Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Black and White Wednesday: "Into the Shop" by Goulart, Bissette, and Veitch

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Long-time readers know that one of Ol' Groove's favorite authors is Ron Goulart. Whether it's pulp/comicbook history, sci-fi/fantasy prose, or comicbooks, Mr. Goulart's skills have always brought yers trooly great delight. Imagine how ecstatic Teen Groove was when he got his hands on Marvel Preview #18 (May 1979)! Not only did the new Star-Lord creative team of Doug Moench, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Bob McLeod blow me away (check it out), but Marvel had snagged Ron Goulart to write an amazing back-up sci-fi saga! I looooove Goulart's sci-fi satire, and "Into the Shop" had the wit and bite I loved so much. Even more cool, it was brought to artistic life by recent graduates of  the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art's first class (and future super-stars in their own right) of Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch,. The young artists captured both the humor and the horror of Goulart's tale starring Clint Eastwood--er Marshal Clemens' nightmarish adventure. Here's a hidden treasure you won't find anywhere else, baby! Dig it!!

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! An anonymous citizen of Groove City just informed Ol' Groove that this mini-epic was made into an episode of Welcome to Paradox (Episode 13, 9/9/1998, according to IMDB) starring Dana Ashbrook!


  1. If anyone is interested this was made into an episode of the SciFi Channel (or Showcase) series "Welcome to Paradox", with Dana Ashbrook as Marshal Clemens

  2. Sure 'nuff! I need to add that info up above!

  3. I have been looking for this for literally DECADES! I remember owning this issue when I was in the 6th grade, and was astounded by the glorious sci-fi violence in this story - thank you so much for posting this!



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