Monday, May 28, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "Marak!" by Kirby and Royer

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! We have more of the History of Mankind as seen through the cosmic sensibilities of Jack "King" Kirby, ably abetted by inker/letterer Mike Royer. "Marak!" gives us an action packed history lesson on the development of weapons and warfare--and somehow these things lead to the greatest invention of all! What is it? Peel back the cover of 2001: A Space Odyssey #3 (November 1976) and see for yourself, pilgrim!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Making a Splash: Joe Staton's E-Man

Ol' Groove's in the mood to enjoy a look at Joe Staton's Groovy Age E-Man splashes, Groove-ophiles. Hope you are, too!

E-Man #2

E-Man #5

E-Man #9

Charlton Bullseye #4
Yeah, most of these are actually title pages instead of splashes, but who cares? Aren't they the ginchiest?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Funny Stuff: "Love Is a Dandy!" by Skeates, Ditko, and Wood

Crazy story. Check. Gorgeous art. Check. Sight gags that make you chuckle. Check. Pretty girls. Check. Yep, it's a PLOP! story by Steve Skeates, Steve Ditko, and Wally Wood. From PLOP! #16 (May 1975), here's "Love Is a Dandy!"

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "The Clash of Leviathans!" by Moench and Torrents

Dinosaurs vs. aliens! And the winner is...humanity? Doug Moench and Ramon Torrents give us the answers to dinosaur extinction and the origin of disease on earth with..."The Clash of Leviathans!" Pretty deep stuff for a Vampirella mag (Vampirella #28, August 1973, to be exact), huh?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Decent Comics: "Underworld Reward Part 2" by Skeates and Aparo

Check it out, Groove-ophiles! The second part of Aquaman's battle against the surface world's underworld (think about it!) courtesy Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo! In Aquaman #45's (March 1969) "Underworld Reward Part 2," the King of the Seven Seas is still battling the mob in the "real world" while the fantasy angle is still being carried forward by his young ward Aqualad. Such cool stuff under an amazing Nick Cardy cover!


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