Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Black and White Wednesday: Englehart and Austin's Creepy Robots

Steve Englehart is hands down one of Ol' Grooves favorite writers of the Groovy Age. I dug him on everything he did, the Beast, Captain America, the Avengers, the Defenders, Captain Marvel, Star-Lord, Batman, Justice League, Mr. name it, if Mr. E was writing it, I was buying it.

Terry Austin is revered as one of the all-time greatest inkers, due in no small part to his stellar work with John Byrne on the X-Men and Marshall Rogers on the Batman feature in Detective Comics. It was rare that we got to see his pencils and inks. Very rare, indeed.

Creepy was always on the "must buy" list of B&W comic mags. Jim Warren and company always produced top-notch comics that you couldn't pass up.

Put these three ingredients together under a stunning Ken Kelly cover, and you have today's stunning saga from Creepy #104 (cover dated January, 1979), "Holo Cost". Can you dig the awesomeness, Groove-ophiles?


  1. Austin's great flying solo. Not only reminds me (obviously) of his work with Byrne or Marshall Rodgers, but even of the work Kevin O'Neill would have been doing at the time the other side of the pond.

  2. THanks, this is so rad, once again, great post.

  3. nice one! I've never seen this before. the splash page alone is worthy of it's own post. excellent stuff, Groove, mate.



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