Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Avengers Week! Black and White Wednesday: "Foom Interview: Jarvis"

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Avengers Week keeps on keepin' on with this awesome article from FOOM #6 (Summer 1974) written by Roger Stern (who later became both a definitive editor and writer of the Avengers mag from the late 70s through the 80s) with art by Marie Severin and Dave Cockrum. It's part one of the history of the Avengers through the eyes of the dude who was there from the beginning...their (usually) faithful butler, Jarvis! Yeah, it's black, white, and blue, but whaddya want for nothin'? Dig it!

Indeed, the article's continued. Sorry 'bout that, Groove-ophiles. But hey, Ol' Groove's gotta save something for Avengers II, right?

(And a tip of the kriplah to Tony Isabella, editor of this particularly far-out ish of FOOM, for positively identifying Sterno as this article's author!)


  1. Totally Awesome!

    More FOOM please!!

  2. Love the text blurb "If I didn't know Mr. Stark better I'd have accused him of drinking"-

    Was this before or after Stark's drinking problems?

  3. Anonymous, that line about Stark and drinking came before Michelinie's and Layton's alcoholism storyline.

  4. Sweet! This, and other Avengers material from FOOM #5, 6, and 7, are due to be included in next week's Avengers Masterworks volume 12!

    Your pal, Jim

  5. That was too cool. Wish you were posting part two tomorrow. :(

    Also, I wish I could read Javis' bulletin board. I can't make it out.

  6. This is very cool. A lot of fun. :-)

  7. The Iron Man nose! Apparently it was all a misunderstanding. Stan told Roy Thomas the artists weren't leaving enough room for Tony Stark's nose in his helmet and somehow that got translated into adding a nose. Fortunately they corrected this.

  8. Memories of a childhood summer! I copied and copied those Cockrum illustrations for the next three years.

    I was just telling my class this morning how much I liked Iron Man's nose.

  9. Is the second half of this interview available here?



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