Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Funnies: Josie in "Lucky Me"

Josie (of the Pussycats fame) got really popular in the early 70s when she and her band got their own Saturday morning cartoon series (a couple of 'em, in fact). Besides starring in her own mag, she also shared the spotlight with Archie, Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch, and the rest of the Riverdale gang in Archie's TV Laugh-Out. Take for example this fun little ditty from Archie's TV Laugh-Out #21 (July 1973) called "Lucky Me". Enjoy!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our Pal Sal: "And Six Shall Crush the Hulk!"

It's about time Ol' Groove's first fave Marvel artist, Our Pal Sal Buscema got his own semi-regular feature, don'tcha think? And what better way to kick it off than with this sci-fi romp from Incredible Hulk Annual #5 (1976)? Yeah, that's right, besides drawing the monthly adventures of the Hulk, the Defenders, Skull the Slayer, Marvel Team-Up, and Odin knows what else, Sal also found the time to pencil this 35 page spectacular plotted by Len Wein and dialogued by Chris Claremont. While Jack Abel wasn't my fave inker over Sal's pencils (he wasn't bad, and there were far, far worse), the sheer force and power of Sal's layouts come smashing through here. What really turns Ol' Groove on about Sal's work on "And Six Shall Crush the Hulk!" is how he manages to totally capture the look and feel of Kirby's Atlas-era monsters without ever ripping off the King's style. Sal "got" Kirby like few artists ever have--and here's 35 pages to prove it!

Speaking of Jack Kirby--dig that cover, baby!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ol' Groove's Request Line: Dr. Spektor Meets the Owl

Some of ya have sent word out to Groove City that you're still patiently waiting for the macabre meeting between Dr. Spektor and the Owl from Dr. Spektor #22 (July 1976) Ol' Groove rapped about 'way back in October--so here 'tis! "Night of the Owl" by Don Glut and Jesse Santos. Dig it, baby!


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