Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bring On the Back-ups: "Night of the Thorn" by Kanigher, Andru, and Esposito

This past October 24, comicdom lost one of its most respected creators, Mike Esposito. Esposito's name is an extremely familiar one for fans of the Silver and Groovy Ages as Mighty Mike worked on virtually every top DC and Marvel title during those eras. His most memorable work was with his childhood pal turned artistic partner Ross Andru. Their work on Metal Men in the 60s and Spider-Man in the 70s is the stuff of legend. In 1970, Esposito again teamed with Kanigher and Andru to create the Groovy Age version of Rose and the Thorn in the back of Lois Lane #105 (July 1970). For more info on that incredible ish (as well as info on R&T's creation) you can click here, but how 'bout Ol' Groove finally shares that dazzling debut with ya? Here it is, at long last..."Night of the Thorn"!


  1. Very nice! Was just reading some Metal Men today by the same crew.

  2. I used to wonder if Rose would ever realize she was the Thorn and find a place with "regular" heroes.

    Thanks, Groove!

  3. I've long felt that Ross Andru was a criminally underappreciated artist. He had a long career and his work was always excellent.



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