Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Black and White Wednesday: Archie Goodwin & Walt Simonson's "Temple of the Spider"

What's happening, Groove-ophiles? I thought after all the big events of the past several weeks (Halloween Countdown, 100th Post, and the election), it'd be nice to unwind with a flat-out great comicbook story by two of the most talented dudes to ever grace the pulpified pages of our favorite medium. I mentioned this story in my post on Thrilling Adventure Stories back in August (you can read it here), so I'm not gonna waste space repeating it all today. Suffice to say, the two issues of Thrilling Adventure Stories produced by Atlas/Seaboard back in 1975 are treasure-troves of comicbook excellence. This story by Goodwin and Simonson, who had just finished their magnificent run on Manhunter in the back of Detective Comics (issues 437-443), is one of the absolute best black and white comics ever. And because Ol' Groove loves ya, here it is!


  1. Terrific. I never knew this existed.

    (And yet, I think Frank Miller saw it all those years ago...)

  2. In the name of all that's Moley! I still have this magazine!

  3. Just discovered your blog while researching comics that I collected in the 70s. It's a fantastic resource. Interestingly two of the first clippings (B&W) I I dragged from the basement are this one and "Dread Night of the Jaguar!". Also one of my all-time favourite artists is Alex Nino, both his drawing and inking style - looks like I'll be spending a bit of time browsing, so I'll your site.



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