Monday, September 2, 2013

Our Pal Sal: "A Change of Mind!" by Wein and Buscema

Today's Labor Day here in the good ol' U.S. of A., so Ol' Groove thought it might be cool to dig on some awesome art by one of the hardest-working titans of the Groovy Age, Our Pal Sal Buscema. Sal's runs on Avengers, Captain America, Defenders, Incredible Hulk, Marvel Team-Up, Spectacular Spider-Man, Rom, not to mention his bazillion fill-ins on just about every Marvel mag, made Sal a fave among faves, even earning him an award or three as FOOM's favorite penciler. Oh, author Len Wein was no slacker himself, writing reams of classics for both Marvel and DC on JLA, Batman, Swamp Thing, FF, Spider-Man, and many others, plus editing dozens of mags and co-creating characters like Swamp Thing, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Storm. These journeymen didn't work together very often, but when they did, they went together like the Captain and Tennille! Just check out "A Change of Mind!" reprinted in Chamber of Chills #22 (February 1976) from Chamber of Darkness #6 (May 1970). Enjoy!


  1. I had never associated Sal Buscema with horror comics before, although, given his versatility, it's not surprising. Cool story, and great art.

  2. That's some really fantastic art, and Syd Shores' inking meshes really well with Sal's pencils. It's also interesting to see Sal's work in a non-superhero story - he never really did much work for the black & white magazines did he? Too bad. Although honestly, when would he have had the time? As you point out, Sal was really busting his butt during the 1970s.



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