Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dy-No-Mite Duos Week! Making a Splash: Our Pal Sal on MTU

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Just a quick post today to lay a mess of Ol' Groove's fave Sal Buscema Marvel Team-Up splashes on ya. Sal either penciled or laid out a pile of powerhouse pages during the mid-to-late Groovy Age, inked by a variety of embellishers. Dig on these for a while...


  1. Hey Grooy One!
    I always loved Sal's beautiful artwork. Especially his stint on Subby's mag,The Defenders,the Hulk, Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man, A Man called Nova & of course, on Marvel Team-Up. I always thought Sal never got the credit he always deserved. I think he was always stuck in brother John's shadow.

  2. Thank you for reminding me in particular of how fine a job Steve Leialoha did in inking Mr Buscema's layouts in that brief run they undertook as a team on MTU. Their work beautifully complimented each other and I'm grateful for you reminding me of that. (And isn't Ben Sean's coloring on the splash of "Slaughter On 10th Avenue" quite lovely too?)

  3. Wow, even the titles make ya wanna jump right in!

    "Death in the Year Before yesterday??" That one should be a movie.

    Mighty Marvel really was mighty once upon a time, eh??



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