Friday, March 18, 2011

Groove's Faves: "The Last Hideout" by O'Neil, Rogers, Nasser, and Colletta

What's happening, Groove-ophiles! Dig on what Ol' Groove's dug up--a far-out featurette featuring Black Lightning, written by Denny O'Neil, with layouts by the late, great Marshall Rogers, pencils by the oh-so-talented Mike Nasser (now Michael Netzer), and inks by Vinnie Colletta. "The Last Hideout" (from World's Finest #259, July 1979) sports such groovy Rogers/Nasser/Colletta art that you almost forget to notice the cool mystery with a macabre twist O'Neil came up with--so watch for it!

3 comments:

  1. Sweet Christmas!
    Holy flashbacks! This is when BL was cool! He always kind of reminded me of Luke Cage Powerman costume wise. It's too bad DC & Marvel didn't keep doing cross overs, I would had loved to see a BL/PM cross over battle/team up.

    Hey groovster, how about blogging on Amazing Spider-Man #123 & Luke Cage Hero for Hire#1. If not atleast the splash pages from those books?

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  2. Good story, great art (Rogers and Netzer are great substitutes for the "main" BL artist, Trevor von Eeden). This reminds me how much I used to love World's Finest and Adventure when they were both dollar comics, because they were packed with entertaining and beautifully drawn gems like this one.

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  3. This gives me hope. I found a beat up copy of Black Lightning #3 where he fights a dork called the Whale. Way lame art and story. I was hoping for something more like this!

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