Friday, October 12, 2012

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Kane and Palmer Made Me Buy These!

Here's a stack of Marvel-ously magnificent and totally cool covers from the super-team of Gil Kane and Tom Palmer. Young Groove had no choice but to plunk down dimes, nickels, and quarters when faced with such in-your-face awesomeness staring out of the spinner rack! What would you have done? Huh? Huh?







8 comments:

  1. Great team Kane and Palmer. I used to own most of these as a kid. Can you round up some John Buscema with Joe Sinnot on inks. Not a huge Buscema fan but those old Fantastic Four's with Joe Sinnot's inks were some of the bets drawn comics ever.

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    1. A Buscema/Sinnott FF post? Sound like a fab idea to moi! Stay tuned!

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  2. The 1960's & 70's were truly the Marvel Age of comics! Gil Kane was truly Marvel's #1 cover artist in the 70's! Tom Palmer was the icing on the cake! With his great use of shadows & zip-a-tone! I loved/love zip-a-tone! It gave everything a 3-D effect & a feel of depth! So it pulled you into the cover/art itself!Rock on Groovy One your the Man! ok the Old Man! LOL Congrads again Grandpa! Live Long & Prosper!

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  3. Dear Mr Groove,
    I remember back in the day,when we all were so much younger
    (Friday May 25 2012 to be exact)that you,O keeper of cool,
    wrote regarding the Batman story "Hot Time in Gotham Tonight":
    "I'll have to share that whole story in the near-future".
    Is it the near-future soon?Are we there yet?Please.
    /Mr Anonymous
    p.s.And maybe,as extra topping,we could get "The Case Batman
    failed to solve" with art by Jerry Robinson?Please.

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    1. Ask and ye shall receive, Mr. A! Monday (tomorrow!) will, indeed, be a "Hot Time in Gotham Town Tonight!" I'll keep the Jerry Robinson classic in mind for future posts. Howzat for service?

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    2. Haha!Well,no complaints from me.
      /Mr Anonymous

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  4. I liked the Kull one the best.

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  5. No disparagement to Mr. Kane, but no artist has ever been able to make pulp hero Doc Savage interesting enough to me on a cover to get me to take a book home with me to read. Yet Kane did his fair share of Warlock covers, a hero who resembles Savage in a sort of "makeover" sense, and I was intrigued by those from the start. Maybe Savage just needed an eye-catching costume to hook me. :)

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