|Cover art by Ken Barr|
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Team-up Week! Black and White Wednesday: "And Then...The X-Men!" by Moench, Simonson, and Alcala
Welcome back to Team-Up Week! Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Not only do we get another chapter of the truly-far-out Doug Moench/Walt Simonson/Alfredo Alcala Rampaging Hulk saga (from RH #2, January 1977), but this one includes more aliens, a giant robot (or is it?), and the original X-Men! Dig it, the "first" meeting of Ol' Jade Jaws and the Children of the Atom--at least until the series was ret-conned out of existence. Sigh... Anywho, Moench's story is loads of fun (The Hulk in Europe!), Simonson's layouts are very strong and powerful, and Alcala's inks (or is that charcoal?) are outtasite! Why are you still reading Ol' Groove's ramblings (or are you)? We'll travel back to 1962/63 via 1977, hook up with Greenskin and Rick..."And Then...The X-Men!"
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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!