Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Decent Comics: "The Leviathan Conspiracy" by Wein and Redondo

Dig it, Groove-opiles! "The Leviathan Conspiracy" in Swamp Thing #13 (August 1974) was writer/co-creator Len Wein's final ST script of the Groovy Age. Wein went out, imho, on a high note, tying up many loose ends, giving us a properly downbeat ending, and still taking time to script a rather iconic scene for artist Nestor Redondo to illustrate (page 18, natch, and, of course, the cover). Enjoy!





















Monday, February 20, 2017

Marvel-ous Mondays: "Rampage!" by Conway, Smith, and Giacoia

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We're back with another Ka-Zar adventure astonishingly illustrated by Barry (Windsor-) Smith, with inks by Frank Giacoia. Gerry Conway's script for "Rampage!" ain't too shabby either, with cool REH-esque villains and lots of action. Top it off with a cool cover by John Buscema and John Verpoorten (even if Ka-Zar is relegated to the tiny bottom section of it), and you'll see that fifteen cents for Astonishing Tales #5 (January 1971) was money well spent!













Friday, February 17, 2017

Making a Splash: Curt Swan's Groovy Superman

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Did'ja know that today is the 97th anniversary of the birth of Curt Swan? Well, 'tis! So whaddya say we celebrate the birthdate of THE Superman artist of the Groovy Age by taking a dip into a pile of his sensational Superman splashes? A random bunch of awesome artistry from Groovy Age issues of Superman and Action Comics coming right up!
Action Comics #402





Superman #248


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bring On the Back-ups: "The Decision!" by Starlin and Tanghal

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! We're back with the third chapter of Jim Starlin's OMAC revival! "The Decision!" from Warlord #38 (July 1980) was written and laid out by Judo Jim, the finishes and inks were provided by future New Teen Titans super-star inker Romeo Tanghal. (Tanghal gives Starlin a very different look, to say the least--and his style would change a lot over George Perez's pencils in NTT.) Things are getting ready to get even wilder (and just look at how cram-packed this 8 pager is--no wonder us Groovy Agers have such a hard time with today's glacially paced comics), so let's up, up, and aw--wait, wrong mag. Er, um, Dig it, baby!








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