Monday, March 25, 2013

Bring on the Back-ups: "The Candy Kitchen Caper!" by Maggin, Dillin, and Giordano

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's a short-but-sweet Green Arrow back-up from his days as a rotating back-up feature in Action Comics. "The Candy Kitchen Caper!" by Elliot Maggin, Dick Dillin, and Dick Giordano (from Action Comics #424, March 1973) is a pretty good representative of the types of Green Arrow stories we were getting after the Avenging Archer's "Denny O'Neal Adams" heyday: human interest, simply told, not too flashy, but satisfying. Ol' Groove is pretty sure that it was our hero's strong personality and cool costume (and especially his JLA appearances) that kept him alive during the mid-to-late 70s.

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