Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! We're gonna take one more loving look back at comics that came out in the month of June; this time we're going back 50 years to 1968! What was playing on the radio during those trips to the ever reliable King Kwik (where I'd always get a new comic)? Money Money, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Do You Know the Way to San Jose?, This Guys In Love With You, A Man Without Love, Mrs. Robinson, The Look of Love, and my neighborhood pals' fave Yummy Yummy Yummy! On TV, Rowan and Martin were sockin' it to us on Laugh-In, but I can also remember Family Affair, Dark Shadows, and Candid Camera lighting up the boob-tube a my house. Li'l Groove was too young for the movies, but if I could time-travel back to the Woodlawn, Twin, Oakley, Jolly Roger, or Forest Auto drive-ins during June 1968, I'd surely go see Bandolero!, Rosemary's Baby, and Speedway--and I'd hope Planet of the Apes was still running at one of 'em, too! Now, Li'l Groove was not yet five years old, but I can still remember actually getting the comics below off the sensational spinner racks at the aforementioned King Kwik. I didn't get a lot of comics (yet), but they were some good ones. I still have some of 'em, believe it or don't. The thing I remember most about this particular batch was Dear Ol' Dad's reaction to the cover of Hawk and Dove #1 (he thought it was really weird!) and that Flash #181 was my first experience with a continued story. I didn't know how to deal with that, yet, but I'd soon learn.
Dear Ol' Mom picked this one out. She loves Deadman!
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As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!