Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: "Bad Moon On the Rise!" by Moench and Sutton

HoOOOOOOOOOw's it shakin',  Groove-ophiles! Are ya ready for a short shocker that shares its title with a line from one of Ol' Groove's (and possibly one'a yours, too) favorite CCR songs? Yep, Ol' Groove is rappin' 'bout "Bad Moon On the Rise" from Eerie #36 (September 1971), written by Doug Moench and illustrated by Tom Sutton! Let's rock & roll those beautiful b&w pages!











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  1. This is a beautiful Sutton effort. It hits midway between his cartoony and Wally Wood styles. Publishing it in black and white brings all sorts of special things to the artwork.

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    1. The more I see Sutton's work, the more I am amazed! Truly an underrated master!

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    2. And he was one of those rare artists who kept getting better with age. Some of his Charlton covers and stories from the 70s are amazing.

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  2. The Warren Magazines were so much fun, it really is a shame we have nothing like them today. A couple of years ago I picked up the complete Creepy, Eerie, and Vampirella on discs, time to break them out and enjoy them again.

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    1. Actually, Kevin, there is something like the Warren mags today--look over in the right sidebar and follow the link to The Creeps magazine. Many Warren alum are doing work for that mag--shoot, I have a story in the pipeline for The Creeps m'self!

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    2. I've been meaning to get The Creeps mag. But my financial situation precludes much of the way in indulgences right now. When it improves I'll get all 7 issues.

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    3. Thanks Groove, I am definitely gonna check it out, congrats on the story!

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    4. I'll announce the issue number when I find out. Meantime, I have other comics rolling off the presses for anyone who is interested!

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  3. It looks like Doug Moench originally intended to be a little more explicit in his tribute to CCR's lead singer! Notice that on the first page, she's going to meet "John", and then on page six, she talks about "John Fogerty" getting lucky tonight, and that she wishes he'd hurry up and get there! In panel three of that same page, "Kain Kincaid" shows evidence of being a relettering, as it does in several other instances.

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