Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Black and White Wednesday: Marvel-Con 1976

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! An extra-special B&W Wednesday for ya today! Not only do you get to see the fabled Mighty Marvel-Con 1976 booklet (to tide you over while you save up the seventy-five plus bucks it takes to buy a rare copy), complete with its Mike Nasser (now Michael Netzer) and Al Milgrom cover, its focus on Captain America and Jack Kirby, beginnings of John Buscema's art school, plus a new Spidey featurette by Tom Sciacca and Frank Giacoia and lots'a other cool stuff...


















































But wait, there's more! Here, direct from YouTube, are film clips from that self-same happening Ol' Groove wishes he could'a been at (t'was a looooooooooong way from Flat Lick, KY, baby)!





Thanks a gazillion, MisterX1964 and The Stan Lee Archive, University of Wyoming American Heritage Center!

Hey, as you can see, the autograph page in our promo-book is empty! If you were there at the Hotel Commodore in NYC back in April 23-25, 1976, sign in and tell us how it was!

9 comments:

  1. This is great stuff! I've never seen those videos and it was a treat to see Archie Goodwin interviewed. And seeing Big John Buscema draw was fantastic! Thanks.

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    1. Glad you dug the post, Rip! I love putting these "real event" pieces together. More work than the usual posts, but more satisfaction, too!

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  2. Hey Groove, I didn't realize you were in Flat Lick, I'm over by Somerset.

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    1. I was just passing through your neck of the woods a couple weeks ago heading for Land Between the Lakes, Kevin! We've gotta grab lunch or something one'a these days. Mebbe meet part ways at Shiloh's in London? ;D Been to Somerset many times. Lovely place!

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    2. I love Shiloh's, I agree let's grab lunch someday!

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  3. Great post, Groove. And thanks heaps for the links to those videos. They were quite entertaining and thoroughly fascinating - what a great little time capsule of a certain time and place.

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  4. They could have all been going to CBGBs and seeing the Ramones instead!

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  5. So cool to see something I never knew about from the seventies. Great post Groove, now I'll need to search out a copy for myself.

    Shane G.

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  6. How I wish I had been around comics fandom during this period. Instead I was ensconced in Kansas City during my high school and college years, enjoying things from a distance. I did live in NYC 1987 - 1992, so I got to meet a lot of the talent from my adolescence at various cons: Lee, Kirby, Rogers, Cockrum, Goodwin, Starlin, Steranko, Adams, Colan, Austin and Palmer.

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