Dig it, Groove-ophiles! By issue fandom was really digging Mike Grell's Warlord! DC's most successful sword-and-science mag was definitely cutting edge--sexier, more violent, faster paced, and more creator-driven than most any full-color mag on the stands at the time. Guys like Teen Groove ranked Warlord high on the list of favorite mags--and t'was most definitely my favorite DC mag of the time. You'll see why when you dig into Grell's "The Iron Devil" from Warlord #7 (March 1977)!
And did'ja dig the return of Machiste and the sort-of-homage to Michal Moorcock's Stormbringer?
Oh, and if Travis' dialogue about how time works in Skartaris on page 7, panel three bugs you as much as it has a lot of fandom over the years, here's the skinny--and correct dialogue--according to Iron Mike, himself:
"...Due to an editorial error or a lettering error that no one caught, one of my lines was messed up and the explanation was almost completely wrong. The line said that while Mariah was relaxing in her bath, Travis Morgan had slept once and ate twice. The line was printed as slept twice and ate twice.”
Thanks to mikegrell.com and their reprint of Robert Greenburger's 1983 interview with Iron Mike (from Comics Scene #9) for the above quote!
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As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!