Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Decent Comics: "Sivana's Space Armada!" by Bridwell, Newton, and Giella

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! Here's part three of E. Nelson Bridwell and Don Newton's SHAZAM/ Monster Society of Evil saga! This time, they're joined by inker Joe Giella as Captain Marvel takes on the terror-team of Dr. Sivana and IBAC! From World's Finest #266 (September 1980) here's "Sivana's Space Armada!"









Monday, October 16, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "Black Goliath" by Isabella, Tuska, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Months after Black Goliath's debut in Powerman issues 24-25 (which you can read here and here), the powers-that-were at Marvel gave Bill Foster's gi-normous alter ego his own mag (just like Ol' Groove told ya about in the Powerman #24 post). In October 1975 Black Goliath #1 hit the stands, written by Tony Isabella with art by George Tuska and Vinnie Colletta. "Black Goliath" was loaded with flashbacks on our hero's backstory (Bill Foster had been around since 1966, after all) and action against a new villain called Atom Smasher (along with his matching-costumed minions). The best part, though, was the introduction of Foster's supporting cast: his "Whiz Kids", a trio of geniuses in the tradition of Doc Savage's Amazing Five. Check it out, baby!
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Frank Giacoia




















Friday, October 13, 2017

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: The Demon

October. Friday the 13th. Jack Kirby. The Demon. What more do you need to know before you can enjoy these ka-razee Kirby kovers, Groove-ophiles? That the original Demon mag ran 16 issues, from June 1972-October 1973? The Jack King Kirby was inspired by Hal Foster's Prince Valiant Sunday comic strip in the creation of Etrigan (the Demon)? No? Okay, then...enjoy!


Oh, so NOW you're curious about that Prince Valiant inspiration, huh? T'was a mas Val wore to scare some enemies and...ah, just have a peek...


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Decent Comics: "A Second Time to Die" by Conway and Redondo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Swamp Thing #19 (July 1975) is the first chapter in a two-part fill-in by writer Gerry Conway and regular ST artist Nestor Redondo. Conway would have more Swampy stories to come (and Ol' Groove ain't just rappin' about the Challengers of the Unknown appearances we're already running here on the Diversions...). Are you prepared for..."A Second Time to Die"?



















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