Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bring On the Back-ups Two-fer: "Perilous Plan of the Plant Master!" and "Fury of the Floronic Man!" by O'Neil, Dillin, and Austin

 Check it out, Groove-ophiles! While Iron Mike Grell was preparing the pencils and inks for Green Lantern's return to his own mag with ish #90 in late 1976, JLA artist supreme Dick Dillin stepped in to pencil GL's last couple of back-ups stories in The Flash. What's really cool (besides the iconic changes in Plant Master/Floronic Man) is that the old master was inked by a young buck shooting on his way to super-stardom--inker Terry Austin! A fun story by Denny O'Neil, cool art--yeah, this should help you get through your Tuesday, baby! Here are "Perilous Plan of the Plant Master!" and "Fury of the Floronic Man!" from The Flash issues 245-246 (August-October 1976)!


  1. Wait, since when could the ring just freeze things?

  2. I've talked to Terry Austin at various conventions over the years and he seems embarrassed at this period in his career. He says his inks, including his memorable run with Marshall Rogers on Detective, look stiff. I think they are things of beauty.

  3. Thank you,Mr Groove,for sharing.
    A funny thing (for me) ; I this past weekend sat and
    reread Mr Moore's Swampthing.Including the issues
    with The Floronic Man.
    /Mr Anonymous

  4. Another hidden gem Groove! Wasn't it retconned that GL could still control his ring even if it wasn't on his finger?

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

  5. Ya, i agree...GL can't "freeze" things :P

    PS: absolutely *terrific* butt-shot of GL, as well ;) classic! :D



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