Friday, October 28, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Kids (and Dogs) In Danger by Neal Adams

Halloween is almost 'pon us, Groove-ophiles! Let's chill (and shiver and shake) to some spectacularly spooky Neal Adams DC mystery mag covers, all with a common theme...kids (and dogs) in danger! Check 'em out...













11 comments:

  1. DC's horror line was so much fun, all of their anthology books were fantastic, House of Mystery, House of Secrets, Ghosts, Witching Hour, etc. great stuff.

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    1. I still prefer anthologies over single-story comics. I feel like I'm getting more bang for my buck. More stories, a variety of creators--what's not to love?

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    2. I think anthologies may provide a clue to the survival of comics. While I have much love for the current format of comics, the economics doesn't seem to be working and many comics seem written for trade collections, which makes it hard for a new reader to pick up an isolated issue. How about if companies just published super-thick anthologies that contained groups of their titles so that you could get a week's worth of comics whenever you wanted? And the stories wouldn't have to be continued as often; you'd just have as many pages as you needed. Kind of like one of those Archie Double Digests, only in a more readable size, with a variety of contents.

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  2. A beautiful selection of covers that mostly show it's best to leave blurbs off completely. The cover story of HoM #186 (also illustrated by Adams) is such a powerful one, too. A great week-ending entry, Groove!

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    2. I agree, E.G., some of the all-time best covers have been blurb-free. Right on!

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  3. Those were the days of classic covers! They called to you from the racks,compelling you to buy them! Thanks as always! Not sure if you notice or care that I always say this but...GROOVE ON!

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    1. You're welcome, Dale! And we're groovin' on, indeed, Groove-ophile!

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  4. Those were Neal Adams' three children on all those issues. The mystery mags lost something powerful when he quit doing the covers.

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  5. I guess Neal's kids grew up. Seriously, the formula probably got old, and Berni Wrightson began to do a lot of those covers while Adams was busy with Green Lantern/Green Arrow AND The Avengers (at the same time!), besides the odd Batman and El Diablo story, and assorted covers elsewhere.

    But Neal DID make a movie circa 1980 called "Nannaz" (named after a space alien monkey), starring Neal, two of his children, Gray Morrow, and Denys Cowan. It's so bad that it hurts so GOOD! Alternate title: "Death to the Pee-Wee Squad."

    http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=6222634

    http://www.troma.com/films/death-to-the-pee-wee-squad/

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