Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "The Mayan Mutations" by Moench, Mayerik, and DeZuniga

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Y'know, some of my fondest Christmas memories go back to the Christmas of 1976, and one of my all-time fave mags came out December 7 that year: Doc Savage #7! "The Mayan Mutations" by regular writer Doug Moench, regular inker Tony DeZuniga, and guest-penciler Val Mayerik just might have been Teen Groove's fave ish of Marvel's b&w incarnation of Doc and his Amazing Five. The setting, the supporting characters, the return of Doc's gadget vest, the giant bug monsters--man, that's the stuff I still go for! Hopefully you'll dig this novel-length Marvel Masterpiece as much as I always have...
Cover art by Ken Barr


  1. I think this was my favorite of the ones I got to read. What a great series this was! I just hated that it had to end.

  2. Just read this rather recently in that Showcase reprint book; I'm inclined to agree with you that this is - if not the best - one of the best from the Doc Savage b&w magazine. And it's always nice to see Mayerik's art.

  3. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I have fond memories of this, too.... and I can see why it made your Xmas!

  4. All I gotta say is Wow! You got great taste Groove! Watching all this wonderful art reminds me that Tony DeZuniga is the master!



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