Friday, November 28, 2014

Black (and White) Friday: "The Forbidden Zone of Forgotten Horrors!" by Moench and Ploog

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Up for a snack, Alka-Seltzer, or headed to a Black Friday sale? Well, before you go (or when you finish, if you must), you've just gotta treat yourself to this Planet of the Apes classic from Marvel's POTA magazine #2 (July--though I bought my copy in August--1974). Courtesy writer Doug Moench and artist Mike Ploog, prepare to enter..."The Forbidden Zone of Forgotten Horrors!"

























Oh, if ya want some back-story before this story, you can read part one from POTA #1 right here!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Feast 2014: The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Bill Sienkiewicz Made Me Buy These!

Well, Groove-ophiles, have you stuffed, napped, and now need a bit of a snack? Then snack on these scrumptious Bill Sienkiewicz covers from the late Groovy Age (aided by a variety of awesome inkers, natch)! Hope your Thanksgiving Feast 2014 was a great one!










Thanksgiving Feast 2014: "Hang the Batman" by Levine, Netzer, and Rubinstein

Welcome back to Thanksgiving Feast 2014, Groove-ophiles! Are ya ready for the main course? You know that one of the greatest comicbooks of all time was the 1978 Batman Spectacular (DC Special Series #15, Summer 1978). Ol' Groove has shared parts of it with ya here and here. Well, today we're gonna feast on a whopping 30 page mystery/puzzler by David Levine (as David V. Reed), Michael Netzer (as Mike Nasser), and Joe Rubinstein (as The Beaver)! "Hang the Batman" allows Levine to give us the classic Darknight Detective using all his brain power to solve a mystery given form in the old children's game, "hangman". All this detecting allows artists Netzer and Rubinstein to show Batman in all kinds of cool action scenes: swinging across the rooftops, roughing up stoolies, and tooling around in a dyn-o-mite editon of the Batmobile. Enough yapping! Pass the gravy and read on, baby!
Cover art by Marshall Rogers































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