Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mining for Gold(en)/Tuesday Team-Up: Micronauts and Man-Thing by Mantlo, Golden, and Rubenstein (Or All This and Neal Adams, Too!)

Hoo-hah, Groove-ophiles! Sometimes a comicbook comes along that just punches every "cool" button on the panel, and Micronauts #7 (April 1979) is one of 'em. First off, the premise: sci-fi meets horror as the mini-folk from the Microverse meet the Creature Who Burns All Who Know Fear--mega cool points to writer Bill Mantlo for thinking up such a meeting--and then making seem as natural and likely as Spidey and DD bumping into each other on an NYC rooftop! Next, the art: Michael Golden and Joe Rubinstein. Need I say more? (Okay, ya know Ol' Groove will!) We knew they could handle the far-out fantasy elements of the Micronauts, but their Man-Thing is appropriately slimy and creepy, while their rendition of the Florida swamps makes you almost feel the mosquito bites! And to top it all off: Golden's cover is inked by...Neal Adams! 'Nuff Said? Read on!


Presumptuous Plug Department: Hey, Groove-ophiles! Yet again, Ol' Groove has a comic coming out! My cosmic superhero Ultimus will star in Red Leaf Comics' Daring Adventures #1, set to roll off the presses in a few short weeks. I (in my civilian identity) recently did an interview on the subject for Comic Book Interviews, if you'd like to read more. We now return you to your regularly scheduled diversions...

5 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten all this one. classic stuff. love me some Mike Golden.

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  2. There must be something in the water - I posted on my blog yesterday about something that caught my eye in Micronauts #6: http://knightsky-alienshores.blogspot.com/2011/01/she-did-what.html

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  3. Still the best comic based on a toy line, ever.

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  4. The Micronauts was my first glimpse of Mike Golden's beautiful art and I was hooked from the word go! So much so that I then started collecting all his comic book art that I could find including those wonderful Batman Family issues! I still think that Star Wars N0.38 is one of his all time greats (IMO).

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  5. Always great to revisit some Golden stories.
    Michael Golden had a killer signature some years back - the circular design that contained all the letters of his last name. Why did he change it?

    Often I see stickers on trucks that are a direct rip-off of that classic Golden signature.

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