Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: B&W Mags You Might've Read on July 4 During the Groovy Age

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Happy Independence Day to all my groovy guys and gals in the U.S.! And a belated Canada Day to y'all in the Great White North! Today Ol' Groove's trying something different for both 4th of July and B&W Wednesday, and that's looking back over the entirety of the Groovy Age (1968-1980) at the black and white action and horror mags you could very well have bought when you stocked up on firecrackers, sparklers, and cherry bombs, baby! You might've been reading these while waiting for the burgers and dogs to grill or on a picnic with the family! All the following covers represent b&w comic mags that came out between July 1-July 4 each year of the Groovy Age! How's that for time travel, baby! Enjoy the covers (in no particular order--hey, I'm on holiday!), but don'tcha spill any mustard on 'em!
















7 comments:

  1. I truly do miss the groovy age mags,there was something special about them.

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    1. Yes, I've never been able to put my finger on it, but finding any of those Marvel B&W mags in a UK newsagent was always a special treat!

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  2. We have a few of these ... cool selection of covers !! a pleasant 4th to you and yours

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  3. Those old B&W mags can be a lot of fun to revisit; there was a distinct difference in the content from the colour comics. I've currently been re-reading some of the old Marvel titles (Bizarre Adventures at present), but it's very nice to see the Skywald titles included - they're too often forgotten.

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  4. Far out! I have that issue of Masters of Terror. It has some really good stories and some groovy art!

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  5. We don't have "Canada Independence Day" up here in the frozen north. It's just "Canada Day". (I liked the old name, "Dominion Day".) Canada never declared independence from Britain or anything else. We just evolved our independence, very slowly.

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    1. Too much typing, not enough writing. You're right as rain and I apologize for the slip. I'll fix it post haste!

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