Showing posts with label gold key comics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gold key comics. Show all posts

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Random Reads: "Maximilian's Treasure"

Howdy there, Groove-ophiles! Not too long ago, Ol' Groove moseyed on down to the local Cracker Barrel to fill his belly with some good breakfast grub. While waiting for a table, I was drawn to the spinner rack (love spinner racks!) filled with DVD collections of classic TV shows. What did my wondering eyes behold but an old, long unseen (for moi) fave, the first season of The Wild, Wild West! Now, to Li'l Groove, that show was right up there with Lost In Space and Batman, baby, so I had to nab that sepia-toned box of memories. Watching them made me remember Gold Key's short-lived comix series based on that awesome old show, and viola! a new post is born! Jump in the WABAC machine and let's see what comicbook shenanigans the James Bond of the West and his Master of Disguise partner could get into...

Can anyone help identify the credits for this story? All the Grand Comics Database can tell us is that Sal Amendola inked it... Thanx!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Gold Key's Lone Ranger

Ya know, Groove-ophiles, when I was a Li'l Groove, Gold Key/Western Publishing's painted covers really turned me off. They looked like magazines, not comicbooks, ya know? Now, by the time I hit my teens, painted covers (and comics) were lookin' pretty far out to me, but in between there was one title that I rather dug the painted covers on: The Lone Ranger. For some reason, painted covers seemed natural for Kemosabe. Maybe it was because guys like Ernest Nordli, Hank Hartman, and Don Spaulding did such a cool, cool job of making the Lone Ranger, Silver, Tonto and the Old West look real...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Making a Splash: R.I.P. Jesse Santos

Sad to report that Ol' Groove recently learned of Jesse Santos'  passing on April 27 at the age of 83. Santos was the artist/co-creator of Gold Key's Groovy Age hits Dagar the Invincible and Dr. Spektor, two books yers trooly totally digs. I thought admiring Santos' swingin' Dagar splash pages would make for a nice tribute, so here ya go, baby!

(Sorry I'm missing the splash for ish 14, but maybe the inclusion of Gold Key Spotlight #6's splash will make up for it?)


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