ol' Groove loves ya, baby, here's the tumultuous text-page that goes with the perilous presentation you previously perused!


  1. Hey Groovyone!
    Gotta love the King! Thanks for sharing this forgotten gem with us. I never seen it before, so it was even more special for me to read. Speaking of the KING. One of his & ATLAS/TIMELY/Marvel Comics all time best inkers birthday is tommorrow! "Jolt'in" Joe Sinnott turns 84!

  2. I forgot to add, anyone who'd like to wish Joe Sinnott a Happy 84th. You can do so, by sending him a e-mail on his website. His son Mark runs it.

  3. Groove:

    Another one that wasn't on my radar. I'm learning all kinds of things during my visit to Diversions today!

    As always, thanks for sharing.


  4. Yeah, I wasn't aware Kirby did any anthology mystery stories during his DC run. Great find, Groove!

  5. and that, kids, is why we call him The King! absolutely fantastic!



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