Monday, November 6, 2017

Marvel-ous Monday: "Between Hammer and Anvil!" by Drake, Heck, and Colletta

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with more cosmic craziness from Arnold Drake, Don Heck, and Vinnie Colletta from Captain Marvel #9 (October 1968)! With "Between Hammer and Anvil", Marv is still stuck between battling the Aakon and the giant robot Cyberex, but, strategic genius that he is, Marv soon sets his enemies against one another. This one is pretty action-packed, and pre-super-hero Carol Danvers gets quite a bit of "screen time" (albeit mostly of the damsel-in-distress variety). Check it out!
Cover art by Gene Colan and Vinnie Colletta


  1. CM # 9's cover was an oddity for its day as they usually had the interior artist draw the cover. It made me wistful for Gene Colan's run on the mag. For those who complain about Vince Colletta, he could at least make bad artists such as Don Heck bearable with his inks.

  2. Don Heck was absolutely amazing!

  3. I agree - Don's art was certainly one of the main foundation stones of MARVEL. Wonderfully atmospheric and dynamic storytelling his characters and comics were always a 'treat' for my eyes no matter who inked him - lol even if it was Vinnie.



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