Friday, November 20, 2020

(Early) Thanksgiving Feast 2020!

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Since Ol' Groove posts on Fridays now, that means that we're going to do an early Thanksgiving Feast this year! Hey, it's 2020, so why do anything normal now, right? So, you can pig out all at once, or nibble throughout the week. The choice is yours--just enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving (or last full week of November, for those of you who don't celebrate Thanksgiving!)

We'll start off with something light--how about one of Li'l Groove's favorite Saturday morning cartoons in comicbook form--Wacky Races! Check it out! From Hanna-Barbera Wacky Races #2, November 1970, it's "Wide Open Races" by Carl Fallberg and Jack Manning!












Next, also from November 1970,  it's the third Rose & Thorn adventure, "My Executioner Loves Me!" from Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #107! Story by Robert Kanigher and art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito!








Here's a little sci-fi snack from by Arnold Drake and Steve Ditko from Mystery In Space #116 (November 1980)..."With His Head In the Stars!"




And now for the main course! The Savage Sub-Mariner and Spider-Man vs Force courtesy Steve Gerber, George Tuska, and Vinnie Colletta from Sub-Mariner #69 (November 1973)! (Note, Ol' Groove snipped the sub-plot--which ties into the title but not this particular story; sorry purists, but we just wanna focus on the action!)

Cover art by John Romita Sr.












Finally, we'll chillax to a fun Li'l Jinx short from Laugh #274 (also from November 1973), "Book Squirm" by the brilliant Joe Edwards!






There ya go, Groove-ophiles! From our house to yours--Happy Holidays! Pax!







5 comments:

  1. Love it! I sure miss the days when there was a big enough audience appreciative for this much variety.

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    1. Me, too! If the new blogger weren't such a pain, I'd have liked to have added a war and/or western to today's post. Thankfully, there are Indy publishers around today that offer some variety. My own Blue Moon Comics being one of them (plug, plug).

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  2. Excellent selection of classics, loved them all. I remember reading the Rose and the Thorn strip at the time and being fascinated by the character, I still think she's one of the most underrated characters in comics. I also had the Subby comic great stuff. Thank you for showing these, as Joecab says great variety of genres you just wouldn't get today.

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  3. I know I'm in the minority but I liked when Namor was the Savage Sub-Mariner, as they tried to "super hero" him up to save his title from cancellation (ditto Dr Strange when he had a skintight costume, mask and secret identity). Loved his costume with the wings.

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