Friday, November 25, 2011

Black (and White) Friday: "Scream, the Shrike!" by Warner, Brown, and Nebres

Hey there, bargain hunters! Nothing for sale here in Groove City--just free comicbook wonderment to soothe your weary soul. To make our first annual Black (and White) Friday super-special, Ol' Groove thought it would be cool to share another hard-to-find Bloodstone classic from Marvel's far-out and freaky Rampaging Hulk mag! "Scream, the Shrike!"  by Bloodstone creator John Warner, Batman/Daredevil/Avengers artist Bob Brown, and inker Rudy Nebres appeared in Rampaging Hulk #2 (February 1977), and I always thought it was pretty awesome. It's probably my all-time fave Bob Brown art job (and sadly, one of his last as he lost his battle with leukemia in January of '77). I love that he was allowed to cut loose with some big, giant, powerful-looking monsters (shades of his Silver Age Challengers of the Unknown days!), and I thought Nebres' usually over-powering inks really complimented Brown's art; some of the faces look more Nebres than Brown, but the musculature and poses are pure Bob. Check it out!

















Oh, while it's on my feeble little mind, Ol' Groove's gonna let ya in on a cool bit o'info: coming this Black and White Wednesday, you can read the third Bloodstone saga from Rampaging Hulk (with pencils by Our Pal Sal Buscema). Now you've got something else to look forward to!

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