Monday, May 30, 2016

Bring on the Back-ups: "The Longest Block in the World!" by Maggin and Giordano

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Let's kick the week off with a far-out back-up featuring Captain Marvel, Jr.! This one's a bit of fun fluff, with writer Elliot S! Maggin giving us a little bit of a morality play (guest-starring the Earth-S version of Henry Kissinger), while artist Dick Giordano keeps the spirit of Mac Raboy going with some very stylized CMJr. poses! From Shazam! #12 (February 1974), here's "The Longest Block in the World!"






3 comments:

  1. Henry Kissinger and Young Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel in the same neighborhood! Wild! (Gosharootie?)

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  2. Somehow I missed this the first time around. Thanks for sharing (Dick Giordano never did enough solo art imho). Another comic to add to my back issue buy list.

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  3. Thank you for posting this story. I didn't start buying Shazam! until a couple of years later, so I've never seen this story. What a rare treat to get to see Dick Giordano's pencils as well as inks. How about posting the debut of Isis from Shazam! #25? Mr. Giordano did a lovely likeness of Joanna Cameron in that story.

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