Showing posts with label dave simons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dave simons. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Pal Sal: "Sound of the Silencer" by Evanier, S. Buscema, and Simons

What it is, Groove-ophiles! As hard as it is to believe, Captain America's pal, the Falcon, was around for about a decade before he ever got a solo story (outside a rare Cap-less ish of the Star Spangled Avenger's own title). To rectify that sorry sitch, Mark Evanier wrote a cool story for Marvel Premiere #49 (May 1979) that allowed Sam Wilson to strut his stuff and called it "Sound of the Silencer" (methinks Mark might be a Simon and Garfunkel fan). The story was drawn by, of course!, Our Pal Sal Buscema with inks/finishes by a young and oh-so-talented Dave Simons (R.I.P.) on one of his earliest pro jobs. Teen Groove thought Sal and Dave meshed quite well, with Sal's action-packed pencil-power coming through loud and clear. Still think that's the truth! It ain't a classic by any stretch, but it is a fun diversion--complete with a hoot of a Frank Miller/Klaus Janson cover. Check it out, baby!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Remember When...Hawkman's History Could Be Summarized in Four Pages?

What's happening, Groove-ophiles! Here's a short and sweet trip down memory lane. Long before infinite 52 week long identity invasion crises took over the majority of DC's output, Hawkman was one of their coolest, if more under-appreciated, characters. Over a quarter century of "house cleaning" has made Hawkman's history denser and more complicated than War and Peace translated into Klingon pig-Latin, but back during the Groovy Age Katar Hol's whole history could be summed up in 4 succinct pages--and that's no jive! Here your proof, provided by Bob Rozakis, Ed Barretto, and Dave Simons from World's Finest #261 (November 1979)...


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