Friday, February 14, 2020

Dynamic Drawings and Data of Decidedly Dubious Distinction!

Hey, Kids! Comics from 50 Years Ago!
February 10 & 12, 1970

Groovy Age Splash Page of the Week
Brave and the Bold #116 (September 1974)

Groovy Age Spotlight On...
Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, Groove-ophiles! Since today's all about hearts and flowers, Ol' Groove thought he'd share a beauty of a romance tale with ya! It's a beauty 'cause it's illustrated by the unusual team of Gene Colan and Sal Buscema! Methinks their styles went quite well together on the Stan Lee scripted "How Do We Know When It's Really Love?" from Our Love Story #4 (January 1970). Yeah, you could say the story is corny and dated in it's 1960s jet-set flick-inspired way, but that's part of it's appeal, imho. Ain't Valentine's Day kinda corny (in a sweet way) and about... dates (kinda)…? Okay, I'll shut up and let ya enjoy the purty pitchures…

Friday, February 7, 2020

An Endearing Ensemble of Errata for Your Enjoyment!

Hey, Kids! Comics from 50 Years Ago!
February 1 & 5, 1970

Groovy Age Splash Page of the Week

From Marvel Treasury Edition #4, February 1975

Collecting the Groovy Age...

DC 1st Issue Special Hardcover

One of the reasons for the new format here at DotGK is because Ol' Groove won't be as focused on sharing whole comics as much as I have done in the past. Why? Well, if you're keeping up with the comicbook reprint market, the answer's pretty obvious: there's not a whole lot from the Groovy Age that's not already or getting ready to be put into print! Case in point: DC's 1st Issue Special! Who'd'a thunk that DC's little-known mid-70s try-out mag would get the hardback collection treatment? Not moi! But hey, while it's unexpected, it's most definitely appreciated--and you can bet your banged-up copy of Avengers #88 that Ol' Groove has pre-ordered his copy! Instead of the usual run-down of what's gonna be in the collection (all 13 issues of 1st Issue Special, duh!), how 'bout we just savor the splashes that represent each scintillating (or silly, whatever the case may be) story...

The retail price is $39. 99 and it's scheduled to go on sale April 15, 2020. Are you as excited as Ol' Groove is, baby? See ya next week! Pax!


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Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!

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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!