Thursday, January 31, 2013

Addicted to Alex Nino: "The Inheritors" by Oleck and Nino

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's another sci-fi shocker from the super-team of writer Jack Oleck and artist (and main man today) Alex Nino! From Tales of Ghost Castle #2 (April 1975) meet..."The Inheritors"!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "Twin Burial" by Robinson and Reese

You dig zombies, Groove-ophiles? A lotta folks do these days (wonder why?), but back during the Groovy Age, the only place to get your zombie fix on a regular basis was Marvel's b&w Tales of the Zombie. Today's "Twin Burial", by Chuck Robinson and Ralph Reese, comes from Tales of the Zombie #2 (June 1973). Of course, it's not exactly a zombie story. Pre-zombie, perhaps? You decide!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ol' Groove's Request Line: "Luthor--You're Driving Me Sane!" by Maggin and Novick

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Fellow Groove-ophile Tony O. e-mailed yers trooly with some rally cool requests--the first of which was a request for one of the final three issues of DC's Joker mag! Yeah, there's an If You Blinked You Missed post waiting in the wings on that one, baby, but for now, just know ye that DC gave the Harlequin of Hate his own mag--though it only ran for a scant nine issues (February 1975-June 1976). As I said: more on that later, gator! Meantime, here's "Luthor--You're Driving Me Crazy!" from Joker #7 (February 1976) in which The Batman's greatest foe has a major run-in with Superman's greatest foe, Lex Luthor, courtesy Elliot S! Maggin, Irv Novick, and Frank McLaughlin! Dig it!
Cover art by Ernie Chua (Chan)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Random Reads: "Mountain Thunder!" by Gerber and Alcazar

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Time for more of Marvel's adaptation of Lin Carter's Thongor and "The Wizard of Lemuria"! "Mountain Thunder!", from Creatures on the Loose #28 (December 1973), is the first ish by the new Thongor creative team of Steve Gerber and Vincente Alcazar. Check it out!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Making a Splash: Gil Kane's Captain Marvel

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Y'know, just thinking about Gil Kane's all-too-short run on Marvel's Captain Marvel (issues 17-21, July 1969-May 1970) makes Ol' Groove's mind boggle. Kane was in top form and his drawings were filled with energy, passion, and majesty, rivaling the best work of, well, anybody! Yers trooly believes Gil was inspired 'cause he was working with his best (in my humble opinion) Marvel writer and inker combo, namely Roy Thomas and Dan Adkins, but that's just me guessin'. What does all'a this winsome wordage boil down to, you ask? Simple. DAGGONE, LOOKIT THESE AWESOME PICTURES! Ahem. Later, gator!


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