Friday, October 19, 2018

Making a Splash: Ghost Rider--the First 13

What it is, Groove-ophiles! How about a look back at the stunning splashes from the first thirteen issues of The Most Supernatural Hero of All? Ghost Rider issues 1-13 featured art by gifted graphite gurus like Tom Sutton, Jim Mooney, Sal Buscema, Frank Robbins, and George Tuska (plus a reprinted splash by co-creator Mike Ploog) inked by an army of adroit ink artists! Check 'em out!

Oh, yeah, Groove-ophiles--if you're in the mood for more Ghost Rider splashes, you can see the fab first pages from each of GR's appearances in Marvel Spotlight (issues 5-11) right here!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Random Reads: "The Man Who Cheated Destiny" by Klein, Von Eeden, and Simons

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's a rare script by ace letterer Todd Klein for Secrets of Haunted House #25 (March 1980), "The Man Who Cheated Destiny!" Another cool and rare thing about this story is that Haunted House's host Destiny plays an active role. Also, it's got fabamundo art by Trevor Von Eeden and Dave Simons. What's not to love?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Black and White Wednesday: "Plague of the Wolf" by Moench and Bolle

HooOOOW's it shakin', Groove-ophiles! Today's fear-fest comes from Warren's Vampirella #7 (June 1970) and features the second pro script from one of Ol' Groove's all time favorite comicbook writers, Doug Moench. With stunning art by Frank Bolle, here's "Plague of the Wolf!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Decent Comics: "The Secret of the Black Orchid!" by Fleisher and Carrillo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! We're down to the final four Black Orchid stories of the Groovy Age, brought to you by the team of writer Michael Fleisher (with Russell Carley) and artist Fred Carrillo. From Phantom Stranger #38 (May 1975), here is..."The Secret of the Black Orchid!"

Monday, October 15, 2018

Marvel-ous Monday: "...And Once Removed from Never!" by Mantlo, Buckler, and Janson

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! For the penultimate issue of Astonishing Tales (#35, February 1976), creator Rich Buckler, ably aided and abetted by scripter Bill Mantlo and inker Klaus Janson, created one of the wildest, and for Ol' Groove at least, most far-out comics of the Groovy Age! (By the way, do ya think this mish might've inspired The Matrix just a little?) With "...And Once Removed from Never!" our anti-hero Deathlok defeats his nemesis Ryker, gains his freedom--and his humanity! Or...does he?


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