Friday, November 30, 2012

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Dick Giordano Made Me Buy These!

Dick Giordano was best known as an inker and editor, but he was also one heckuvva cover artist as well! Just check out this dazzling dozen DC quarter-grabbers...!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Groove's Faves: "The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!" by Bates, Swan, and Anderson

Ol' Groove doesn't know why, but for some reason when I was a kid I was always enamored of Superman stories which featured the Man of Steel in some sort of impossible romantic entanglement. Toss together the menace of a skeletal dinosaur, the opportunity to rid the earth of ills like poverty and pollution, yet another Superman double (hadn't Supes just defeated the sandy-duplicate?), and a hot alien chick, top it off with stunning, stunning art by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson, and yeah, you've got yourself another Groove's Faves offering. Nice work, writer Cary Bates! From Superman #243 (August 1971), get ready to meet..."The Starry-Eyed Siren of Space!"
Cover art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Black and White Wednesday: "The Thing in the Well" by McKenzie and Duranona

Welcome to the weird side, Groove-ophiles! Here's a shocker by the criminally underrated Roger McKenzie with sumptuous art by Leo Duranona, "The Thing in the Well' from Creepy #85 (November 1976)!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Groovy Age Gold: "The Tarantula Strikes!" by Bert Christman

Young Groove flipped for this reprint of the first appearance of the original Sandman from Adventure Comics #40 as it appeared in Justice League of America #93 (September 1971). That suit/gas mask/fedora/cape combo looked so cool, and Bert Christman's (under the pen name of Larry Dean) art was so moody, man, it just grabbed me! Bet you'll dig it, too! Written by Christman and plotted by Gardner Fox, here's "The Tarantula Strikes!"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Groove's Faves: "Fight Without Pity" by Moench, Gulacy, and Adkins

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Let's kung-fu kick off this week with a far-out, hardcore Master of Kung Fu action epic! It's writer Doug Moench and artist Paul Gulacy (co-plotting this time) firing on all cylinders (aided by Dan Adkins' awesome inks) with..."Fight Without Pity" from Master of Kung Fu #39 (January 1976).


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