Making a Splash: Groove's Favorites from Marvel and DC, July 1976
What it is, Groove-ophiles! If you can remember the Summer of 76, you probably remember the big U.S. Bi-Centennial celebrations, Top 40 radio hits like Afternoon Delight and Silly Love Songs, The Fonz and Nadia Comaneci (via the Summer Olympics) ruling the airwaves, or mebbe you went to the movies and got freaked out by The Omen. Most important of all, though, was what we could find on the old spinner rack, right? Marvel, DC, Charlton, Archie, Harvey, and Gold Key had tons (I say, TONS) of comics that month, so there's no way Ol' Groove is gonna put 'em all in one post. Instead, I'm gonna share the sensational splash pages from my own personal, bought-strait-off-the-spinner rack twenty (in no particular order) favorite comics from July 1976! Yeah, they're all Marvel and DC, but hey, it's my list! You can debate, add to, take from, or trash the entire list if'n ya wanna--but these are mine, I tell ya! Mine, mine! (How'd Daffy Duck get in here?) Enjoy!
Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!
Note to "The Man": All images are presumed copyright by the respective copyright holders and are presented here as fair use under applicable laws, man! If you hold the copyright to a work I've posted and would like me to remove it, just drop me an e-mail and it's gone, baby, gone.
All other commentary and insanity copyright GroovyAge, Ltd.
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!