Friday, September 29, 2017

Making a Splash: Ms. Marvel, Year One

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Wanna take a look back at the first year's worth of sizzling Ms. Marvel splashes by titantic talents like the Brothers Buscema, Jim Mooney, Keith Pollard, Joe Sinnott, Frank Giacoia, Tom Palmer, and Sam Grainger? Yeah, Ol' Groove thought you might! Well, here there are from issues 1-13 (October 1977-October 1978)!













The second year-plus would bring talents like Carmine Infantino, Dave Cockrum, and Mike Vosburg to the fold. We'll check 'em out in a future post if ya wanna!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Random Reads: "Idol of Fear" by ? and Sgroi

Ya know, Groove-ophiles, thinking about the old Aquaman cartoon (remember Tuesday's post?) got Ol' Groove reminiscing about his other childhood favorite cartoons. When I think of those, of course I'm talking about Space Ghost, Birdman, Young Samson, and the rest. My favorite back then, dunno why, but it was, was Mighty Mightor. Here's a fun one featuring our stone-age superhero from Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #6 (April 1969) with art by Tony Sgroi...








Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: "Sleep" by Pagan and Ploog

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Here's a cool creepy comicbook mini-epic from the team of writer Kevin Pagan and artist Mike Ploog (yep, Marvel's early 70s Master of Horror did some Warren work!). "Sleep" was originally published in Creepy #44 (December 1971). Check it out!








Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Decent Comics: "Sorcerers of the Sea" by Skeates and Aparo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Back in May 1968, Li'l Groove was still a pre-schooler and cartoons still came on the networks on Sunday mornings. My favorite cartoon at that time was Aquaman. So naturally, when I spotted a copy of Aquaman on the spinner rack, I was gonna grab it. When I grabbed #40 (May 1968) and plunked down 12 pennies, I had no idea that I was buying a piece of comicbook history. Y'see, with this ish, despite the familiar Nick Cardy cover art, times they were a'changin'. A certain trio of Boys from Derby, writer Steve Skeates, artist Jim Aparo, and editor Dick Giordano (who would come to be known collectively as SAG) began their legendary run on DC's King of the Seven Seas' mag with "Sorcerers of the Sea"--kicking a run of epic adventure and innovative storytelling that really grabbed fandom. Dive in, baby!























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