Thursday, April 10, 2014

Setting the Pace: "Nightflight" by Kraft and Perez

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today, Ol' Groove is kickin' off a brand new department--dunno why I never thought of it before...Setting the Pace, which will feature the art of George (Pace-Setter) Perez, who else? We're gonna kick our new department off with Creatures On the Loose #34 (December 1974)--which, I think (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) is the first time Mr. Perez was called "Pace-Setter" in the credits! Neat-o, huh? "Nightflight" is the second Man-Wolf story by the team of David Anthony Kraft and the Pace-Setter (you can read their first shot here). You can really see George's art developing here, and Frank McLaughlin's inks look pret-ty nice! Dig it, baby!
Cover art by George Perez, John Romita, and Tony Mortellaro


  1. I loved Perez's art from the first time I saw it. I believe his first art appeared in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu. Either on the Sons of the Tiger or White Tiger? If not then this Man-Wolf series. It was the age of Monsters & Kung Fu!

  2. Perez's art is awesome. This is gonna be a great new segment!

  3. Love it. Still waiting for a Man-Wolf tpb or HC...

  4. I thought the very first professional publication of Perez' art was a humorous 2-page back up in Astonishing Tales #25, the first appearance of Deathlok. - Jeff Clem

  5. It was. And his next job was a Gullivar Jones story in Monsters Unleashed. They're both here on the Diversions. Here's the link:



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