What it is, Groove-ophiles! Yesterday was Jack "King" Kirby's birthday, and there's no way we're gonna let that special day pass by without paying tribute to the man who put so much of the groove in the Groovy Age! For this special occasion, Ol' Groove thought it might be cool to combine a hot topic--DC's upcoming reboot (DCnU)--with Kirby's Groovy Age reboot of Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen! When the DC ads proclaimed "Kirby Is Coming!" few of us ever dreamed he'd make his DC debut on Jimmy Olsen--but he did. And like everything else he ever did, Jolly Jack hit the ground running with truck-loads of ideas and concepts that leaped from the four-color pages and smacked us upside our collective heads. The following superior splashes will give you naught but a taste of the magnificent madness we were digging when we read Jimmy Olsen's mag from issues 133-139 (June 1970-April 1971) and 141-148 (July 1971-January 1972). NOTE: These are only the single-page splashes--Ol' Groove's savin' the double page splashes for another day. Gotta keep ya hangin' on, baby! WARNING! This post gives a new definition to the term "graphics intensive"! Grab a sandwich while it loads!
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As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!