Friday, April 30, 2010

(P)Raising Kane: "...And Who Will Call Him Savage?"

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's some savage Gil Kane with a twist: Marvel's jungle lord Ka-Zar transplanted into the concrete jungle of NYC! The title is certainly appropriated for a tale by Groovy Gil: "...And Who Will Call Him Savage?" Written by Mike Friedrich and inked by Tom Sutton, I think you'll dig this little-seen gem from Astonishing Tales #15 (September 1971).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

So Long, Dube...

Man, do I hate writing these. Seems like only days ago we were bidding farewell to Dick Giordano, and now... Bill DuBay, most famous for his writing and editing at Warren during the Groovy Age, passed away at age 62 on April 15. Bill was an editor, writer, artist, and colorist. He is best remembered for his on-and-off editorial stays at Warren from 1972-1983. He helped give the Warren line of mags a slicker, more classy look (especially the striking contents pages), gave early breaks to Groovy Age greats like Don McGregor, Doug Moench, Billy Graham, and others, and wrote some of the most memorable tales to ever fill the pages of Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, 1984/1994, The Rook, and others, either under his own name, his nickname "Dube", or his favorite pseudonym, Will Richardson. The Dube also pulled stints writing and/or editing at Marvel (both in comics and Marvel's animation studio), DC, Heavy Metal, Archie (Adventure Series), Western, Pacific, and Fox Kids. The Dube's work was always dependable fun, and he was a true talent and visionary. In tribute, here's an early Bill DuBay tale from Eerie #31 (cover-dated January 1970). Written, drawn, and inked by the Dube, it's "The Devil's Hand!"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Black and White Wednesday: "Bookworm" by Gerry Conway and Richard Corben

Here's a macabre masterpiece to which Ol' Groove can surely relate. Been called a "bookworm" more than once (a week) in my lifetime, but man! At least I never have to worry about winding up like the poor schlub in this creepy Gerry Conway/Rich Corben classic from Eerie #32 (cover date March 1971).

...I hope...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Team-Up: Sub-Mariner and Captain Marvel

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's another mighty mis-match between two significantly strident super-heroes for your pulse-pounding pleasure! Namor, the savage Sub-Mariner and the Kree-born Captain Marvel don't get along swimmingly, but they do make a mighty pair of baddie-battlers. This story is particularly interesting to us Captain Marvel fans, as it occurs between the final issue of the Good Captain's own mag and the beginning of the Kree/Skrull War in Avengers #89. Written by Rascally Roy Thomas and drawn by Our Pal Sal Buscema, here's a true fave, baby! From Sub-Mariner #30 (July 1970), here's "Calling Captain Marvel"!


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