Friday, April 21, 2017

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: More Conan by Barry (Windsor-) Smith

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! It's been many, many moons since we last planted our peepers on some suh-weeeet Barry (Windsor-) Smith Conan the Barbarian covers--in fact it was way back here in 2009! Here's another half-dozen to go with that half-dozen, and these are far-out to the extreme, as well. Of course, Ol' Grooves of the mind that most any and/or all of BWS' Conan the Barbarian covers should be made into posters! Enjoy, baby!
To all you former FOOMers out there: you know this one was made into a poster!






Thursday, April 20, 2017

Funny Stuff: "The Close Shaves of Pauline Peril" by Connell and Manning

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Here's a short-lived but oh-so-hip and cool comic from Gold Key: The Close Shaves of Pauline Peril #1 (March 1970). Written and created by Disney/Gold Key great Del Connell (creator of Super Goof and Space Family Robinson/Lost In Space, to boot!) and illustrated by Hanna-Barbera/Dell/Gold Key stalwart (and quite an artistic innovator as you'll see in the following pages) Jack Manning, Pauline Peril was another in the line of Paulines (and Penelopes and Loises and...you get the idea) who get into--well--perilous situations that make for fun comicbook reading. This Pauline is a mod, with-it reporter for the Daily Noose (which just happens to be owned by her uncle) whose editor wants her dead (because he'll just happen to gain ownership of the Noose with Pauline out of the way) and who goes on exciting adventures to bring us the news. The mag lasted only four issues, but it deserved to run much longer. Whaddya think?



























Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "The Magick-Man's Last Gasp Purple Light Show!" by Moench and Ploog

What it is, Groove-ophiles! We're going ape again today with Planet of the Apes #13 (August 1975) and "The Magick-Man's Last Gasp Purple Light Show!" by Doug Moench and Mike Ploog! If you think the title's a doozy, wait'll you read the story underneath it...

























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