Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019!

Season's Greetings, Groove-ophiles! As is our tradition in Groove City, we're sharing a favorite mag from the Groovy Age Yuletide Season, this time it's Freedom Fighters #1!

Back on December 9, 1975, DC unleashed Freedom Fighters #1 (Quality Comics heroes Uncle Sam, The Ray, Black Condor, Phantom Lady, Doll Man, and Human Bomb) on the spinner racks, and boy, was Young Groove ever glad! That snazzy Ernie Chan cover just begged to be bought, and the interiors by Ric Estrada and Mike Royer looked like fun (as was the story by Gerry Conway and Martin Pasko)! Len Wein and Dick Dillin had already introduced us to the super-team from Earth-X in Justice League of America issues 107-108 (June-August, 1973) and I really dug 'em, so finding this mag was quite a thrill! Ol' Groove hopes you get a kick out of it on this particular Christmas Day (or whatever day you might be reading it) four color memory!


















The Story Behind the Story

And it wouldn't be a Christmas post without giving you a glimpse into Groove's Goodies for this year:






All the best to you and yours this Holiday Season! See you next year with the new, weekly Diversions of the Groovy Kind! Pax!

4 comments:

  1. How did DC get ahold of Steranko's 1973 cover to Marvel's Doc Savage #2, and why would they give him no cover credit? Here is the original one:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZjoYqbWpkGw/T5qPjECilGI/AAAAAAAAABM/-O1o3DWJ12o/s1600/DocSavage+2.jpg

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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    1. The Doc Savage tpb came out around a decade ago when DC had the rights to Doc. They also did a Showcase reprinting the b&w mags. Steranko did get cover credit, btw; his signature is on the cover and he's credited as cover artist on the insides. Got my copy off eBay for Christmas this year.

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