Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: FOOM Magazine #9 Cosmic Stuff by Stern, Vohland, Starlin, Byrne, and more

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Here's the best ish of FOOM Magazine Young Groove never had: the special cosmic issue: FOOM #9 (late 1974/early 1975)! Yeah, Young Groove's subscription for FOOM ran out with ish #4 and the family was moving from Ohio to Kentucky, so the folks nixed my re-upping for a while. After the move, I met a fellow sixth-grader named David who loved comics as much as I did. He had a subscription for FOOM and let me borrow his copies. Wotta pal! FOOM #9 started off with an in-freakin'-credible Jim Starlin cover and was loaded with articles on Silver Surfer, Warlock, Captain Mar-Vell, and the Watcher by a young Roger Stern and the late Duffy Vohland, and filled-to-the-brim with outtasite art by newcomers like John Byrne, Don Maitz, and Stephen Fabian. Is it any wonder I loved this ish?

And just 'cause Ol' Groove loves ya, baby, here's the legendary Mistress of Kung Fu back cover, also by that kid Byrne!

Oh, and fear not, faithful ones! Ol' Groove eventually got his own copy of FOOM #9 (thanks, eBay!). Oh, and my folks let me re-subscribe just in time to get FOOM #10 featuring the All-New, All-Different X-Men. Don'tcha just love happy endings?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to my crazy browser (Microsoft Edge--blecch!), when I was clicking "approve" the page scrolled to delete! Why does Edge load pages in such a weird way that it like rolls at random times? Anyway, here's James Chatterton's comment in spite of Microsoft Edge: Man, what an issue! Did you catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet? It's a virtual love-fest towards all things Marvel-Cosmic.

    James Chatterton

    And a big 10-4 on the new GotG! Loved it mucho and wanna see it again ASAP!



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