Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Decent Comics: "The Monster Society Strikes Back!" by Bridwell, Newton, and Hunt

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! One of the great things about DC Comics back in the Groovy Age is that they were proud, and I do mean proud, baby, of their past--even if it was a past they put out of business and then brought back! Huh? Ol' Groove's rappin' about the Original Captain Marvel, or as they hadda call the feature back then (because of some fly-by-night comicbook company, I hear) SHAZAM! This pride in comicbook history was rarely more evident than when the SHAZAM! team of E. Nelson Bridwell, Don Newton, and Dave Hunt brought back the Mister Mind and the Monster Society of Evil in the back pages of World's Finest #264 (May 1980). Y'see, the original MMatMSoE storyline was a thing of legend to us Groovy Age fans. A storyline that ran for two years in Captain Marvel Adventures (issues 22-46)? That kind of lengthy adventure was unheard of in the Golden Age of comicbooks and it was One Of Those Things fans dug the most. So how cool (and surprising) was it to find a sequel to that fabled epic in the back of World's Finest? About this cool...

And yep, it's a multi-issue storyline--not as long as the original, but long for the SHAZAM revamp! How long? Stay tuned! Part 2 next month!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait until next month!!! I'm heading towards eBay after work!!!



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