Monday, June 30, 2014

Random Reads: "Death Race to Cholera End!" by Fleisher and Cruz

Time t'saddle up an' hit the trail, Groove-ophiles! Did'ja know that talented hombre name'a E.R. Cruz, best known for his eerie work on The Shadow and hundreds of terror tales for DC's mystery mags, drew a few issues of Jonah Hex? Well, he did! Today we're gonna look at the first of 'em, "Death Race to Cholera End!" from Jonah Hex #26 (April 1979). Of course, it's classic Hex, story-wise, as it's written by long-time Hex scribe Michael Fleisher! Let's ride!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Making a Splash: Happy Herb's Hulk, Part Two

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Time for another heaping helping of Happy Herb Trimpe Incredible Hulk splash pages!! Feast your eyes on some of the greatest gamma-irradiated images that ever 'peared in the pulse-pounding pages of Marvel's mightiest man-monster's mag (issues 129-142 and 145, t'be exact)!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ol' Groove's Request Line: "The One-Shot Hero!" by Bates and Cockrum

Ol' Groove recently received a request from Groove-ophile (and former Incredible Hulk (among many other great comics) inker) Jim Sanders III, and Jim wished he could read Cary Bates and Dave Cockrum's "The One-Shot Hero!" from Superboy #195 (March 1973). Not only is Mr. Sanders a great artist, but he also has great taste! We don't just  get some suh-wheet early Dave Cockrum Legion of Super-Heroes art (dig that funky Colossal Boy costume), but we also get the debut (and we thought demise) of Erg-1, the dude we'd come to know as Wildfire, who'd become one of our all-time fave Legionnaires (he was the "hot" Legion character of the 70s/80s)! Check it out, Groove-ophiles!


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